The original TV anime Sakura Quest is the third in P.A Works’ so-called ‘working series’, following Hanasaku Iroha and SHIROBAKO.
During the Bubble Economy in Japan, there was a movement where towns would declare themselves as ‘micro-nations’. 5 girls are unexpectedly called upon to become monarchs of their town’s micro-nation in order to revive its economy. The original anime will depict the hard work of these 5 girls and is due to begin airing in April 2017.
The new key visual shows the palace of Manoyama (The Kingdom of Chupacabra) looming in the background and features the 5 main characters with Yoshino Kohara at the front and all the unique secondary characters in the back.
In keeping with the release of this new visual, the official website has also been renewed with a special visual for the theme song artists (K)NoW_NAME, and the illustrations of the supporting characters.
At AnimeJapan2017 (taking place March 25 – 26 at Tokyo Big Sight), there will be a special Sakura Quest talk event on the open stage! The 5 main cast members will also be appearing in a special Nico Live broadcast on Wednesday February 15! The programme will be called ‘Manoyama Tourist Association Strategy Announcement Part 1.’ That day they will announce more information about the recording the anime as well as the new PV!
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‘Sakura Quest’ Original Anime, Additional Characters and Cast Members
Ushimatsu Kado (VA: Atsushi Ono)
The former king of the Kingdom of Chupacabra, Ushimatsu Kadota
Chitose Oribe (VA: Maki Izawa)
Ririko’s grandmother, Chitose Oribe, opposes Ushimatsu when it comes to the rebuilding of Manoyama
Takamizawa (VA: Katsuyuki Konishi)
Takamizawa is a bus driver in Manoyama.
Yamada (VA: Hiro Shimono)
Yamada is from the Tourist Association and supports Ushimatsu
Mino (VA: Daiki Hamano)
Mino is also from the Tourist Association.
Sandal-san (VA: Vinay Murthy)
The mysterious foreigner living in Manoyama, Sandal-san.
Angelica (VA: Nanako Mori)
Angelica tells the fortune of Yoshino and the others.
Erika Suzuki (VA: Tomoyo Kurosawa)
Angelica’s daughter, Erika Suzuki, helps out at her mother’s shop during the spring break.
(K)NoW_NAME New Artist Visual
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Original Anime ‘Sakura Quest’
Due to start on April, Spring 2017 season