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Lucky Star & Hyōka's Yasuhiro Takemoto Directs Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Anime

posted on 2016-10-24 12:11 EDT by Egan Loo
Mutsumi Tamura, Yūki Kuwahara cast in January anime with fhána opening song

The official website for the television anime of Coolkyoushinja's Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon or The Dragon Maid of Kobayashi-san) manga opened on Tuesday. The site revealed the following cast:

  • Mutsumi Tamura as Kobayashi
  • Yūki Kuwahara as Tohru
  • Maria Naganawa as Kanna
  • Yūki Takada as Eruma
  • Minami Takahashi as Rukoa

Yasuhiro Takemoto (Amagi Brilliant Park, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, Hyōka, Lucky Star) is directing the anime at Kyoto Animation. Yuka Yamada (Neo Angelique Abyss, Samurai Warriors, Umi Monogatari) is in charge of the series scripts, and Miku Kadowaki (Amagi Brilliant Park, Beyond the Boundary) is designing the characters.

Mikiko Watanabe is the art director, and Yūka Yoneda is the color key artist. Seiichi Akitake is designing the props, and Akihiro Ura is director of photography. Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound, and Masumi Itou is composing the music at Lantis. The band fhana is performing the opening theme song, and the group Choro-gonzu (the characters Tohru, Kanna, Eruma, and Rukoa) is performing the ending theme song.

The anime premieres next January on Tokyo MX, ABC, and other channels.

Seven Seas is publishing the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi's normal life is about to go off the deep end!

Coolkyoushinja began the ongoing series in the inaugural issue of Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine in May 2013. Futabasha released the third compiled volume in September 2015, and the fourth volume shipped on May 12. Seven Seas published the first volume in North America on October 18.

Coolkyoushinja's four-panel manga Danna ga Nani o Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken (I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying) has inspired two television anime, both of which streamed on Crunchyroll as they aired in Japan. Coolkyoushinja's Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! (Komori-san Can't Decline) manga also inspired an anime that streamed on Crunchyroll as it aired.


follow-up of Kyoto Animation Makes Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid TV Anime for January Debut

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