Miki no Mikoto Sake Character Project Gets 13-Episode Short Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Miki no Mikoto (literally: Lords of Sacred Sake) franchise, which personifies various famous sake brands as ikemen, revealed on Wednesday that the project is inspiring a 13-episode series of anime shorts in 2020. The anime is a collaboration between Bandai Namco Entertainment's interactive livestream app &CAST!!! and Production I.G's app Anime Beans. Bandai Namco Entertainment is credited with planning, and the series will stream on &CAST!!! and other services.
The story of the franchise takes place in a large shopping area called "Yayoimachi" where gods and ayakashi (supernatural monsters) are rumored to appear. The Seishu no Miko (refined sake princes) work at the "Matsuyoian" drinking establishment there as shop-keeps, learning the way of Japan's famed omotenashi (hospitality).
The franchise features eight sake princes, with each character corresponding to a real sake variety available for purchase from a real brewery. The franchise has already inspired several anime promotional videos since 2018. The returning characters and cast members include:
Seiki Takuno (Boarding School Juliet, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) directed the previous anime promotional videos for the franchise with assistant director Fumiaki Usui (Poco's Udon World, Love and Lies) at LIDEN FILMS (The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Terraformars). Eriko Itō (Love and Lies, Midnight Occult Civil Servants) provided the anime character designs. Yukiko Yamamoto composed the music.