Laidbackers Theatrical Anime Project's Character Video Previews Mai
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The studio is billing the anime as the "final original theatrical anime of the Heisei era" (Japan is set to enter a new era after April 30 when the current emperor abdicates). The anime project will begin screening on April 5 in Japan, and will screen for two weeks.
The cast includes: (name spellings are not confirmed)
- Rina Hidaka as Harami Mitsuno
- Himika Akaneya as Mai Maisaka
- Yō Taichi as K. Kusanagi
- Maria Naganawa as Ran (Valvaran)
- Yumi Uchiyama as Arnelia
- Yumiri Hanamori as Kumi Honamanuma
- Saki Fujita as Yuko Saginomiya
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Leonard
- Jun Fukuyama as Ron
Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Slow Start, Is the order a rabbit? both seasons, Magical Girl Raising Project) is directing the anime at Studio Gokumi. Kiyomitsu Sato (Yuki Yuna Is a Hero, Trinity Seven, No. 6 episode director) is the chief director. Makoto Uezu (Assassination Classroom, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, KONOSUBA - God's blessing on this wonderful world! 2 TV series and film) is the scriptwriter and Jiro Suzuki (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni manga's Tatarigoroshi-hen, Umineko - When They Cry manga's E2 - Turn of the golden witch) is the original character designer. Kei Tsuchiya (Aruvu Rezuru - Kikai Jikake no Yōsei-tachi) is adapting those designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. kz (Livetune) is composing the music, and Takayuki Yamaguchi (Girls Beyond the Wasteland, planetarian) is the sound director. Klock Worx is distributing the film.
The anime takes place in modern Kyoto. Kumi is a college student who moves to Kyoto in order to take over the candy store inherited from her late grandmother. The house accompanying the candy store was supposed to be unoccupied, but there Kumi meets three women (Harami, Mai, and K) and a dog. The four are heroes who were reincarnated from their world into this one. One day the former demon king, who messed up her reincarnation and is now in the form of an elementary school student, appears and asks, "will you please collect the demon king fragments together with me?"
Source: Flying Dog's YouTube channel