Kiyo in Kyoto streams monthly on Crunchyroll
Over on NHK World Japan and here on Crunchyroll, the Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House TV anime has been airing monthly with English subtitles, but in Japan, the adaptation of Aiko Koyama's award-winning manga series begins on Japanese TV on October 2. Ahead of the NHK-E airing, a new trailer was released today previewing the TV broadcast's new opening song.
A longer version of the trailer is available on the NHK website.
Ayano Tsuji, who is most well known for the end credits song for Studio Ghibli's The Cat Returns, sings the opening theme song "Ashita Kitto."
TV broadcast visual:
Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House has released seven episodes so far, with another one set to be released on September 23. Crunchyroll describes the traditionally based anime series as such:
Kiyo and Sumire came to Kyoto from Aomori Prefecture, dreaming of becoming maiko. But after an unexpected turn of events, Kiyo starts working as the live-in cook at the Maiko House. Their story unfolds in Kagai, the Geiko and maiko district in Kyoto, alongside their housemate maikos. Kiyo nourishes them daily with her homecooked meals, and Sumire strives toward her promising future as the once-in-a-century maiko.
Source: NHK Anime World on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.