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Himote House Anime's Final Episode Changed to Flashback Special

posted on by Egan Loo
Kōichi Yamadera cast as sisters' father before finale became recap episode

The official website for the HIMOTE HOUSE: A share house of super psychic girls television anime announced on December 17 that the staff changed the contents of the 12th and final episode into a flashback special, which aired on Sunday.

For the series finale, the staff had planned as recently as December 14 to air a regular episode with voice actor Kōichi Yamadera cast as Ibuki Himote, the Himote sisters' father who lives overseas as an archaeologist.

However, instead of airing this originally planned episode, the staff aired a "Special episode! A high-profile cast reflects on three months of Himote House" as 12th and final episode "due to production issues."

The anime's official Twitter account describes the series as completed with 12 episodes, including the flashback special as the 12th and final episode. The listing for the third and final Blu-ray Disc volume still lists the series as 12 episodes long.

The comedy anime centers on five girls and one cat all living as housemates in Nakano, Tokyo: the three Himote sisters (Tokiyo, Kinami, and Kokoro) whose family manages the "Himote House," Kokoro's classmates Tae and Minamo, and the cat Enishi. The girls live their daily lives trying to figure out ways to be popular, and they (and the cat) all possess a mysterious secret power ….

Kōtarō Ishidate (gdgd Fairies, Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono, Naria Girls) directed the anime at the studio Bouncy, and was also credited for the original idea and series composition as well. The artist booota (Seven Senses of the Re'Union novels) designed the characters. Mikinori Suzuki (Bakuon!!, Yowamushi Pedal 3DCG animation) was credited as the animation director. Jun'ichi Inoue (Minarai Diva, Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono) and Hajime (Minarai Diva, Q Transformers: Kaettekita Convoy no Nazo) composed the music.

The anime premiered on Tokyo MX, BS11, and the GyaO! and J:COM streaming services in October, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan.

Source: Himote House's official website (link 2, link 3), Animate Times (Google cache) via Ota-Suke

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