Main staff and key visual released for July 2017 adaptation of Kei Murayama's manga
Previously announced back in December of 2016, new information is now available for A Centaur's Life, an upcoming TV anime adaptation based on the Centaur no Nayami ("Centaur's Worries") manga about a group of demihuman girls experiencing the trials and tribulations of high school.
In addition to the key visual above, the main staff for the series has been announced, including:
- Original work: Kei Murayama, serialized in Tokuma Shoten's Monthly Comic Ryū seinen manga magazine
- Series director: Fumitoshi Oizaki
- Director: Naoyuki Konno
- Series composition: Touko Machida
- Character design, chief animation director: Sakae Shibuya
- Animation production: Animation Company Emon
- Animation cooperation: Encourage Films
- Production: Kanata City Idea Board of Education
The character designs for the three main characters were also revealed, including:
Himeno Kimihara, a centaur with a quiet personality. Experiencing the awkwardness of adolescence, Himeno is anxious about the size of her bust and her body.
Kyoko Naraku, Himeno's perennially cool best friend. Kyoko has an older brother with a similar personality.
Nozomi Gokuraku, a friend of Himeno with a rough personality. Nozomi's family home doubles as a karate dojo.
An English language version of the A Centaur's Life manga is published by Seven Seas Entertainment, who describe the story as follows:
"Being a teenager is never easy… especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she’s a centaur; but she’s not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends-the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns-are down-to-earth, fun-loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting."
A Centaur's Life will begin broadcasting on Tokyo MX and other stations in July of 2017.
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