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Kemono Friends Director Tatsuki's Kemurikusa Anime Unveils More Staff, January Premiere

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Amazon Prime Video streams new TV anime from Yaoyorozu animation group

The official website of Kemurikusa, the new television anime by TATSUKI and Yaoyorozu, the former director and studio of the Kemono Friends anime, revealed a new visual and the anime's January premiere date on Friday. The anime will air on BS Fuji and other channels, and Amazon Prime Video will "exclusively" offer the early streams of the anime.

The site also confirms fellow irodori members Yoshihisa Isa and Yūko Shiromizu as animation director and art director, respectively. Yoshitada Fukuhara, the producer of the Kemono Friends anime, is credited as the animation producer.

Kemurikusa was previously an original anime released by TATSUKI's self-produced animation group irodori from 2010 to 2012. The science-fiction action story follows girls who fight with weird entities nicknamed "mushi" (bugs) and survive in a world of red fog. The previous original anime won the 24th CG Anime Contest in 2012.

TATSUKI is also directing a "hobby" anime called "Hentatsu." The fifth short debuted on July 31, and is described as the "end" of the story.

TATSUKI and irodori — which also includes Kemono Friends art director Yūko Shiromizu and Kemono Friends animation director Yoshihisa Isa — had teased a new television anime project with a flier at Comic Market in December.

TATSUKI reported in September that, per a notification from publishing and production company Kadokawa, he is no longer working on the Kemono Friends project. Soon after, the anime's official website announced that the studio Yaoyorozu would no longer be involved. Producer Yoshitada Fukuhara confirmed in December that Yaoyorozu will not return.

irodori debuted the full version of the "Keifuku-san" anime short in December. The short shipped on DVD on February 19 after a delay to meet the unexpected pre-order demand.

Source: Kemurikusa anime's official website via Ota-Suke

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