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The popular developer DMM.com, famous for online games such as Touken Ranbu and Kantai Collection, has announced an original anime called Anime-Gataris.
This anime is set a year earlier from the interlude movie Anime-Gataris that was screened in cinemas last year. The heroine is Maya’s younger sister, Minoa Asagaya, and takes place in a university anime club. The director of this series will be Kenjiro Mori, known for his work on many short anime such as Wake up Girl, Zoo! and Yuki Yuna is a Hero Club Member. The art director and character designer will be So-shi Kinetani.
Here are the visuals and the cast for the three main heroines:
VA: Kaede Hondo (Previous work: Hikari Takanashi in Demi-chan ga Kataritai and Kon in Urara Meirocho)
Anime beginner and first-year student at Sakaneko Academy. She joins the anime research club to avoid some of her personal problems. There she learns more about anime and the personalities of the members of the anime club. But, so far, she hasn’t found her favorite anime. She is also very persistent and once she decides something, she goes for it. She seems like she will instantly become a tsukkomi (a straight man that will comically react to people’s stupidity).
VA: Sayaka Senbongi (Previous work: AnchoR in Clockwork Planet, Morina Nanase in Piacevole!)
Minoa’s classmate and the daughter of a rich family. She doesn’t talk much, her aura is that of a snob lady who wouldn’t talk about anime. Because her father is the CEO of a big company, she thinks everything can be solved with money. She looks very strong on the outside but is actually quite lonely.
VA: Hisako Tojo (Previous work: Chiaki Ogino in Hinako Note, Kiruka Ushirode in Scorching Ping Pong Girls)
Another classmate of Minoa’s. She looks and acts like a plain girl. She doesn’t really stand out and is always silently reading a book in class. She loves anime based on light novels and her love toward the original light novels is strong. She also aims to become a light novelist and is uploading her own works online.
Minoa Asagaya has just entered Sakaneko Academy. She is new to anime but her classmate Arisu invites her to join the Anime Research Club. There she meets her classmate Miko and a few senpai that love anime, so Minoa starts to get attracted to anime more and more. However, the student council tries to dissolve the club at any possible occasion, and without noticing that the end of the world is near, they talk about anime on different locations like the club room, in Akihabara, at the hot springs, and real-life locations from anime.
Director: Kenjiro Mori
Art Director/Character design: So-shi Kinetani
Series Composition: Mitsutaka Hirota
Original work, planning, and production: DMM.futureworks/w-toonstudio
Animation Production: Waoworld
Production: 咲鐘湖学園アニメ研究部 (Sakaneko Academy Anime Research Club)、JY Animation