Kenta Miyake, Ikuko Tani co-star with Yuko Gibu as the dialect coach, Akane Malbeni draws the manga
The official website for the “Deji” Meets Girl anime short released the fourth trailer for the anime on Tuesday. The video previews the 16-year-old singer Aoi Kubo’s theme song “Otogibanashi no Yо̄ na Kiseki” (Miracle Like a Fairy Tale) and announces the additional cast and staff.
The newly announced cast members are:
Kenta Miyake as Kaisei Higa, Maise’s father
Ikuko Tani as Teruko Higa, Maise’s grandmother
Yuko Gibu (Umi Monogatari) is a dialect trainer.
The anime’s original character designer and series script supervisor Akane Malbeni is adapting the story into a manga with scenes not found in the anime as well as the characters’ insides. Comic Polaris web service will post the prologue on September 30, and various e-book services will offer five more chapters along with the epilogue on October 9, October 23, November 6, 27. 11 and 18 December.
The magical story is set in a summer when Maise Higa, a listless first-year high school girl working part-time at the front desk of her family’s hotel in Okinawa, meets “Ichirō Suzuki” , a mysterious young man arrives alone. from Tokyo as a guest of a hotel. Since Suzuki’s arrival, “dëji” things have happened around Maise, like fish swimming around the room or a giant banyan tree crashing through the ceiling of the hotel. (“Dëji” is an Okinawan word meaning “completely” or “very”.)
Kiyono Yasuno will voice the main character Maise Higa in the anime.
Tatsuyuki Kobayashi will voice the character Ichirō Suzuki.
Ushio Tazawa (chief animation director for Makoto Shinkai works such as The Place Promised in Our Early Days) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS. Tazawa is also adapting the original character designs by series script supervisor and Okinawan illustrator Akane Malbeni (The Dreamers Together, CD jacket art, and music video character designs by Tazawa). DAOKO) for animation.
Norifumi Okuno and Kaori Akatsu are designing the props. Miu Miyamoto is the art director, and Kunio Tsujita is the main color artist. Yoshimasa Yamazaki is the 3D director. Mitsuyoshi Yamamoto is the director of photography, and Kiyomi Yamada is the editor. Ryousuke Naya is directing the sound at Studio Mouse, and Hiroshi Nakamura is composing the music. The original story is credited as “Naminoue Seinendan.”
The anime will be broadcast on MBS, TBS and 26 other affiliated stations. The anime will have weekly 90-second episodes.
The anime had its international premiere on the closing day of Montreal’s 25th Fantasia International Film Festival on August 25.