The anime adaptation of Sakuya Amano’s Konohana Kitan revealed the visuals of the six Nakai (waiters at a Japanese inn).
The character visuals introduce us to Yuzu, Satsuki, Natsume, Ren, Sakura and Kiri. The cast members were asked about the characters they are playing, and Ayaka Suwa said, ‘The character I am playing is called Natsume and is a very bright and tomboyish fox girl. She is the senpai of Yuzu and the others. I will play her with energy and fun!’ She also said she would wait at the strange onsen Konohana-tei for the viewers.
Risa Kubota commented that the series is calming, touching and funny. ‘I will do my best with the rest of the cast to make those, who watch the anime, start to like Konohana Kitan even more. I want to meet Ren soon! Please look forward to the anime!!’
Ai Kakuma expressed her excitement about seeing the characters and their cute expressions and their gestures in color and motion while Manami Numakura took her character as a role model, ‘I will keep the bigger picture in mind like Kiri and give it my all to express the charms of the characters and the series. I am working forward to work with the main cast!’
Furthermore, the main staff was revealed. Hideki Okamoto (Nagasarete Arianto) will be directing the series. He said, ‘It feels like the characters finally have both feet planted firmly on the ground when it comes to the animation. I think it would be nice if they felt like they had a presence that would feel like any second they will stand right in front of you. I will try hard to let the viewer feel relaxed after watching the series, as if their mind actually stayed at this inn.’ In charge of series composition is Takao Yoshioka (Your Lie in April) and the character design is conducted by Keiko Kurosawa (Kuzu no Honkai). The producing anime studio is Lerche.
The Konohana-tei is an onsen lying in a town right between this world and another. Some fox spirits work there, disguised as girls, and we follow their daily lives. The manga it is based on is being serialized in Gentosha’s Comic Birz.
Original work: Sakuya Amano
Director: Hideki Okamoto
Series Composition: Takao Yoshioka
Character Design: Keiko Kurosawa
Animation Production: Lerche
Yuzu: Yuuko Ono
Satsuki: Sawako Hata
Natsume: Ayaka Suwa
Ren: Risa Kubota
Sakura: Ai Kakuma
Kiri: Manami Numakura