The manga Piacevole has been published on free manga and novel smartphone application comico since December 11, 2013. The story’s about a high school girl named Morina Nanase who works at the Italian restaurant called Trattoria ‘Festa’. She meets a lot of unique people in the restaurant and studies italian cuisine. It’s a Meshitero manga (a kind of manga that stimulates your appetite), and thankfully for the readers, the manga includes the recipes that it features in its pages.
The author of the manga, Nab_At (Atsuko Watanabe) is a popular animator who was in charge of the character design in works such as Heavy Object, Hanayamata, and Tokyo Ravens. She like being involved in the adaptations of her works and she has also worked on the character designs for this TV animation as well.
The TV animation is created by Zero-G, known for the recent work Battery. From the trailer, you can see that they have put a lot of effort into drawing the cuisine, so we can all look forward to it. The voice of protagonist Morina Nanase is played by Ayaka Senbongi. She is one of the most notable voice actors of today, having played the heroine Mumei in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and is currently playing Chitose Karasuma in Gi(a)rish Number. She often shows her sadistic personality in her radio show. If you can understand some Japanese, then you should check out her out on the radio or on ‘Nico Live’.
As special content, the interview between Nab_At (Atsuko Watanabe) and the TV anime director, Hiroaki Sakurai, has been published on the official website.
Introduction to the work
The Italian restaurant Trattoria Festa has delicious, colorful dishes, and sweet dolce. Morina Nanase is working part-time at the restaurant and studying Italian food every day. With the staff being lead by elementary school student and acting manager Maro Kitahara, Trattoria Festa is looking forward to your visit.
The Original: Nab_At (Atsuko Watanabe) Piacevole
Director: Hiroaki Sakurai (GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
Character Design: Atsuko Watanabe (GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Hanayamata)
Art Manager: Reiji Kasuga (GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Jewelpet Twinkle)
Sound Manager: Koichi Kikuchi
Sound Producer: Nowa
Music Producer: Pony Canyon
Animation Producer: Zero-G (Battery)