The anime gods have clearly learned to never upset a dragon, if they’ve tasked KyoAni with this project!
Earlier today, the official Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid anime website opened its doors. The site revealed the first cast and crew, while confirming that Kyoto Animation (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Free!) will produce the series.
The site also updated with a visual, which you can check out below:
Yasuhiro Takemoto (Lucky Star, Amagi Brilliant Park) will direct the series, which will feature character designs by Miku Kadowaki (Beyond the Boundary, Amagi Brilliant Park). Yuka Yamada (Yuka Yamada, Umi Monogatari) is in charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe
- Color Design: Yuka Yoneda
- Small Setting: Shuchiku Uniformitarian
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
- Music: Masumi Ito
- Music Production: Lantis
- Opening Theme Song: fhana
- Ending Theme: Female Leads as Choro-gonzu
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Kobayashi: Mutsumi Tamura
- Tohru: Yūki Kuwahara
- Kanna: Maria Naganawa
- Eruma: Yūki Takada
- Rukoa: Minami Takahashi
The show will hit Tokyo MX, ABC, and other Japanese TV networks in January 2017.
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is based on Coolkyoushinja’s (I Can’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying) manga of the same name. The series began publication in Futabasha’ Monthly Action magazine in May 2013. To date, four collected volumes have been published, with the most recent hitting stores in May.
Seven Seas currently distributes the Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid in North America. They describe the title as:
Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end!
In addition to the website visual, Monthly Action magazine updated with a character design sheet for Tohru, which you can check out below: