Lerche Tends the Hot Springs With Fox Spirits in "Konohana Kitan"

Main staff and new character visuals revealed for upcoming TV anime based on manga by Sakuya Amano

The main staff and new character visuals have been revealed for Konohana Kitan, an upcoming TV anime based on the manga by Sakuya Amano about a group of fox-spirits who act as caretakers at a luxurious onsen ("hot springs") resort at the boundary between the human world and the spirit world.

 

 

The main staff for the Konohana Kitan TV anime includes:

 

  • Original work: Sakuya Amano (serialized in Gentosha's Monthly Comic Birz seinen manga magazine)
  • Director: Hideki Okamoto
  • Series composition: Takao Yoshioka
  • Character design: Keiko Kurosawa
  • Animation Production: Lerche

 

The new character visuals include:

 

 

Yuzu (voiced by Yuko Ono), a young fox-spirit who was raised by humans. Yuzu is a bit clumsy, but she has a bright and cheerful personality.

 

 

Satsuki (voiced by Sawako Hata), a fox-spirit who trains Yuzu and acts as her senior. Satsuki has a strong sense of responsibility and a serious personality, and she dreams of becoming a shrine maiden one day.

 

 

Natsume (voiced by Ayaka Suwa), a boyish fox-spirit who wears men's clothing and talks using masculine pronouns. Natsume is boisterous and out-going, but also inconsiderate of others' feelings.

 

 

Ren (voiced by Risa Kubota), a fox-spirit who outwardly strives to be beautiful and graceful. Internally, Ren is often filled with spiteful thoughts. Due a trauma she experienced when she was a child, Ren doesn't get along well with men.

 

 

Sakura (voiced by Ai Kakuma), a young, quiet, and extremely curious fox-spirit who is always wandering around. Sakura uses her fox-spirit magic to perform ordinary chores such as cleaning and housework.

 

 

And Kiri (voiced by Manami Numakura), the head caretaker at the Konohana-tei hot springs inn. Kiri is a shrewd character who enjoys smoking her pipe and drinking sake, but she also cares deeply about the other fox-spirits who work at the inn

 

 

In Konohana Kitan, Yuzu is a fox-spirit who was abandoned as a kit and who was found and raised by a human nun. In order to broaden her knowledge, she works as a caretaker at Konohana-tei, a luxurious hot springs inn at the boundary between the human world and the spirit world, where she has many interesting encounters with visiting gods and spirits.

 

The release date for Konohana Kitan has not yet been revealed.

 

Sources: 

Anime! Anime!

Official Konohana Kitan TV anime home page

 

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