Original TV Anime Shikizakura Releases Jiro Sato-narrated PV to Announce Its October 9 Premiere Date

Sato: "I am very honored to participate in the first full-scale anime produced in the Tokai area."



The official website for the forthcoming original TV anime Shikizakura has started streaming a 30 second new PV to annoounce its premiere date of October 9, 2021.


This clip is not-so-seriously narrated by Jiro Sato, who is cast as Gachi-zei no Ossan (a fanatic middle-aged man). The character is a man living in Aichi Prefecture who loves hero shows. He attends all the shows held in his neighborhood. It is said that the staff of the hero shows check the quality of the show by looking at his facial expressions. Recently, he seems to be having some troubles...


Sato says, "As someone who was born and raised in Aichi Prefecture, I feel the need to give back to my hometown. I am very honored to participate in the first full-scale anime produced in the Tokai area, and I am looking forward to its broadcast. And I hope everyone will look forward to it, too."




Gachi-zei no Ossan / Jiro Sato:



Japanese premiere date:


  • Chukyo TV: October 29 (25:55-)
  • Nihon TV: October 12 (25:29-)
  • Akita Housou: October 13 (25:24-)
  • Fukuoka Housou: October 14 (26:10-)
  • Kumamoto Kenmin TV: October 14 (25:29-)
  • BS Nittele: October 16 (24:33-)
  • Hulu: October 10 (12:00-)




The 12-episode sci-fi battle action entertainment anime Shikizakura is directed by Shinya Sugai (The Ancient Magus' Bride CGI director) , alongside director Go Kurosaki (Love Live! Sunshine!! CG director) and series composition writer Naruki Nakagawa (Scared Rider Xechs). SUBLIMATION (3DCG works for Love Live!, Tokyo Ghoul, Psycho-Pass) works on anime production.



2nd PV:



Key visual:



Source: Chukyo TV press release 


© SHIKIZAKURA Production Committee


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