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Otherworldly Izakaya 'Nobu' Anime Casts Tomokazu Sugita, Suzuko Mimori

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Symphogear AXZ's Katsumi Ono directs with Shin Yoshida's scripts, Mariko Ito's designs

The official Twitter count for Isekai Izakaya ~Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu~ (Otherworldly Izakaya ~Ancient Capital Aitheria Izakaya Nobu~), the anime of Natsuya Semikawa's Otherworldly Izakaya "Nobu" (Isekai Izakaya "Nobu") light novel series, revealed the anime's main cast members and staff on Wednesday. The cast includes:

Tomokazu Sugita as Nobuyuki "Nobu" Yazawa

Suzuko Mimori as Shinobu Senke

Katsumi Ono (Hataraki Man, Senki Zesshō Symphogear AXZ) is directing the anime at Sunrise. Shin Yoshida (Yu-Gi-Oh!, Speed Grapher) is supervising and writing the series scripts, and Mariko Ito (Log Horizon, ViVid Strike!, Anonymous Noise) is designing the characters.

The anime will debut this year.

The anime's official website describes the anime:

Isekai Izakaya
Japanese food from another world

Izakaya “Nobu” is a modest establishment, staffed by only two people: master, Nobuyuki Yazawa, and server, Shinobu Senke.

Despite its humble appearance, its entrance is mysteriously connected to an ancient city from another world: “Aitheria.” Nobu's patrons consist of lazy palace guards, incognito clergymen, and the Waterworks Guildmaster – certainly not your average clientele!

But once they enter Nobu's doors, they are greeted with the finest alcohol they've ever tasted and dishes the likes of which they've never seen. With the food plentiful and the drinks flowing, the patrons leave their troubles at the door as they call:

"Give me a cold ale, master!"

"Welcome!"

"Evenin'"

The novels center on a bar called "Nobu" — located in Kyoto, Japan, but with a door that is connected to the bar in another world. The visitors include denizens of the other world, and customers seek out its excellent "Toriaezu Nama" ale and cuisine.

Semikawa launched the novel series on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narou ("Let's Be Novelists") website in 2012, and the series won the site's "Ni Narou Con Taishō" contest award. Takarajimasha began publishing the story in print with illustrations by Kururi in 2014. Takarajimasha published the fourth volume of the series in December 2015, and is reprinting the series in bunkobon pocket paperback format with some new material.

Virginia Nitōhei launched a manga adaptation of the series in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine in July 2015, and Kadokawa published the manga's fifth compiled book volume in December. The manga has 900,000 copies in print. Udon Entertainment will start publishing the manga in English next year.

Source: Comic Natalie


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