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First ‘Joukamachi no Dandelion’ Anime Promo Arrives

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Jokamachi no Dandelion Image 1The anime adaptation of the four panel manga Jokamachi no Dandelion, aka Castle Town Dandelion, by Ayumu Kasgua has finally given us what we crave – a promotional video. After teasing us with a solid roll out of information for quite some time, we now have a look – and listen – to the show itself so we can figure out what we think it may be like. The new series is set to debut on July 2nd, 2015 on TBS and CBC and then rolling out from there to other locations. The show was announced as being in production last fall and we’ve had a couple of updates along the way, including the recent announcement of the staff for it. The show will be directed by Noriaki Akitaya with animation production being handled by Production IMS. Reiko Yoshida is hanlding the series composition and Shinpei Kobayashi is on board as both the character designer and the chief animation director.

The main cast has been revealed to include:

  • Kana Hanazawa as Akane Sakurada
  • Ai Kayano as Aoi Sakurada
  • Ryohei Kimura as Shū Sakurada
  • Kaori Ishihara as Kanade Sakurada
  • Ayumu Murase as Haruka Sakurada
  • Eriko Matsui as Misaki Sakurada
  • Yui Ogura as Hikari Sakurada
  • Aina Suzuki as Shiori Sakurada
  • Shiori Katsuta as Teru Sakurada
  • Yuka Aisaka as Hana Sato

The series has been given a summer 2015 broadcast debut in Japan on the TBS network and others to be added. The series, which began in 2012, has two volumes to its name so far. There are no details to the production itself but it marks another Manga Time Kirara property making the leap these days. Originally creator Ayumu Kasuga recently served as the original character designer for Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. They’ve got a few manga properties to their name as well beyond this series.

Plot concept: The everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. The story focuses on Akane, the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.

[Source: Crunchyroll]