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Tsukumogami Kashimasu Anime Reveals More Cast, Visuals, Theme Song Artists, July 22 Premiere

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Daisuke Hirakawa, Yuka Iguchi, more join cast

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Megumi Hatakenaka's Tsukumogami Kashimasu (We Rent Tsukumogami) novel revealed a new visual, more cast members, the opening and ending theme song artists, and July 22 premiere date on Friday.

The new cast includes:

Tooru Nara as Notetsu

Yutaka Nakano as Tsukuyomi

Daisuke Hirakawa as Goi

Satomi Akesaka as Ohime

Yuka Iguchi as Usagi

Additionally, Ainosuke Kataoka will narrate the series.

The anime will premiere on NHK General TV on July 22 at 24:10 (effectively July 23 at 12:10 a.m.).

"MIYAVI vs. Kavka Shishido" will perform the opening theme song, and Mai Kuraki will perform the ending theme song.

Previously revealed cast members include:

Junya Enoki as Seiji

Mikako Komatsu as Okō

Takahiro Sakurai as Satarō

Masahiko Murata (Gilgamesh, Baby Steps) is directing 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 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.

Sources: Tsukumogami Kashimasu anime's official website, Comic Natalie

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