The 55th-anniversary of Tatsunoko brought out an original project to celebrate it with the winter 2019 series Egao no Daika, aka The Price of Smiles. The twelve-episode series is getting a complete collection release from Sentai Filmworks on January 14th, 2020 and they’re now revealing the packaging design for it. The set is priced at $59.98 as it’s monolingual and it comes with the clean opening and closing sequences as the extras. Check out the packaging spread below!
The project has Toshimasa Suzuki directing based on the scripts from Shinichi Inotsume. With NOB-C on board for the original character designs, Naoto Nakamura worked on the adaptation for this. Tatsunoko handled the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Yumiri Hanamori as Yūki Soleil, Saori Hayami as Stella Shining, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Joshua Ingram, Rina Satou as Reira Etoile, Nobutoshi Canna as Harold Miller, Ryotaro Okiayu as Izana Langford, Makoto Koichi as Yuni Vanquish, and Junya Enoki as Lune Vanquish.
Check out the Japanese covers below.
Plot Concept: On a planet far from Earth, there is a kingdom full of smiling faces. Princess Yūki is 12 years old, and about to enter a sensitive age in a person’s life. Everyday, she cries, laughs, and sometimes, her heart throbs with excitement. All the while, she lives merrily in the royal palace. Filling her days with color are her loyal vassals: her tutor Reira, Izana who assists in political affairs, the leader of the chivalry Harold … and then, there is her childhood friend and aide Joshua.
“Yūki! If you have spirit and guts, you can do anything!”
“…No, not this again! Joshua, be nobler!”
Stella is 17 years old and a capable, reserved soldier. However, she is always smiling … for smiling is essential to living.
This is a story of two girls born on distant planets.