Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Tamayura -- New Anime by ARIA Director Previews Sept. 5

Rising moe voice Taketatsu Ayana (Azu-nyan in K-On) will star in Tamayura, a new OVA series by the director of ARIA, Satou Junichi.

The "healing" slice-of-life anime is slated to come out next January, but there will be a preview broadcast of episode one on 5 September on Japanese satellite channel AT-X.

For her first year of high school, Sawatari Fu moves to Takehara, a scenic old town near Hiroshima, on the Inland Sea.

Her father, who has passed away, grew up in Takehara. She loves taking photographs with his old film camera, a Rollei 35S.

This "healing anime" follows her and the friends who gather around her as she comes to love her new home.

Co-starring with Aya-nyan are Asumi Kana (Poplar in Working!!), Iguchi Yuka (Index), and Gibu Yuuko (Akira in Sweet Blue Flowers).

The staff list is studded with names who worked on the ARIA shows. The script will be written by top writer Yoshida Reiko (Marimite, scripts for ARIA) -- although Satou Junichi himself created the story and is credited with series composition. Character designer Iizuka Haruko did Sisters of Wellber, Umi Monogatari (also by Satou), and some work on ARIA shows. Animation director Onchi Masayuki did Sweet Blue Flowers, and worked on ARIA. Art Director Tajiri Kenichi did Princess Tutu, Sketchbook, and Aria the Origination.

The OP will be sung by Sakamoto Maaya. It will be the old song by Yuming, Yasashisa ni Kuramareta nara. Music for the show itself is by composer Nakajima Nobuyuki. He did music for the recent film version of No Longer Human, but this is his first anime.

The radio show has already begun, featuring the four main seiyuus.


Anonymous said...

Sounds cute. Hope its not a moeblob

skchai said...

Not with Satou. He has probably directed more TV anime serues than any other director, and despite featuring female leads in most of his vehicles, has never resorted to moeblob. Best known for directing Sailor Moon, Keroro Gunsou, Akuma-kun, Kingyo Chuuihou!, Princess Tutu, etc. as well as Aria, but some of his best shows were his original creations - Strange Dawn, Mahou Tsukai Tai, Kaleido Star, etc.

skchai said...

Also, nice to see that Iguchi and Gibu are getting rare but well-deserved leading roles.

skchai said...

Sorry; one correction. I somehow forgot Dezaki Osamu, who has probably directed more series. But anyway . . .

Anonymous said...

>Sounds cute. Hope its not a moeblob
lol @ moeblob...

I found Aria to be totally moe, at least Alice-chan totally moe'd me

moe is in the eye of the viewer dude, you should stop using words that you don't know the meaning of just because it's hype

Sorrow-kun said...

This just has "win" stamped all over it, doesn't it. I don't want to get my expectations too high (wasn't particularly impressed by Umi Monogatari), but I'm quietly confident this will be a series worth getting excited about.