Anime-Gataris, the original anime by DMM pictures, held a premiere screening event in Tokyo at the Science Hall at Kitanomaru Park just before the official broadcast starts in October 2017. The fans gathered for the chance to watch first Episodes 1-2 of the series.
The anime was introduced by the event’s special guests: Kaede Hondo (voice of Minoa Asagaya), Sayaka Senbongi (Arisu Kamiigusa), Hisako Tojo (Miko Kouenji), Junta Terashima (Mitsuki Nakano), Ito Setsuo (Kai Musashikai), Rie Takahashi (Yui Obata) and director Kenjiro Mori!
The anime tells the story of Minoa, a high schooler who joins the anime research club because her friends like anime. They screened the episodes right after the guests greeted the audience. The visitors got excited when the cast started their audio commentary during the episodes. Fans were also excited when they heard that the group called Gatalis, made up of Minoa (Hondo), Arisu (Senbongi) and Miko (Kouenji) would be performing the ending theme ‘Good Luck Lilac’ live for the very first time in Japan. The audience had even more reason to be thrilled when the director personally came down from the stage to give out gifts to the audience.
Furthermore, it was announced that Inori Minase, Ai Kakuma, Kenta Zaima, and Hironori Kondo would be joining the cast and that Ryusei Nakao, Atsuko Tanaka, and Shintaro Asanuma would be having guest appearances in the series as well. Marika Kono and Yuki Nagaku, who are part of the voice acting unit Earphones together with Takahashi, were announced to be involved in the series as well.
In this series, anime fans won’t stop laughing!
The first episode of Anime-Gataris starts with Minoa having a dream. The dream seemed familiar and reminded her of an anime, but because she didn’t remember which, she asked some of her classmates. Arisu Kamiigusa misunderstands her and thinks she is an otaku like herself, so as a result, she makes Minoa start the anime research club with her. Even though there has been an anime research club, not a single member is left and the club room is sitting empty. When Minoa opens the door, she faces a mysterious cat. And that’s how the first episode starts. In Episode two, the two start recruiting members and even though there are many interested in joining, problems are arising soon enough.
If you find yourself interested in the series now and want to know more, you can learn more in our anime info page! The anime starts in 8 October, so make sure you put it on your list.
‘We want to know what people all around the world think about this series.’
In the next segment, the main cast responded to questions from the reporters. Since this series is a joint production with Chinese production companies and will also be airing outside of Japan, one magazine asked if each cast member could talk about the highlights of the series that foreign fans should look forward to.
Terashima: The series pays homage to many old series, but also to recent series. If they find themselves interested in one of the old series, it would be great if they watch it.
Takahashi: I am looking forward to how people around the world will react to the anime discussions that the characters have in the second episode. Maybe they will realize that the Japanese view on anime is interesting and that will maybe inspire them to think different as well.
Hondo: When I went to Shanghai recently, I thought that anime is beyond any language barriers since the medium tells the story through pictures and music. That’s why I hope this work will connect people from all around the world.
Senbonki: I am looking forward to see what kind of reaction people from around the world will have to this series. I would be happy if you let me know through social media!
Tojo: Anime has influence on many things, like manga and traveling. If someone watches this anime and ends up thinking ‘Maybe I should visit Japan’, I would be really happy.
Ito: Since there are many things from Japan going international, I would like to get an impression on the fans’ reaction. I wish there was an opportunity for such a thing.
Anime-Gataris is a series that won’t let you stop laughing, and without a doubt, viewers will find themselves wanting to talk about anime with the main characters. The series will start airing on 8 October 2017 in Japan. A special program will also air on 1 October from 22:00 on Tokyo MX.
Anime-Gataris is an original anime scheduled to start in Fall 2017!
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