Urara Meirochō Anime About Divining Girls Casts Ai Kayano
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the upcoming anime of Harikamo's Urara Meirocho four-panel manga revealed on Wednesday that Ai Kayano (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.'s Kokomi, Anohana's Menma) will play Nina. In the original manga, Nina is Nono's older sister and the carefree but considerate teacher of Chiya, Koume, Nono, and Kon.
The website also announced that an advance screening and cast talk event will be held at Tokyo's Cinemart Shinjuku theater on December 29. Sayaka Harada (voice of Chiya) and Kayano will appear at the event.
The anime's main cast includes:
- Sayaka Harada as Chiya
- Yurika Kubo as Koume
- Haruka Yoshimura as Nono
- Kaede Hondo as Kon
North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it has licensed the series. The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
Girls from all over the country come to live in Meiro-cho for one reason: to train to become the top uranaishi – the Urara. One day, a 15-year-old girl named Chiya enters the gates, but she has another, secret reason for wanting to become an uranaishi. Together with three very different girls, Kon, Koume, and Nono, Chiya gets started as a fortune teller's apprentice.
Youhei Suzuki (SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn't Exist, The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Deko Akao (Snow White with the Red Hair, Etotama, Noragami) is handling the series composition, and Mai Otsuka (Shakugan no Shana, Non Non Biyori) is designing the characters for animation.
The anime will premiere on TBS on January 5 at 1:58 a.m. (effectively January 6 morning), and on BS-TBS on January 7 at 1:00 a.m. (effectively January 8 morning).
Harikamo is serializing the manga in Manga Time Kirara Miracle, and Houbunsha published the third volume in May.