Tsukumogami Kashimasu Anime's Video Previews Mai Kuraki Ending Song
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Megumi Hatakenaka's Tsukumogami Kashimasu (We Rent Tsukumogami) novel began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video reveals and previews the anime's ending theme song "Koyoi wa Yume o Misasete" (Give Me a Dream Tonight) by Mai Kuraki.
The anime will premiere on NHK General TV on July 22 at 24:10 (effectively July 23 at 12:10 a.m.).
The anime's cast members include:
Junya Enoki as Seiji
Mikako Komatsu as Okō
Takahiro Sakurai as Satarō
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.
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.