A Centaur's Life Anime Casts Akane Kiryū as Shino
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the anime adaptation of Kei Murayama's A Centaur's Life (Centaur no Nayami or Centaur's Worries) manga revealed on Saturday that new voice actress Akane Kiryū will play the character Shino (pictured below). Shino is Himeno's cousin who is in kindergarten, and she loves Himeno very much.
The anime's staff had originally revealed the news at the Machi Asobi Vol. 18 event at Ryōgoku-bashi Nishi Kōen Stage in Tokushima on Saturday.
The anime's previously revealed voice cast includes:
Seria Fukagawa as Himeno Kimihara, a centaur girl. She has a gentle personality. She is at an age where she is anxious about the size of her chest and body.
Yūki Kuwahara as Nozomi Gokuraku, a dragon girl. She is Himeno's friend with a rough personality. She lives in a karate dojo.
Haruka Shiraishi as Kyōko Naraku, a horned girl. She is Himeno's friend who is always cool and composed. She is just like her older brother.
Yuna Kamakura as Manami Mitama, a winged girl. She naturally has the disposition of a committee chairman. She looks after her four younger sisters.
Yuu Ayase as Quetzalcoatl Sassassul, an Antarctic snake girl. She is a student studying abroad from Antarctica. Her race has a logical way of thinking.
The television anime will air on Tokyo MX from July to September with 12 episodes.
Fumitoshi Oizaki (AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue, Etotama) is the anime's general director, while Naoyuki Konno (togainu no chi - Bloody Curs) is directing the anime at Emon Animation Company. Sakae Shibuya (Guilty Crown, Etotama) is the general animation director and character designer. Touko Machida (Wake Up, Girls!, Show By Rock!!#) is in charge of series composition. Haruko Nobori (Drifters, Bleach) is credited with color setting, and MAGES. is in charge of music production. Voice actress unit Purely Monster will perform the opening theme song "Oshiete Darwin" (Tell Me, Darwin), and Asaka will perform the ending theme song "Edelweiss."
Seven Seas Entertainment licensed the manga, and it describes the story:
Being a teenager is never easy...especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she's a centaur; but she's not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends—the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns—are down-to-earth, fun- loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.
Murayama began the ongoing series in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū in 2010, and Tokuma Shoten published the manga's 14th compiled book volume in December. Seven Seas Entertainment published the manga's 11th volume in March.
Source: Comic Natalie