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Tatsunoko Production Announces Original TV Anime 'Egao no Daika'

Oct 17, 2018 2:45 AM
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Tatsunoko Production has launched an official website and announced an original TV anime to further celebrate the 55th anniversary of the studio's founding. Titled Egao no Daika, the anime is slated for Winter 2019 via WOWOW, Tokyo MX, and Yomiuri TV.

A planet further away from Earth, a kingdom full of smile. Yuuki is a twelve-year-old princess, soon to become a sensitive age. She enjoys expressing her emotions by crying and smiling everyday, and gets excited while enjoying her life in the castle. Her subordinates who work under her faithfully color up her life; there's Reira who educates her, Izana supports with her politics, Harold is leader of the knights, and Joshua is her childhood friend who has been close to her since she was young.

"Yuuki! Anything is possible if you have fighting spirit and guts!"
"... Hey. That again!? Joshua, please be more like a loyal person!"

Stella is seventeen-year old soldier, yet she refuses lose her smile. She believes that a smile is a necessity to life. This is a story of two girls born in the faraway planet.

Director: Toshimasa Suzuki (Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Heaven and Earth)
Series Composition: Shinichi Inotsume (Akatsuki no Yona)
Character Design: Naoto Nakamura (Miss Monochrome: The Animation series)
Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka (Mushishi series)
Music: Tsubasa Itou (Show By Rock!!)
Opening Theme: "Egao no Kanata" by Chiho feat.majiko
Ending Theme: "Kono Sekai ni Hanataba wo" by Kimi no Orphee
Original Plan: Hikaru Yuasa, NOB-C
Original Character Design: NOB-C
Studio: Tatsunoko Production

Yuuki Soleil: Yumiri Hanamori (Radiant)
Stella Shining: Saori Hayami (Haikara-san ga Tooru Movie series)

Tatsunoko Production has been established in 1962. The studio previously producedTime Bokan and Infini-T Force as part of a project to celebrate its 55th anniversary.


Official site:
Official Twitter: @egaonodaika

Source: Moca News

Egao no Daika on MAL
Modified by Sakana-san, Nov 11, 2018 2:19 PM
I Two Syaorans from Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE and TRC!!!
Oct 17, 2018 2:50 AM

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a girl with boobs and a loli... what more do i need to see?

Oct 17, 2018 2:58 AM

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I like the character designs in this one, synopsis looks SoL-ish. Will check this one out
Oct 17, 2018 3:02 AM

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A 12 year old as a main character, yet the show is aimed for young adults. Is this a loli bait? I won't watch it, I'll wait patiently for Ikkitousen.
"Even if there's a wide world and stories beyond the main focus, I don't think it's necessary
to end with the protagonist having been involved in everything." - Yagi Norihiro
Oct 17, 2018 4:11 AM

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Wow, they're still celebrating their anniversary. When will it end?
Oct 17, 2018 4:16 AM

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Nice to see Toshimasa Suzuki get more work. I always loved his works on SHAFT related project. He started out at SHAFT and did their first anime under Shinbo, Tsukuyomi Moon Phase. Love to see what else he got considering his last directorial project was in 2014.
Oct 17, 2018 4:20 AM

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They all look like Love Live! characters.
Oct 17, 2018 4:54 AM
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Didn't read the article. Saw a picture with a couple of cute anime girls. Looks good.
Oct 17, 2018 5:54 AM

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Hu?! Did Niko finally an own anime get...xD?

Lol, well so far it looks decent, I'll looking forward.
Oct 17, 2018 7:06 AM

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I'm currently imaging how the studio can butcher the series
Oct 17, 2018 7:18 AM

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Faraway planet comes with a faraway promise to watch this.
Oct 17, 2018 7:41 AM

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FUCK if only they got Sora Tokui to voice the loli it would be perfect.
Mirai Nikki is TRASH
Angel Beats is horrible.
Charlotte is a dumpster fire.
Shinsekai Yori has no characters.
Oreimo's S2 specials don't actually exist.


I live to see the day where Hidamari Sketch or Little Witch Academia get another season.
Oct 17, 2018 8:08 AM

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I want to hug the princess. It's also not an isekai either, which makes things much better.

Oct 17, 2018 5:36 PM

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A whole series about protecting a princesses smile...
Oct 18, 2018 3:44 AM

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excited! It looks cool, sweet & it reminds of Akatsuku No Yona.
Oct 19, 2018 6:08 AM

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Bring it on baby!!!
Oct 19, 2018 6:55 PM

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Nah nah, more Hayami Saori always welcome.