Onsen Musume, the upcoming anime that turns famous hot springs into cute anime girls, revealed new key and character visuals and a teaser PV produced through Doga Kobo. The anime will draw on the power of the fans to make this project a reality through a new crowdfunding campaign.
The key visuals show Yuina Kusatsu and the rest of the main characters. ‘I will make it bloom! Everyone’s hot water flower!’ the catchline says on the homepage, declaring their support for hot springs. Doga Kobo, the animation producer, created a cute first teaser that shows the sexy side of the onsen girls. The lyrics for the theme song Mirai Imagination were written by Miho Karasawa, better known under her stage name, TRUE.
The anime started their crowdfunding campaign on the Makuake platform. The support tiers include a lot of perks, starting with a mention of your name on their homepage or receiving special goods including the CD of Mirai Imagination, key holders, smartphone cases, autographs from the voice actresses, and more.
The cast will be revealed during an upcoming web radio show of Animate Times. On 9 April 2017, the first fan event will be held at Yukemuri Festa Vol. 1 in Akihabara. It is planned that they will hold a talking event where the cast will show off their uniforms for the first time. The guests and more info on the tickets will be announced on 20 March 2017.
Onsen Musume takes Japan’s hot springs (‘onsen’ in Japanese) and turns them into characters and their voice actresses into an idol group. The goal of the project is to turn it into a multimedia franchise with music, games, and anime.
Design: Ai Kikuchi
Background: Takafumi Kuwano
Paint: Kei Ishiguro, Ito Yuka, Masahiro Kure
Satsuei: Takafumi Kuwano