"Utakoi: The Freely Interpreted Ogura 100 Poems" Anime Announced for Summer
Bakuman's Kenichi Kasai directs, TYO animates
Some of the staff, as well as a promotional video, has been revealed for an upcoming summer anime project from production company TYO animations. Kenichi Kasai (Bakuman, Major, Nodame Cantabile) directs Utakoi: The Freely Interpreted Ogura 100 Poems (Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Utakoi), based on the manga by Kei Sugita.
The story is inspired by a famous collection of 100 classical Japanese poems by 100 poets.
Other staff members include Tomoko Konparu (Uta no Prince-sama, Kimi ni Todoke) on series composition, and Aki Tsunaki (My Sexual Harrassment, Mask of Zeguy) on character design. The announcement comes with the following promotional clip from the official site.