"Onsen Musume" Project Kicks Off With Cast Listing, Key Visual, and (NSFW-ish) Preview Video

Cross-media project turning hot springs into cute anime girls takes aim at live concerts, games, and anime

 

The official website for Onsen Musume, a cross-media project that reimagines famous Japanese hot springs as moe anime girls, has been updated with a bucketful of new information, including a new key visual (above), a slightly NSFW preview video (below), and a cast listing featuring the onsen girls and their respective voice actresses.

 

 

The cast for Onsen Musume includes:

 

 

Yūki Takada as Yuina Kusatsu.

 

 

Rika Nagae as Saya Hakone.

 

 

Karin Takahashi as Nanako Akiu.

 

 

Kana Motomiya as Rinka Arima.

 

 

Minami Shinoda as Izumi Dougo.

 

 

Natsumi Hioka as Ayase Noboribetsu.

 

 

Yurika Endō as Mitsuki Gero.

 

 

Yūki Kuwahara as Fuuka Arima.

 

 

And Misaki Watada as Yufuin Baden Kanade.

 

 

The voice actor for Sukunahiko, the god of the hot springs and overseer of the Onsen Musume, has not yet been announced.

 

 

The story of the Onsen Musume project follows a group of 9 apprentice hot springs goddesses who are encouraged by their superior to form an idol group called SPRiNGS in order to promote the soothing properties of Japanese onsen. The cross-media project plans to include live concert performances at various Japanese hot springs, a web radio show, games, and anime.

 

An official Twitter feed (@onsen_musume_jp) and Facebook page have also been published for Onsen Musume.

 

Sources:

Ota-suke

MoCa

Official Onsen Musume website

 

Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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