Tsugumomo TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals April 2 Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime of Yoshikazu Hamada's Tsugumomo manga began streaming the anime's first full promotional video on Friday. The video previews Band Ja Naimon!'s opening theme song "METAMORISER," and also reveals the show's April 2 premiere date. The website has also revealed a new key visual (pictured below).
The video also reveals that Kikuko Inoue will narrate the series. The rest of the show's cast includes:
Naomi Ōzora as Kiriha
Eriko Matsui as Kokuyō, a miko (priestess) in the service of Kukuri
Noriko Shibasaki as Chisato Chikaishi, Kazuya's childhood friend
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.
Michi is performing the ending theme song "I4U."
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.
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 in September, and will publish the 19th volume on March 11.