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Tsukumogami Kashimasu Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Visual, July Premiere

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Megumi Hatakenaka's Tsukumogami Kashimasu (Tsukumogami For Rent) novel revealed the series main cast and staff, a key visual, and the July premiere on Friday. The anime will premiere on NHK General TV in July and air on Sundays at 24:10 (effectively Mondays at 12:10 a.m.).

Junya Enoki (Digimon Adventure tri.'s Takeru Takaishi, The Idolm@ster SideM's Rui Maita) will star as Seiji. Mikako Komatsu (Takunomi.'s Kae Midorikawa, A Place Further Than the Universe's Hanami Yasumoto) will play Okō, and Takahiro Sakurai (Code Geass' Suzaku Kururugi, Sagrada Reset's Masamune Urachi) will play Satarō.

Masahiko Murata (Gilgamesh, Baby Steps) will direct the series at Telecom Animation Film (Lupin III: Part IV, Orange). Kento Shimoyama (Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation, Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody) is in charge of series composition. Miho Yano (Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation) and Hiromi Yoshinuma (animation director for Naruto Shippūden) are designing the characters based on Lily Hoshino's original designs.

The staff also includes:

The novels are set during the Edo period, in the Fukagawa ward of old Edo (present-day Tokyo). Because the area is prone to fire and flooding, residents rent everyday items like pots, futons, and clothing from shops instead of purchasing them, so as not to impede them when they flee. Okō and Seiji, an older sister and younger brother, run one such rental shop called Izumoya. However, mixed in with their inventory are tsukumogami, objects that have turned into spirits after a hundred years of existence. The siblings sometimes lend these sentient items to customers. Both Okō and Seiji can see and talk to these spirits, and other tsukumogami often come to the store after hearing of the famed siblings.

Kadokawa published the original novel in 2007, and published a sequel titled Tsukumogami, Asobō yo (Tsukumogami, Let's Play) in 2013.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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