One Room Original Anime Series Adds Rie Murakawa, Suzuko Mimori
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Suzuko Mimori as Moka Aoshima, a 21-year-old singer-songwriter. She made her debut as a singer once, but couldn't follow it up, and works part-time jobs in Tokyo while chasing her dream. She is childhood friends with the protagonist, and reunites with him by chance in Tokyo. She is cheerful, and easily opens up to anyone. She gives off the impression of someone who stubbornly refuses to give up, but she has the heart of a young girl. While a hard worker, and world-weary, she also gets tired easily. She stars in episodes nine to 12 of the anime, and Mimori will perform the arc's theme song "Kibō Refrain" (Hopeful Refrain).
They will join the previously announced cast:
The anime will premiere in Japan in January.
Kantoku (The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat., Garakowa -Restore the World- original character designer) is designing the original characters for One Room, and Yasuhiro Okuda (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) is adapting those character designs for animation. Typhoon Graphics (animation production assistance for Digimon Adventure tri. films) is animating the series. Eiji Mano is in charge of the original story, and Aose Shimoi is writing the scripts. Takashi Sakuma is the executive producer, Hiroki Matsumoto of Atelier PLATZ is the art director, Chieko Hibi is in charge of color design, Fumi Namba is the composite director, and Shun Tokuda is editing the series. Entertainment label SMIRAL (Anime De Training! Ex, Makura no Danshi) is in charge of the original concept.
One Room will air on Tokyo MX and will stream on Niconico. The series will tell "three stories raised in your (one) room." The official website for the anime also states that "you" are the protagonist for the series.
A spinoff anime series titled Room Mate: One Room side M will then premiere in April. The series will tell "another story" featuring male characters. Hidari ([email protected], Fractale, Santa Company) is designing the characters for the series.
Source: MoCa News