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Tsugumomo Anime Casts Yurika Kubo, Eriko Matsui, Noriko Shibasaki

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Band Ja Naimon! performs opening song, Michi for ending song in April anime

The official website for the television anime of Yoshikazu Hamada's Tsugumomo manga revealed additional cast and the theme song artists for the anime on Wednesday. The new cast members include:

Yurika Kubo as Kukuri, the land goddess who protects Kamioka where the protagonist Kazuya lives

Eriko Matsui as Kokuyō, a miko (priestess) in the service of Kukuri

Noriko Shibasaki as Chisato Chikaishi, Kazuya's childhood friend

They join the previously announced cast:

Yuko Sanpei as Kazuya Kagami

Naomi Ōzora as Kiriha

Band Ja Naimon! is performing the anime's opening theme song, and Michi is performing the ending theme song.

The site previously streamed a promotional video for the anime last month.

JManga published the first two volumes of the manga digitally in English before the site ended service in 2013, and it describes the series:

Kazuya Kagami's most treasured possession in the world is the obi left to him by his late mother. The scent of cherry-blossoms infused into it helps him through his day - but he never expected it to save his life, becoming a beautiful kimono-clad girl who calls herself an "artifact spirit." Her name is Kiriha, tsukumogami of the sash, who naturally moves in with him, as he is her "owner." Throw in Chisato, his bespectacled friend, an overprotective older sister who wants to take baths with him, a busty priestess, a seductive sorceress named Kokuyoura, and Kazuya's life has just gotten a lot more...interesting.

Ryōichi Kuraya (episode director and storyboard artist for A Town Where You Live, Overlord, Ai: Tenchi Muyo!) is directing and handling the series composition at Zero-G (Battery the Animation, Piace: Watashi no Italian). Kiyotaka Nakahara (Persona 4 The Animation) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director, and Masaaki Sakurai (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, Hayate the Combat Butler) is also serving as chief animation director. Yasuharu Takanashi (Fairy Tail, Naruto Shippūden) is composing the music at Pony Canyon.

Other staff members include:

The anime will premiere in April.

Hamada launched the manga in Futabasha's "COMIC SEED!" web manga magazine in 2007, and the series then switched to the online "WEB Comic High!" magazine in 2008 when COMIC SEED! ceased publication. The manga then switched again to Futabasha's Monthly Action magazine, where it now runs. Futabasha published the manga's 18th compiled book volume last September.

Source: Comic Natalie

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