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'Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san' Reveals Main Cast and Staff

by Aidan
Jan 20, 11:17 AM | 5 Comments
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.

Cast
Kiyo Nozuki: Kana Hanazawa (3-gatsu no Lion)
Sumire Herai: Mao Ichimichi (Enen no Shouboutai)
Ichi no Okaa-san: Kaoru Katakai (Kuragehime)
Kenta Nakanowatari: Minami Takayama (Detective Conan)
Otokoshi no Onii-san: Rikiya Koyama (Slow Start)
Tsurukoma: Satsumi Matsuda (Anima Yell!)

Staff
Director: Youhei Suzuki (Urara Meirochou)
Series Composition: Susumu Yamakawa (Back Street Girls: Gokudolls)
Music: Gou Sakabe (Digimon Adventure tri.)
Production: NHK, NHK Enterprises
Studio: J.C.Staff

Aiko Koyama began serializing the original slice of life manga in Weekly Shounen Sunday in December 2016. Shogakukan released the 15th volume on November 12.

Synopsis
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

5 Comments Recent Comments

HanaKana as Kiyo, no Suu? A somewhat strange choice, but okay.



Jan 21, 11:55 PM by RobertBobert

love the manga. looking forward to this

Jan 20, 7:47 PM by SolarPioneer

I believe in HanaKana supremacy.

Jan 20, 11:55 AM by z00nex

More HanaKana is always appreciated.

Jan 20, 11:50 AM by MegamiRem

ngl. these names don't scream anything to me, nice to see Hanazawa here tho. looking forward to this.

Jan 20, 11:39 AM by NextUniverse

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