Love Kome TV Anime Turns Rice Crops Into Schoolboys
Tochigi TV‘s anime song event “Tochi Ani! Special Stage” announced an original television anime production titled Love Kome -We Love Rice- on Sunday. The April 2017 project anthropomorphizes rice (kome in Japanese) into schoolboys.
The “heartwarming ‘kome’dy with laughs and passion” promises to let audiences rediscover the virtues of rice (“Japan’s soul food”). It follows five handsome rice-inspired boys as they shine at the “Harvest Show” live event at the Kokuritsu Inahō Gakuen (“Rice Ear Academy,” a wordplay on national schools).
Mark Ishii will voice the main character Hikari Hino:
Chiharu Sawashiro (younger brother of voice actress Miyuki Sawashiro) will play Nishiki Sasa. (Both character names are wordplays on types of Japanese rice.)
Yūki Takabayashi is credited with the original concept and series script supervision. Graphinica‘s Takashi Horiuchi (Boku wa Ō-sama) is directing at Encourage Films, and Levin Aoi designed the characters. NOB-C is the art director, and Yaoyorozu‘s Yoshitada Fukuhara is serving as general producer.
Source: Net Lab