Rie Kugimiya Joins "Santa Company" Cast

ChouCho also signs on for anime's theme

 This week, Kenji Itoso, a unit director on Satoshi Kon's unfinished Dream Machine launched a Kickstarter campaign for Christmas anime Santa Company, hoping to raise $50,000 in crowd funding to finish 30 minute anime. This was followed with the news that Rie Kugimiya (Gintama's Kagura) will voice the role of the reindeer department'sThomas, while ChouCho (Gargantia, Prism Illya) will sing the theme.


 Staff includes

  • Executive Director / Producer / Screenplay: Kenji Itoso (Yume Miru Kikai,Yu-Gi-Oh!,Sakura Wars,Transformers Animated)
  • Director / Screenplay: Yumi Kamakura (Pokémon,Eureka seveN)
  • Screenplay: Naohiro Fukushima (009 RE:CYBORG,Eden of The East)
  • Original Character Design: Hidari (VOCALOID, Atelier Ayesha)
  • Animation Character Design: Hiroki Harada (Romeo×Juliet, Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Background Art: Takashi Aoi (Xam'd: Lost Memories, Eureka seveN)
  • Music: Yusuke Itagaki (AKB48, Choucho, Love Live! School idol project, Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl My Ordinary Life)



Also check the Kickstarter page for "upgraded" pleged rewards.



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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