The siblings Kiyoji and Obeni are the owners of Izumoya, a rental shop in Nakacho, Fukugawa in Edo. The rental shop rents from daily necessities and antiques to art objects. However, the handling tools in this Izumoya are slightly different from other shops. Among the items available to rent are Japanese spirits called ‘tsukumogami’, which are things which become sentient after 100 years of use. These spirits are lent to customers, listen to their stories and when they come back, they spread rumors. The kind and compassionate Obeni and Kiyoji are solving small and big problems with the help of the tsukumogami.
The story takes place at a rental shop in Edo (modern-day Tokyo) during the Edo period. Among the items available to rent are Japanese spirits called ‘tsukumogami’, which are things which become sentient after 100 years of use. The siblings Kiyoji and Obeni are the stars of the story and are introduced below. The third character introduced is Sataro.
The series is based on a Japanese novel written by Megumi Hatakenaka. It was published in 2007 and received a sequel in 2013.
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Miho Tanino, Hiromi Yoshinuma
Telecom Animation Film
Voiced by: Junya Enoki
He works with his older sister Obeni at the rental shop. He is very kind and is smart, so the people in town like to dote on him. However, he is also easy to be pushed around and can be too kind so that products of the store, the tsukumogami, tease him. He also is very concerned about his sister Obeni, with who he isn’t related by blood…
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu
With her younger brother Kiyoji she works at the rental shop and is so cute, she draws in the customers. With her beautiful appearance and her good and cheerful character she is popular with people regardless their age and gender. She tends to be really strict with her younger brother. But she trust him completely and her heart can’t hold a grudge against him for long.
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
He is a famous merchant and young owner of his own store. He is very elegant and good-looking, has always had an eye out for Obeni and went as far as courting her but one day he suddenly disappeared.
Opening: Get Into My Heart by MIYAVI vs. Kavka Shishido
Ending: Koyoi wa Yume wo Misasete by Mai Kuraki
©2018 Megumi Hatakenaka,KADOKAWA/Tsukumogami PARTNERS