Otaku Secrets Revealed In "Anime-Gataris" Promo
This fall, anime explores the lives of anime fans in the comedy Anime-Gataris. DMM has posted their latest promo for the series, which is set to be showchased at the CCG EXPO in China and the Machi Asobi event in Tokushima, then premiere on Tokyo MX at 22:00 on October 8 then on BS Fuji at 24:00 three days later.
The main staff for Anime-Gataris includes:
- Original work, planning, production: DMM.futureworks, W-Toon Studio
- Director: Kenshirō Morii
- Chief animation director, character design: so-shi
- Series composition: Matsutaka Hirota
- Animation production: Wao World
- Production: Sakeneko Private High School Anime Research Club, JY Animation
The cast of Anime-Gataris includes:
Kaede Hondo as Minoa Asagaya, a freshman student at Sakeneko Private High School. Despite being a founding member of the anime research club, Minoa doesn’t yet have a favorite anime, and she’s easily swayed by the opinions of the other members. She’s a bit clumsy and has a straightforward personality, and she’s ready to throw herself full-force into anime fandom.
Sayaka Senbongi as Arisu Kamiigusa, Minoa’s classmate. Arisu is the daughter of the president of a major trading company, but she is lonely despite her wealth and just wants someone to talk to about anime. Arisu thinks that any problem can be solved with money.
Hisako Tojo as Miko Kouenji, Minoa’s classmate. Miko is shy and unassuming, and she loves light novels and light novel anime adaptations, especially ones with “chuunibyou” protagonists. Miko secretly hopes to become a light novel author, and she posts her stories to the Internet as she works toward this goal.
Hironori Kondou as Neko-senpai, a mysterious cat-like organism that lives in the anime club’s room and speaks human languages. Neko-senpai seems to have many names. Only Minoa can understand him. His favorite things are canned cat food and fish. Neko-senpai tries to tell Minoa about the imminent destruction of the world, but since he’s ultimately just a cat, he’s not very helpful. His favorite anime are ones involving animals, and he’s more of a Serval fan than a Raccoon fan.
Inori Minase as Maya Asagaya, Minoa’s elder sister. Maya is a 3rd year student who belongs to the lacrosse team, and she’s a very nurturing person. She used to watch anime when she was a child, and she becomes interested in it again when Minoa joins the anime club. Unlike Minoa, Maya is an excellent student who excels in the sciences, and her favorite subjects are tardigrades and carbon resistance. Maya is studying hard to pass her college entrance exams.
Ai Kakuma as Ai Asagaya, Minoa’s mother. Ai used to be a professional performing artist, but she retired after marrying Shugo. She’s a skilled dancer and she occasionally accepts assignments as a choreographer for her friends. She refers to her husband as “Papa” in public and as “Shugo-kun” in private. Ai’s recent hobbies include making jar salads, and her favorite combination is tomato and arugula. Ai is a proud mother, and she’s happy that Minoa is involved in a school club.
Kenta Zaima as Shugo Asagaya, Minoa’s father. Shugo works at a major publishing company in Tokyo. He’s a proud father who enjoys living with his wife and two children, but he’s been a bit concerned recently that his teenage daughters are at an impressionable age and they don’t listen to him anymore. Shugo is very interested in Minoa’s anime club activities.
Asuka Nishi as Tsubaki Akabane, a 3rd year student at Sakeneko Private High School and the student council president. Tsubaki is a very serious student with excellent grades, and she is obstinate in her desire to abolish the anime club. Although she used to watch magical girl shows as a child, she doesn’t see the appeal now. Tsubaki is childhood friends with Erika.
Natsumi Takamori as Ayame Osaki, a 2nd year student at Sakeneko Private High School and the student council vice-president. Ayame has a hotheaded personality and tends not to look before she leaps. She idolizes Tsubaki and is jealous of Erika, and she detests the anime club for taking up so much of Tsubaki’s attention.
Miyu Takagi as Matsuri Toda, a 2nd year student at Sakeneko Private High School and the student council treasurer. Matsuri is very calm and faithful in her duties. Matsuri looks up to Tsubaki, and she is friends with Ayame, for whom she frequently acts as a soothing influence.
Kana Hanazawa as Yáng Bèi Bèi, a high school student from Beijing. Yáng became addicted to anime after deciding to study Japanese, and now she routinely travels to Japan to attend anime-related events.
Makoto Furukawa as Masato Gomon, a classical literature teacher and the advisor to Sakeneko Private High School anime club. Masato is a video equipment enthusiast with a passion for legacy devices, and so he hangs out with the anime club to have access to their older technology. Masato has a sloppy demeanor and a rough personality that sometimes gets him into trouble.
Naomi Maruyama as Toru Roppongi, Minoa’s homeroom teacher and the advisor to the athletics club. Toru is very dedicated to his students, although sometimes he finds himself overwhelmed by their enthusiasm. Toru doesn’t understand anime at all.