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Aniplex USA Streams English-Subtitled Blend-S Promo Video

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime where cafe waitresses are "typecast" premieres in October

Aniplex of America began streaming an English-subtitled version of the first promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Miyuki Nakayama's Blend S four-panel manga on Friday.

The anime's official website began streaming the second promotional video earlier this week.

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, and BS11 on October 7 at 24:30 (effectively October 8 at 12:30 a.m.). The series will also air later on Kansai TV, TV Aichi, and AT-X.

The anime's main cast includes:

Azumi Waki as Maika Sakuranomiya. Because she usually has an unpleasant look in her eyes, she was worried that she didn't pass the interview, but the shop manager hired her to work at Stile. Her dream is to one day study abroad. She is the "Do S" (extreme sadist) waitress.


Akari Kitō as Kaho Hinata. A blonde-haired pigtail-wearing popular high school student who is an employee at Stile. In truth she really loves video games, and is always running out of money. She is the tsundere waitress.


Anzu Haruno as Mafuyu Hoshikawa. She looks young but she is actually a college student. She's usually quite calm but when she starts work she becomes a sparkling "little sister" character. She loves children's anime. She is the "little sister" waitress.


Atsumi Tanezaki as Miu Amano, who normally wears glasses and is active in a dōjin circle. She is the "older sister" waitress at Stile, but surprisingly she is easily excitable.


Sora Tokui as Hideri Kanzaki, an employee at Stile who dreams of becoming a cute idol. She uses a male personal pronoun, and her looks are very doll-like, but her true personality is...


Tomoaki Maeno as Dino, an Italian man who scouts Maika to work at Stile. He has a bad habit of getting a nosebleed when he gets too excited.


Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kōyō Akizuki, who is in charge of the kitchen at Stile. He is a man who loves yuri.


Ryouji Masuyama (Gurren Lagann Parallel Works' "Drill the Heavens with Your XXX!!!" director, The [email protected] episode director) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Go Zappa (Koihime Musō, NAKAIMO - My Little Sister Is Among Them!, Chronicles of the Going Home Club) is supervising the series' scripts. Yousuke Okuda (Is the order a rabbit?) is designing the characters, and Tomoki Kikuya (Squid Girl, Eromanga Sensei) is composing the music.

The manga's story centers on a girl named Maika who gets a job at a cafe where all the waitresses are given certain attributes — such as "tsundere" or "little sister" — to embody while serving customers. The manager asks Maika to be the "Do S" (extreme sadist) waitress, so she will have to adopt a dominant and aggressive persona.

The manga debuted as a guest series in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine in 2013, and Nakayama launched it as a regular series in 2014. Houbunsha released the third compiled book volume on January 27, and will release the fourth volume on October 27.


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