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'Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan' Anime Casts Koji Yusa, Kotori Koiwai as All Characters

posted on by Karen Ressler
Nyanzonudeshi performs ending song for anime premiering in October

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Yukiko Natsume's Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan manga announced the cast and ending theme song artist on Saturday. Shinichi Tsutsumi is narrating the series and all characters will be voiced by either Koji Yusa (Yowamushi Pedal's Midōsuji, Blue Exorcist's Renzō Shima) or Kotori Koiwai (Non Non Biyori's Renge Miyauchi, Gatchaman Crowds' Utsutsu).

Singer-songwriter Nyanzonudeshi is performing the ending theme song "Naku Ko mo Warau" (Children Who Cry Also Laugh).

The series of shorts will premiere on October 5 at 25:35 (effectively, October 6 at 1:35 a.m.) on the Tokyo MX and KBS Kyoto stations.

The "soothing short" manga follows Chitose, a fluffy Emperor penguin chick living in Kyoto. The stories depict such familiar Kyoto locales as Togetsu-kyō bridge, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine, and Kiyomizu-dera temple from a penguin's perspective, as well as Kyoto cuisine.

Kyō Yatate (Bananya, Sockie's Frontier Quest) is directing the anime and handling the series composition at the studio Gathering. Jun Mita is both the character designer and animation director, Haruko Nobori is the color designer, Yoshinobu Yamada is the art director, and Nobuyuki Abe is the sound director. Koguma is composing the music, and VAP is producing and presenting the project.

Natsume has been serializing the manga in Kodansha's Be Love magazine, and Kodansha published the third compiled book volume on March 13.

Sources: Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan anime's website, Comic Natalie

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