The NHK Anime World news blog revealed the main cast, staff, and a key visual (pictured) for the Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san
(The caterer at the Maiko Manor
) television anime on Wednesday. The 12-episode anime series is scheduled to premiere on NHK World Japan on February 25, followed by NHK-E in Fall 2021.
Kiyo Nozuki: Kana Hanazawa
(3-gatsu no Lion
Sumire Herai: Mao Ichimichi
(Enen no Shouboutai
Ichi no Okaa-san: Kaoru Katakai
Kenta Nakanowatari: Minami Takayama
Otokoshi no Onii-san: Rikiya Koyama
Tsurukoma: Satsumi Matsuda
Director: Youhei Suzuki
Series Composition: Susumu Yamakawa
(Back Street Girls: Gokudolls
Music: Gou Sakabe
(Digimon Adventure tri.
, NHK Enterprises
began serializing the original slice of life manga in Weekly Shounen Sunday
in December 2016. Shogakukan released the 15th volume on November 12.
Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto from Aomori Prefecture, dreaming of becoming maiko. But after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as the live-in cook at the Maiko House. Their story unfolds in the Kagai, the Geiko and maiko district in Kyoto, alongside their housemate maikos. Kiyo nourishes them daily with her home-cooked meals, and Sumire strives toward her promising future as the once-in-a-century maiko.
Step into the glamorous Kagai, warm your heart with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and Kiyo's kitchen episodes. Stay tuned for this touching tale of 2 childhood friends lifting each other up as they grow together. (Source: NHK World Japan, edited)
Source: Comic Natalie