Zashikiwarashi no Tatami-chan Mini Anime Casts Shiori Izawa, Satomi Arai, Tomokazu Sugita
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The cast includes:
Shiori Izawa as Tatami-chan
Satomi Arai as Ōya
Tomokazu Sugita as Kusuguri Bōzu
Oshikiri voiced Tatami-chan in the project's promotional video that debuted on October 25.
Oshikiri launched a crowdfunding campaign for the project on October 25, and it will run until December 25. As of press time, the campaign has raised 926,000 yen (about US$8,500) of its 5 million yen (about US$46,000) goal. The project would be Oshikiri's directorial debut in anime, and he would also draw the art, write the scripts, and draft the original character designs.
The "pleasant horror gag comedy" centers around the life of Tatami-chan, a sardonic ghost from Iwate Prefecture who is now living in Tokyo among other spirits, supernatural entities, and humans. In addition to dealing with otherworldly matters, the unemployed Tatami-chan has to deal with job-hunting as well as paying for gas, water, and electricity.
Shun Tokuda (One Room, The [email protected] SideM Wake Atte Mini!) would edit and composite the animation, and Zero-G (The [email protected] SideM Wake Atte Mini!, Grand Blue, Tsugumomo) would produce the animation.
According to the crowdfunding page, the production committee has been developing the project for two years, and already has the equivalent of 12 episodes scripted. The staff are aiming to unveil the project next year.