Upcoming TV anime series Uchoten Kazoku announced its broadcast schedule today. The series’ official website also revealed its key visuals as well as a new promotion video for the series. Sadly the video on the official site is region restricted but a kind soul has managed to share it on the Youtube.
Uchoten Kazoku is an adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi’s novel of the same name which came in third in the 2008 Honya Taishou (本屋大賞). It is set in Kyoto, where humans and spiritual creatures co-exist. Living in Tadasu Forest located within Shimogamo Shrine, the Shimogamo family, a family of tanuki (shape shifiting racoon dogs) must learn to continue their daily life after the head of the family Souichirou Shimogamo went missing and is believed to have been eaten. The family consists of the free spirited third son Yasaburou, the weak willed first son Yaichirou, the reclusive second son Yajirou, the timid fourth son Yashirou and their Takarazuka Revue obsessed mother. Other characters include Akadama Sensei, a retired Dai Tengu, Benten, a beautiful human with special powers and the Ebisugawa family, a rival family.
The anime adaptation will feature the voice talents of Takahiro Sakurai (Shougo Makishima from Psycho-Pass) as Yasaburou, Junichi Suwabe (Greed from Full Metal Alchemist) as Yaichirou, Hiroyuki Yoshino (Yusuke “Bossun” Fujisaki from Sket Dance) as Yajirou, Mai Nakahara (Mary from Tiger & Bunny) as Yashirou, and Mamiko Noto (Felicita from La storia della Arcana Famiglia) as Benten. Japanese band milktub will be providing the opening theme song for the series while the Japanese band fhána will be providing the ending theme song.
Masayuki Yoshihara (Ghost in the Shell) will be directing the anime adaptation while Shoutarou Suga (Rinne no Lagrange) will be in charge of series composition. Kousuke Kawazura (Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva) will be doing the anime characters designs, adapting them from the original character designs by Kouji Kumeta (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei). Music will be composed by Yoshiaki Fujisawa (Love Live!), while P. A. Works will be doing the animation production.
Uchoten Kazoku is scheduled to begin it’s broadcast on terrestrial channels Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto and Sun TV on June 7.