Upcoming Fall 2017 anime Urahara revealed its main cast, main visuals, and staff. The anime is based on the illustrated novel Park: Harajuku Crisis Team!, which is being serialized on Crunchyroll.
The science fiction story is set in Harajuku, and focuses on the shop Park, which is all about current fashion, otaku, and creation. Three girls fight against an invasion of aliens called Scoopers, who have come to steal the culture of Earth.
The cast for the three main characters are Luna Haruna as Rito, Sumire Uesaka as Mari, and Manaka Iwami as Kotoko. The anime will be produced by Shirogumi x EMT Squared. Kubo Amica is directing the movie, Natsuko Takahashi is in charge of the series composition, and Mariko Fujita is doing the character design.
This is the first anime produced by streaming service Crunchyroll, which has over 20 million users worldwide. Since it is a joint project with China’s Bilibili, the series will be available worldwide.
Comments from the Cast
Luna Haruna (Rito Sudo)
‘Being a voice actress, that means to breath life into a character like you’re some kind of God, right? Is this a dream? Is it okay for me to do this??? I’m so nervous, I could faint, but I will properly face it and act to my best ability!’
Sumire Uesaka (Mari Shirako)
‘I am so excited about this, because I really love Harajuku and this work is set in it! Mari has the air of a lolita! I will work hard!’
Manaka Iwami (Kotoko Watatsumugi)
‘I am Manaka Iwami and I will be voicing Kotoko Watatsumugi. I am looking forward to portraying Kotoko who seems to be very soft and fluffy. I will work hard, so please look forward to this anime!’
Harajuku. The place where culture, cuteness, and fashion come together. The three high school girls Rito, Mari, and Kotoko are planning to open a temporary store called Park. One day, aliens from space come to Earth to take away the culture of humans. That’s when a mysterious girl who calls herself Misa appears. To protect the Harajuku they love, the three girls get ready to do anything.
Director: Kubo Amica
Performance Director: Masatsugu Arakawa
Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi
Original Work: Patrick Macias (Crunchyroll)
Original Character Design: Mugi Tanaka (Park)
Character Design: Mariko Fujita
Mecha Design: Takahiro Yamada
Title Logo Design: NC Empire
Animation Production: Shirogumi x EMT Squared
Luna Haruna as Rito Sudo
Sumire Uesaka as Mari Shirako
Manaka Iwami as Kotoko Watatsumugi
Official Website: http://urahara.party/
Official Twitter: @urhr_pt