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Production Staff Members of 'Maesetsu!' Unveiled [Update 11/9]

by Vindstot
Nov 2, 12:43 PM | 8 Comments
The official website of the Maesetsu! (Maesetsu!: Opening Act) original anime updated with the production staff members and synopsis on Saturday.

Synopsis
Four 19-year-old girls—Fubuki Kitakaze, Mafuyu Kogarashi, Rin Shintani, and Nayuta Asougi—who aim to become professional comedians, practice their joke materials while working as part-timers day and night. Their motto is "Make everyone happy with laughter! Their happiness makes us happy, too." But the success is still far away from them.

The four girls aspire is to stand on the stage of Namba Grand Kagetsu, considered as "Budokan in the comedy entertainment world." However, for the time being, they have decided to enter the nearest stage for them, the lowest level of Mugendai Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo, called "Farm Class."

The story also focuses on Mafuyu's sister Manatsu and her childhood friend Kanae Kanamori high school, as well as the two-member high school girls comedy unit "JKCOOL." This is a story of struggles and success of the eight girls in four units. (Source: Crunchyroll, edited)

Staff
Director: Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai)
Series Composition: Touko Machida (The iDOLM@STER, Show By Rock!!)
Script: Touko Machida, Shouta Gotou (Kibun wa Ikaga recital drama), Atsushi Itou (Joe Itou) (Nichijou)
Character Design: Katsuzou Hirata (Angel Beats!, Ben-To)
Chief Animation Director: Miyabi Ozeki (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou), Naoki Yamauchi (Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!)
Clothing Design: Kazuko Hayakawa (Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii prop design)
Prop Design: Koresawa Shigeyuki (Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou), Toumu (Seiren)
Color Design: Aiko Matsuyama (Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume)
Art Director: Hiroki Matsumoto (Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san)
Background Art: Atelier Platz
Director of Photography: Koujirou Hayashi (Saki)
Photography: Graphinica
Editing: Mutsumi Takemiya (Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku)
Sound Director: Youta Tsuruoka (Koi to Uso)
Music: Satoru Kousaki (A-Channel), MONACA (Anne Happy♪)
Music Producer: Shigeru Saitou (Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu)
Animation Producer: Tetsuya Tomioka (Koukaku no Pandora)
Planning Producer: Atsushi Itou (Mirai Nikki), Tsuyoshi Katou (Hyouka production assistance)
Planning Cooperation: Yoshimoto Kogyo
Studio: Studio Gokumi, AXsiZ

Mugendai∞ is credited for the original work, with manga author Kagami Yoshimizu (Lucky☆Star) serving as the original character designer. Machida and Gotou will also write the joke materials, while comedian Seitarou Mukai (Tenshin Mukai) (Kuzu to Tenshi no Second Life light novel) will be supervising them.

Source: Press Release, Anime Recorder


Update November 9
The official website announced the cast members on Friday.

Fubuki Kitakaze: Aguri Oonishi (Shoumetsu Toshi)
Mafuyu Kogarashi: Naomi Oozora (Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro)
Rin Shinya: Hiromi Igarashi (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
Nayuta Asougi: Sakura Nakamura (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou)
Manatsu Kogarashi: Yuuki Takada (Mitsuboshi Colors)
Kanae Kanenari: Nozomi Furuki (High School Fleet)
Eru Kusaba: Asuka Aida (Sansha Sanyou)
Arashi Waraino: Ayaka Shimizu (Beelzebub)
Hajime Chūkan, Nayuta's sister: Risako Murai (Date A Live)
Carlos Ali: Seirou Ogino (Senyuu.)
Manager: Kentarou Tone (Bakuman.)
Aunt Keiko: Rei Shimoda (Kuroko no Basket)

The comedy duo members of Freak! (Junki Tomita and Ubu no Hatsuna) and BANBANBAN (Masatake Yamamoto and Hiromi Sameshima) will cast as themselves.

Source: Comic Natalie

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News Update
The official website announced the cast members on Friday.

Fubuki Kitakaze: Aguri Oonishi (Shoumetsu Toshi)
Mafuyu Kogarashi: Naomi Oozora (Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro)
Rin Shinya: Hiromi Igarashi (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls)
Nayuta Asougi: Sakura Nakamura (Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou)
Manatsu Kogarashi: Yuuki Takada (Mitsuboshi Colors)
Kanae Kanenari: Nozomi Furuki (High School Fleet)
Eru Kusaba: Asuka Aida (Sansha Sanyou)
Arashi Waraino: Ayaka Shimizu (Beelzebub)
Hajime Chūkan, Nayuta's sister: Risako Murai (Date A Live)
Carlos Ali: Seirou Ogino (Senyuu.)
Manager: Kentarou Tone (Bakuman.)
Aunt Keiko: Rei Shimoda (Kuroko no Basket)

The comedy duo members of Freak! (Junki Tomita and Ubu no Hatsuna) and BANBANBAN (Masatake Yamamoto and Hiromi Sameshima) will cast as themselves.

Source: Comic Natalie

Nov 9, 6:56 AM by Sakana-san

This show is in good hands with Studio Gokumi that made A-Channel, Kiniro Mosaic, etc.

Nov 3, 12:42 PM by MrAwesome2018

Going to watch this just for the nostalgic characters’ design

Nov 3, 1:19 AM by Xenocrisi

If this'll make triangle mouths come back into fashion, I'm all for it. Though I admit my precious blessed old school triangle mouths look weird with that particular eye style and head shape, though.

Nov 2, 7:07 PM by HeruruMeruru

Studio Gokumi? Well.... I mean I did like Yuki Yuna is a Hero a bit...
Lucky Star's creator already got me interested, but now there's the character designer of Angel Beats?! The character design was pretty nice in that show imo so... I guess that's nice?
Composer for Lucky Star's in this too... now it'll really feel like a Lucky Star successor haha

Overall it still sounds pretty promising in my eyes. Sure, a bit of doubt, but still promising.

Nov 2, 7:05 PM by Fario-P

I have a slight suspicion that the blue or green hair is a trap.

Nov 2, 4:28 PM by G0ldStark

Some of the people present in this work were also present in some series that did not leave a great impression on me...

I expected it to be KyoAni, but it seems that it will be of some study. I can't stand out much about Studio Gokumi just because I saw only Tsurezur Children.

However, I still have the hyped to know that this work is inspired by Lucky Star. So I hope this one has the same style of it, or better...

Nov 2, 3:01 PM by Rachiba

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