Meiji Tokyo Renka TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews KENN's Opening Theme

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New key visual, ending theme song artists also revealed for series premiering in January

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka romance visual novel began streaming the show's first promotional video on Thursday. The video previews KENN's opening theme song "Tsukiakari no Rhapsodia."

The anime will feature three ending theme songs: "Hoshikuzu no Yomibito" by KENN and Daisuke Namikawa, "Mellow na Yoru ni Odorimashō" by Shinnosuke Tachibana and Nobuhiko Okamoto, and "Yoiya Yoiya" by Kousuke Toriumi and Jun Fukuyama.

The site also revealed a new key visual for the series on Thursday.

The anime will premiere in January.

Akitarō Daichi (Kamisama Kiss, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master) is directing the television anime at TMS Entertainment, and Junko Yamanaka (Kamisama Kiss, Ninja Girl & Samurai Master) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director.

Most of the anime's cast is returning from the game, while Yoshimasa Hosoya is returning to voice the character Tōsuke Iwasaki, an original character from the previous anime film. Sumire Morohoshi is also returning from the film to voice the heroine Mei Ayazuki.

The full cast includes:

  • Sumire Morohoshi as Mei Ayazuki (center in picture above)
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Ōgai Mori (left)
  • KENN as Shunsō Hishida (right)
  • Kousuke Toriumi as Otojirō Kawakami
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Kyōka Izumi
  • Jun Fukuyama as Gorō Fujita
  • Shinnosuke Tachibana as Yakumo Koizumi
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Tōsuke Iwasaki
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Charlie

Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka visual novel romance franchise began with a 2011 mobile game, which was ported to PlayStation Portable in 2013. A live-action series and film have also been green-lit, and will premiere in 2019. A new iOS and Android game titled Meiji Tokyo Renka Haikara Date was originally slated for this summer, but has not yet launched.

The anime film adaptation of the game opened in Japan in 2015. The film's website describes the story's prologue: On an evening lit by a crimson full moon, an ordinary high school girl named Mei Ayazuki meets a self-proclaimed magician named Charlie at a festival. Through Charlie's magic, she time-travels to the Meiji era in Tokyo, where she meets and falls in love with various great historical figures from that time period.

Sources: TMS Entertainment's YouTube channel, Tokyo Meiji Renka anime's website

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