Elegant Yokai Apartment Life TV Anime Casts Toshihiko Seki
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
A poster at JR Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo revealed on Monday that Toshihiko Seki will play Naomi Chiaki in the television anime of Hinowa Kōzuki's Yōkai Apāto no Yūga na Nichijō (Elegant Yokai Apartment Life) light novel series. The anime will run for two consecutive cours (quarters of a year), and the character will debut in the second cour in October.
The anime's official website revealed character designs for Naomi and two other characters new to the second cour earlier this month.
The other two new characters and cast members are:
Rie Kugimiya as Konatsu Yamamoto
The anime premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX and Yomiuri TV on July 3, and on BS11 on July 4 as part of the Anime no Me programming block. Crunchyroll is streaming the series as it airs in Japan.
The story of Hinowa Kōzuki's original novels centers on Yūshi Inaba, a 16-year-old boy whose parents died three years ago. He moved into his uncle's house, but resolved to move into a dormitory in high school. Those plans were dashed when that dormitory burned down. He eventually finds an apartment with cheap 25,000-yen (about US$220) rent. Yūshi finds out too late that the apartment is home to supernatural creatures such as ghosts, yōkai, and mononoke, and his daily life becomes embroiled in the eccentric apartment.
Mitsuo Hashimoto (Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku, Battle B-Daman: Fire Spirits, Initial D: Fifth Stage) is directing the anime at Shinei Animation. Yasunori Yamada (A Little Snow Fairy Sugar, Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia) is in charge of series composition. Tomomi Shimazaki (THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!, Hunter x Hunter key animation) is designing the characters for animation.