Kyoto Animation And "Haruhi" Director Attached To "Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid" TV Anime
Series coming in January's winter season
A slightly early look at the December issue of manga magazine Monthly Action, on sale on October 25th, has revealed updated plans for a winter TV anime adaptation of Kyoushinsha Cool's (I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying) Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid with Kyoto Animation (Sound! Euphonium this season) attached to produce.
Then, hot on the heels of the leak, the series' site was published, with a full cast/staff listing.
Seven Seas, who just released the first volume in North America, describes the series
Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end!
TVアニメ「小林さんちのメイドラゴン」2017年1月よりABC朝日放送、TOKYO MX1、テレビ愛知、BS11にて放送開始！ #maidragon https://t.co/a5YzXXVP1d pic.twitter.com/Ist7bNeBpv— TVアニメ「小林さんちのメイドラゴン」 (@maidragon_anime) October 24, 2016
TVアニメ「小林さんちのメイドラゴン」スタッフ情報公開！原作：クール教信者、監督：武本康弘、シリーズ構成：山田由香、キャラクターデザイン：門脇未来、アニメーション制作：京都アニメーションです！ #maidragon https://t.co/a5YzXXVP1d— TVアニメ「小林さんちのメイドラゴン」 (@maidragon_anime) October 24, 2016
Original: Kyoushinsha Cool (Futabasha "Monthly Action" in the series)
Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto (Haruhi Suzumiya, Amagi Brilliant Park)
Series configuration: Yuka Yamada (Samurai Warriors)
Character Design: Miku Kadowaki (Amagi Brilliant Park, Beyond the Boundary)
Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe
Color design: Yuka Yoneda
Small setting: Shuchiku Uniformitarian
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Masumi Ito
Music Production: Lantis
Opening theme song: fhana
Ending Theme: female leads as Choro-gonzu
Kobayashi: Mutsumi Tamura (Digimon Adventure Tri's Koshiro Izumi)
Tohru: Yuka Kuwahara (Gundam IBO's Cookie)
Kanna: Maria Naganawa (Occultic;Nine's Chizu Kawabata)
Elma: Yuki Takada (New Game!'s Aoba Suzukaze)
Quetzalcoatl/Lucoa: Minami Takahashi (Flip Flappes' Cocona)
KyoAni MaiDragon. Confirmed full length but no idea about the staff other than possibly Kadowaki designs. pic.twitter.com/zt0Eo0Sa9t— kViN (@Yuyucow) October 24, 2016
Director T(akemoto)...? pic.twitter.com/XquCMJgF8p— kViN (@Yuyucow) October 24, 2016
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.