The next big push is on for a lot of series debuting in January to get some extended TV spots out there and secure positions on DVRs and the like. The latest is for Koufuku Graffiti, which is being localized as Happy Cooking Graffiti, as it now has a new thirty second spot. With a few visuals over the last couple of months and a good number of cast additions, the show has managed to stay mostly in the minds of folks, though it’s lacked a serious push on the animation itself outside of the first promo. The premiere date for this has been finalized with the networks as it’ll debut first on TBS, MBS and CBC on January 8th and then on the satellite BS TBS on January 10th.
The series is set with Akiyuki Shinbo directing at Shaft with scripts by Mari Okada and character designs by Kazuya Shiotsuki. It’ll star Rina Satou, Asuka Ogame and Mikako Komatsu as Ryo, Kirin and Shiina respectively. Recently revealed is that the opening song The five ways about happiness that I know will be done by Maaya Sakamoto while the ending song will be a duet between Rina Sato and Asuka Ogame that’s called Consisting Smile.
The manga, which comes from Makoto Kawai, began in 2012 in Manga Time Kirara Miracle! and is the first published professional work for the creator. The series has three volumes to its name so far with the fourth scheduled for December 25th, 2014.
Plot concept: Ryo, a junior high school student, lives alone. She cooks well and builds warm relations with everyone through her cuisine. There will be 4-frames full of minute and accurate depictions of cooking and cuisine, as well as appetizing dining scenes, with tantalizing eroticism during meal time. When lonely, why not eat rice and be warm together?