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Aki Performs Opening Theme for Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori Anime

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Series about workers at Japanese-style tea house premieres in April

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Yū Shimizu's Rokuhōdō Yotsuiro Biyori manga revealed on Monday that Aki will perform the anime's opening theme song "Sakurairo Cliché" (Sakura-colored Cliché). The single for the song will ship on May 2. Aki previously performed theme songs for Spiral, The File of Young Kindaichi, Lights of the Clione, Crane Game Girls Galaxy, and Nazotokine.

The show will premiere in April on Tokyo MX and KBS Kyoto.

The anime stars:

Junichi Suwabe as Sui (Keisui Higashigo)


Yūichi Nakamura as Tokitaka (Tokitaka Nagae)


Daisuke Ono as Gure (Gregorio Valentino)


Daiki Yamashita as Tsubaki (Tsubaki Nakao)


Tomoaki Maeno as Yakyō Higashigo


Kousuke Toriumi as Eisuke Kadosaki


Kōhei Amasaki as Kinako


Tomomi Kamiya (A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd) is directing the anime at Zexcs (Diabolik Lovers, D.C. ~Da Capo~). Deko Akao (Noragami, Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future) is in charge of series composition, and Takuya Satō (director for Steins;Gate, Girls Beyond the Wasteland) is adviser and sound director. Kei Anjiki (associate animation director for Black Lagoon) is designing the characters, and Noriko Itou (animation director for Yuri!!! on Ice, Punch Line) is providing the cooking designs. Hiromasa Ogura (xxxHOLiC, Diabolik Lovers) is art director. Genco is producing the anime.

Additional staff members include:

  • Sub Character Design: Haruna Gōzu
  • Color Design: Nanae Shinaji
  • Director of Photography: Takeshi Kuchiba
  • Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
  • Music: Takeshi Watanabe

The manga's story takes place at a popular Japanese-style tea house called Rokuhōdō. Four specialists work there: Sui makes the tea, Gure creates latte art, Tsubaki makes the sweets, and Tokitaka cooks. In addition to serving their customers, they sometimes help them solve their problems.

The manga launched in Go Go Bunch in October 2013. Shinchosha published the seventh compiled book volume on November 9.


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