Coming of age manga about aimless teenager rediscovering shamisen after famous grandfather's passing landed Excellence Award at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards
Kodansha has announced that the Mashiro no Oto (Sound of Purity) manga by Marimo Ragawa will receive an anime adaptation slated to air in April 2021. The manga is a highly regarded coming of age drama about a teenager coming to grips with the passing of their famous grandfather, who was highly regarded for his talent in playing the shamisen, the traditional Japanese stringed instrument. The anime's primary staff and cast are listed below, along with the teaser trailer:
Director: Hiroaki Akagi
Series Composition: Yoichi Kato
Character Design: Jiro Mashima
Animation Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
The Yoshida Brothers (Gibiate opening, Nintendo Wii campaigns) will supervise the tsugaru-shamisen music in the anime.
Voice actor Nobunaga Shimazaki will voice the protagonist Setsu Sawamura.
via Comic Natalie