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Hinamatsuri Anime Casts Yōko Hikasa, Ari Ozawa, Tsuyoshi Koyama, Kengo Kawanishi

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Super-powered yakuza comedy premieres in April

The official website for the television anime of Masao Ohtake's Hinamatsuri manga revealed four more cast members and characters on Monday.

Yōko Hikasa as Utako, manager of the Little Song bar. She dodges Nitta's advances toward her. She is not two-faced, and she is helpful in taking care of people. She can be overbearing and negligent when it comes to work. She often passes of bartending work and plays hooky.

Ari Ozawa as Mao, a girl summoned to the organization by Ikaruga. She is an acquaintance of Hina and Anzu, and like them, she can use telekinetic powers. She learned how to survive on her own on an unpopulated island. She has a habit of talking to dolls due to her loneliness.

Tsuyoshi Koyama as the Kashira, a man in charge under the leader of the Ashikawa-gumi yakuza group. He carries his convictions vehemently and handles his underlings roughly. While he approves of Nitta, he treats him like a bullet depending on the situation.

Kengo Kawanishi as Sabu, Nitta's underling in their yakuza organization. He loves alcohol and gambling. He invites a lot of trouble with his irresponsible remarks.

The main cast includes:

Takako Tanaka as Hina, a mysterious girl who stays as a freeloader in Nitta's home. She has telekinetic powers that allows her to move things. She normally acts like Nitta's daughter, and lives a life with little freedom. She normally has an expressionless poker face, but is very fond of salted salmon roe.

Yoshiki Nakajima as Yoshifumi Nitta, a young member of the Ashikawa-gumi yakuza group. He is an intelligent gangster who manages several aspects of the business, and is respected by everyone around him. He had lived a comfortable life as a bachelor until Hina barged into his life, and now he is treated as a divorcee single father. He is a do-gooder and often gets dragged into other people's business.

Rie Murakawa as Anzu, a girl with similar telekinetic powers to Hina, dispatched by the organization to eliminate Hina. She is ignorant of the outside world, and is very agressive, but she has a kind and expressive nature deep down. She is socially awkward, and can't make a living for herself, so she lives a homeless life.

Kaede Hondo as Hitomi Mishima, Hina's classmate who watches over her. At night, she works as a bartender. While she is easily dragged into trouble, her ability to adapt to situations has led to many unreliable adults to rely on her, so she is seen as a multi-talented "hyper woman."

The anime will premiere in April.

The comedy manga centers around a super-powered girl named Hina, and Nitta, a young member of the yakuza. Hina suddenly appears in Nitta's room and threatens him with her extraordinary powers. However, they end up living together.

Kei Oikawa (Outbreak Company, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, This Art Club Has a Problem!) is directing the series at studio feel., and Keiichirō Ōchi (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Outbreak Company, La Corda d'Oro Blue Sky) is both writing and overseeing the scripts. Katsura Matsubara is the assistant director, and Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Dagashi Kashi, Burst Angel) is both the chief animation director and character designer. Yasuhiro Misawa (Kokoro Connect, Yuruyuri - Happy Go Lily, Himouto! Umaru-chan) is composing the music at Nippon Columbia.

Additional staff members include:

  • Key Animators: Kuniaki Masuda, Tetsuya Takeuchi, Ryō Araki
  • Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
  • Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki
  • Background Art: Bihou, Inc.
  • Color Design: Hiroshi Iwaida
  • Director of Photography: Yuuta Nakamura
  • Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
  • Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
  • Sound Production: Magic Capsule

Ohtake launched the manga in Enterbrain's Fellows! magazine in 2009, and the manga moved to Fellows! magazine's successor Harta. Kadokawa's imprint Enterbrain published the manga's 13th compiled book volume on September 15.

Source: MoCa News


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