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Novel 'Wakaokami wa Shougakusei!' Gets TV Anime

by tsubasalover
Mar 7, 2:19 AM | 31 Comments

The official website has announced that children's novel Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! will get a TV anime. The anime will broadcast Sundays at 7:14 a.m. via TV Tokyo and other six same systems starting April 8.

Synopsis
12-year-old Oriko Seki, who lost her parents in a car accident, ended up living in her grandmother's Onsen Ryokan "Haru no Ya." With the ghost "Uribou" cohabitating with her and all the other odds, she ended up training to be a young female innkeeper. At first, she didn't like the training, but gradually felt her admiration for her title and began to train seriously. Thus, the growth of the young warrior Oriko begins.

Staff
Director: Masuhara Mitsuyuki (Shirokuma Cafe), Azuma Tani (Thermae Romae)
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote (Handa-kun)
Character Design: Akiko Asaki (Persona 3 the Movie 1: Spring of Birth chief animation director)
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (Boku no Hero Academia)
Sound Production: Techno Sound
Music: Takeshi Hama (Kobato.)
Studio: Madhouse, DLE

Cast
Oriko Seki (Okko): Seiran Kobayashi (Space☆Dandy 2nd Season)
Makoto Tateuri (Uribou): Satsumi Matsuda (Koukaku no Pandora)
Matsuki Akino: Nana Mizuki (Naruto)
Mineko Seki: Harumi Ichiryuusai (Uchuu Senkan Yamato)
Etsuko Tajima: Teiyuu Ichiryuusai (Nintama Rantarou)
Kounosuke Minoda (Kou-san): Masaki Terasoma
Suzuki: Etsuko Kozakura (Youkai Watch)

Based on the novel by Hiroko Reijou and Asami, Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! was serialized via Kodansha's Aoi Tori Bunko imprint between 2003 to 2013 for 20 total volumes which sold over 3 million copies. Eiko Oouchi drew the manga version in Kodansha's monthly Nakayoshi shoujo magazine for a total of seven volumes.

PV


Official site: http://www.waka-okami.jp/

Source: animate Times

Wakaokami wa Shougakusei! on MAL

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Oh, my word the new PV has made me lose all hope. Was just uploading my upcoming anime list and had this at number one. I have been sharing it around like crazy. New PV looks like literal trash. Expectations lowered so quickly. Honestly super pissed at the false advertising and will be skipping this show most likely. What a waste.

Mar 19, 2:50 AM by Calal-Chan

DatRandomDude said:


Yeah, wanted to post about that earlier today but forgot.

Sucks hard that the PV is made by a different director and the footage are unrelated to the tv series.
Dont expect THAT quality for this one, people.

Yeah and Nikko told me about that as well (a friend of mine who focuses on sakuga).

That sucks though. But eh will have to wait and see.

Mar 8, 12:29 PM by Wasshio


What a disappointment. Maybe next time they show the true PV.

Mar 7, 9:02 PM by TheServant



Yeah, wanted to post about that earlier today but forgot.

Sucks hard that the PV is made by a different director and the footage are unrelated to the tv series.
Dont expect THAT quality for this one, people.

Mar 7, 6:17 PM by DatRandomDude

It looks so relaxing but I feel like this will probably make me cry and I'm ready for that.

Mar 7, 4:13 PM by momosemomo

maiko-san chi no makanai san looks much better tbh....

Mar 7, 3:53 PM by Kuma

This looks pretty comfy and that's a decent cast.

Mar 7, 3:51 PM by Tenth

The PV looks great so far, liking the animation!
Will give it a try for sure.

Mar 7, 1:48 PM by -Arisa

Oh my gosh that animation and artstyle is totally gorgeous 😍😍😍 According to the MAL, DLE and Madhouse are on helm. It’s “comfy”. April’s looking good with this anime, DxD Hero, MHA 3, Persona 5 the Animation, Cutie Honey, Lupin, GeGeGe no Kitarou 2018, and Nanatsu no Taizai continues throughout Spring.

Mar 7, 1:08 PM by ChartTopper60

Well, the PV looks completely different from the actual designs. Kinda obvious that it's actually done by a different animation staff, probably by a rather high profilic director.

Mar 7, 12:34 PM by Brobot

That's unexpectedly impressive. Beautiful visual & great animation. Definitely going to watch this one. What nice surprise.

Mar 7, 10:07 AM by TheServant

Sure, might give this a try.

Mar 7, 9:55 AM by Major_Gilbert

Hoppy said:
RobertBobert said:
It is the result of Japanese traditional education, or are Japanese girls really so fond of family themes?


it's the former, family themes are common in Japanese media.


Just after Russian and Western culture, it's unusual for me to see so patriarchal depiction of women's values. However, maybe that's why there are so many "forbidden" themes in the women's manga.

Mar 7, 8:53 AM by RobertBobert

The PV looks actually really, really good to be fairly honest.

Hmm, well I'll give this a shot. xP

Mar 7, 8:46 AM by Wasshio

RobertBobert said:
It is the result of Japanese traditional education, or are Japanese girls really so fond of family themes?


it's the former, family themes are common in Japanese media.

Mar 7, 8:31 AM by Hoppy

Cool. Looks like one I can watch with the young ones someday.

Mar 7, 7:44 AM by modboy

I did not expect this pv to look amazing! PTW for sure!

Mar 7, 6:44 AM by Wormy01

It is the result of Japanese traditional education, or are Japanese girls really so fond of family themes?

Mar 7, 6:16 AM by RobertBobert

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