With an April 11th, 2019 debut in Japan as part of the Noitamina block on Fuji TV, the streaming side for Sarazanmai has now been set. Crunchyroll has picked up the rights for the series and will bring it out the same day at 3:55 pm ET for their members. Availability for it is limited to the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, Denmark, Central America, and South America. The series is directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara it was written by him and Teruko Utsumi for the overall composition. Nobuyuki Takeuchi is serving as the chief director and Kyoko Ishikawa is adapting Migi’s designs for the work.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Ayumu Murase as Kazuki Yasaka
- Kouki Uchiyama as Yū Kuji
- Shun Horie as Enta Jinnouchi
- Junichi Suwabe as Keppi
- Mamoru Miyano as Reo Shinsei
- Yoshimasa Hosoya as Mabu Akutsu
- Teiko as Sara Azuma
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Chikai Kuji
It’s being produced by MAPPA and Lapin Track.
Plot Concept: The setting is Asakusa. One day, second-years in middle school Kazuki Yasaka, Toi Kuji, and Enta Jinnai meet Keppi, a mysterious kappa-like creature, who steals their shirikodama and transforms them into kappas. “To return to your original forms,” Keppi tells them, “you must fight the zombies and take the shirikodama from them.” Can the boys connect with each other and steal the zombies’ shirikodama?! At the same time, something is happening at the police box where Reo Niiboshi and Mabu Akutsu work. This is the story of three boys who can’t connect with someone important to them, learning about what it truly means to do so.