Dame×Prince Anime Casts Sayuri Yahagi as Protagonist Ani

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Series adapting smartphone app about princess, idiosyncratic princes premieres in January

The official website for Dame×Prince Anime Caravan, the television anime adaptation of NHN PlayArt Corp.'s Dame×Prince (aka "DamePri") smartphone app, revealed on Thursday that Sayuri Yahagi (Seitokai Yakuindomo's Suzu Hagimura, Assassination Classroom's Manami Okuda) will voice the show's protagonist Ani. Ani is the princess of Inako. She is pragmatic and strong thanks to her father's policy that royalty must put in the most work.

The rest of the anime's main cast includes:

Kaito Ishikawa as Narek, the first prince of Mildonia. He is a narcissistic idiot.

Yuichiro Umehara as Vino, a high-ranking noble of Mildonia. He is a womanizer.

Sōma Saitō as Ruze, the crown prince of Serenfaren. He is the country's idol who loves everyone.

Ryohei Kimura as Mare, the second prince of Serenfaren. He is a shut-in otaku who hates everyone.

Tomoaki Maeno as Teo, a knight of Inako who is also a farmer. He is the Ani's childhood friend.

Shunsuke Takeuchi as Riot, a knight of Mildonia. He is chivalrous and has a deep sense of honor.

Eiji Takemoto as Chrom, the prime minister of Serenafaren. He is an intellectual and is deeply religious.

Ayaka Saito as Gurimaru, a guardian beast of Inako. Its true form is a griffon, and it uses love as its energy, but when it is deficient on its energy it appears as a round cat-like animal.

The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX and BS Fuji channels in January 2018.

The anime will tell an original story different from the smartphone game, and will be episodic.

Makoto Hoshino (Utano☆Princesama Revolutions) is directing the anime at Studio Flad and AX Creative. Arikuidō is credited with the original character designs, and Ruriko Watanabe (The Future Diary sub-character design) is adapting those designs for animation. StoryWorks (VitaminX Addiction) is credited with the scenario supervision, and Naruo Kobayashi (Utano☆Princesama Legend Star, Utano☆Princesama Revolutions script) is in charge of series composition.

The band BREAKERZ will perform the show's opening theme song.

NHN PlayArt Corp. launched the smartphone game in March 2016. In the game, players play as Ani, a princess of the small but peaceful country of Inako. Ani visits the religious and powerful country of Serenfaren to attend a peace treaty signing ceremony between Serenfaren and the military country of Mildonia. The ceremony was supposed to end without incident, but the princes of both countries are all idiosyncratic and hard to deal with.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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