Tsugumomo Anime's Opening Sequence Streamed
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the television anime of Yoshikazu Hamada's Tsugumomo manga began streaming the anime's opening sequence, featuring the opening theme song "METAMORISER" by Band Ja Naimon!, on Monday. The video will be available until 11:59 p.m. JST on April 1.
The series will premiere on Animax on April 2 at 11:30 p.m., before airing later that evening on Tokyo MX and BS11. The series will also stream on Abema TV and d Anime Store. The series will have 12 episodes.
The cast is as follows:
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
Ayana Taketatsu as Kasumi Kagami, Kazuya's older sister who dearly loves him
Sachi Kokuryu as Shirou Shiramine, Kazuya's classmate who loves girls and easily goes with the mood
Shiho Sasaki as Osamu Osanai, Kazuya's cool and composed otaku classmate
Other additional cast includes:
- Kotono Mitsuishi as Kanaka Kagami, Kazuya's mother
- Rumi Ookubo as Kotetsu, the spirit of a Japanese sword
- M.A.O as Kanayama Taguri, the resident deity of Kanera Shrine
Kikuko Inoue will narrate the series.
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."
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.
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 19th compiled book volume on March 11.