Family Life Is the Cat’s Pajamas in "Mameneko" TV Anime
The main cast and staff have been revealed for Mameneko, an upcoming TV anime based on the “laidback, fluffy cat life” manga by Nekomaki that follows the everday lives of a 30 year old office lady, her two cats, and the rest of her extended family as they all share the same family home.
The main staff for Mameneko includes:
- Director, series composition: Yuzo Yamamoto
- Original characters: Muse Work
- Sound director, music: Ryo Hayakawa
- Sound production: A Craft x On:Lead
- Music production: studioA-CAT
- Theme song: “MIKE” by Ayaka Segawa
- Advertising cooperation: Kyoei University, Ito Laboratory
- Animation production: Charaction
- Production: Mameneko Production Committee
The cast for Mameneko includes:
Suzuna Kinoshita as Azuki, a cat who seems caring and affectionate in a big-sisterly manner, but in actuality she’s a bit of a fraidy-cat. Azuki loves tuna.
Hitomi Ueda as Daizu, a cat who is always following around behind Azuki. Daizu has a laidback personality and is a bit of a glutton.
Satomi Akesake as Kainushi-san (“Owner”), a 30 year old office lady who loves cats. She is Azuki and Daisuki’s caretaker.
Kōhei Mitoma as Hadairo (“Flesh-Toned”), Kainushi-san’s grandfather. Amanattō (sugared red beans) is his favorite thing. In his youth, Hadairo was the town’s number one dandy, but now he has to be careful about how he acts.
Yō Taichi as Moja (“Shaggy”), a 62 year old housewife and also Kainushi-san’s mother. If she had her way, Moja would get rid of the kitties, because she hates cats.
Kato Wataru as Megane (“Glasses”), a 35 year old company employee and Kainushi-san’s elder brother. Megane is an “herbivorous male” who is exceedingly interested in pretty girl anime and tokusatsu hero shows.
No voice actors have yet been announced for Zashiki-oyaji and Mamenosuke, respectively. Zashiki-oyaji is Kainushi-san’s father, a 59 year old company employee who doesn’t make much of an impression in his own home. Mamenosuke is a shiba inu dog who was adopted by Megane when his previous owner passed away. Mamenosuke has spent all of his life among cats, and so he thinks he is also a cat.
The original Mameneko manga is published in Japan by Sakurasha. The Mameneko TV anime will begin broadcasting on Tokyo MX in January of 2018.