Original work celebrates the 55th anniversary of Tatsunoko Production
A new key visual, a new teaser trailer, the main cast, and the main staff have been revealed for Egao no Daika ("The Price of a Smile"), an upcoming original TV anime that celebrates the 55th anniversary of Tatsunoko Production with the story of a princess and a soldier on a planet far from Earth.
The main staff for Egao no Daika includes:
- Director: Toshimasa Suzuki
- Series composition: Shinichi Inozume
- Character design: Naoto Nakamura
- Sound direction: Kazuya Tanaka
- Music: Tsubasa Ito
- Opening theme: "Egao no Kanata" ("The Other Side of a Smile") by Chiho feat.majiko
- Ending theme: "Kono Sekai ni Hanataba o" ("A Bouquet of Flowers in this World") by kimi no orphée
- Original work: Tatsunoko Production
- Original draft: Hikaru Yuasa, NOB-C
- Original characters: NOB-C
- Animation production: Tatsunoko Production
The main cast for Egao no Daika includes:
Yumiri Hanamori as Yuuki Soleil, the princess of a kingdom that has lasted for many, many years. Yuuki is innocent, naive, and very emotional. She's often laughing, smiling, crying, or getting upset.
And Saori Hayami as Stella Shining, a cool and capable soldier who always smiles when she is around other people.
Described as "the story of two girls from a distant planet", Egao no Daika follows Yuuki, an innocent and cheerful 12 year old princess who spends carefree days at the palace with her friends and advisors, and Stella, a seventeen year old soldier. The series will broadcast on WOWOW, Tokyo MX, and Yomiuri TV beginning in January of 2019.
Official Egao no Daika TV anime home page
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