As reported, the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of the pottery-themed manga Yakunara Mug Cup Mo had held an open audition to select voice cast members who will play two high school girl characters, Yuzuna and Noa. They are also members of the pottery club of a different high school from the protagonist Himeno and the others.
From over 2,000 applicants, two winners were finally selected by the three judges – Jun Kamiya (director), Naruhisa Arakawa (series composition writer), and Kenichi Tezuka (producer).
Yuzuna: Haru Miyano
“‘Yakunara Mug Cup Mo’ is the first series that I have been involved in as a voice actress and Yuzuna is my first character! I am so happy to join such a wonderful anime as a performer, and I want to share with you the charm and struggles of creating an anime along with Yuzuna! I will do my best!”
Noa: Nendo Tsumura
“I am so happy and honored to be able to appear in the anime adaptation of my favorite series, which is set in my hometown of Tajimi-city. Everyday in the two months that I spent for the audition was fun like magic. I will do my best to convey the charm of Tajimi and Yakumo to everyone who watches the anime, and to cast a spell that will make everyone’s days more fun!”
Jun Kamiya (Hikaru no Go, Kingdom) is attached to direct the TV anime adaptation, alongside series composition writer Naruhisa Arakawa (This Art Club Has a Problem!, ISLAND) and character designer/chief animation director Ayano Yoshioka (Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern). Nippon Animation works on anime production in cooperation with Tajimi-city and Tajimi-city Touring Association. The anime is set to premiere in April 2021.
Main voice cast:
- Himeno Toyokawa: Minami Tanaka (Lily Hoshikawa in Zombie Land Saga)
- Mika Kukuri: Yu Serizawa (Mirei Minami in PriPara, Ueno in How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno)
- Naoko Naruse: Yuuki Wakai (Reona West in PriPara, Maria von Messina in Wise Man’s Grandchild)
- Toko Aoki: Rina Honizumi (Saaya Yakushiji/Cure Ange in Hugtto! PreCure)
The city of Tajimi, located in the southern part of Gif Prefecture, Japan, is famous for Mino earthenware. The city is dotted with historical pottery producers and ceramic art museums. It has facilities where you can try your hand at making pottery, and many restaurants that serve food on Minoware dishes. The story begins when a high school girl moves to a shopping street in Tajimi. Many encounters await her, friends, town folk, ceramic art, etc. What will she discover in a town famous for ceramic?
TV anime teaser visual:
Source: CHET Group press release
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