Whether you’re human or otherwise, I think a universal constant is that high school life kind of sucks.
Earlier today, the official A Centaur’s Life (Centaur no Nayami / Centaur’s Worries) anime website updated several new details. A new key visual, along with the first crew details and character details, were officially unveiled.
The full breakdown is as follows:
The new visual focuses on lead characters Himeno, Kyoko, and Nozomi as they walk down a brick-lined path. A blue sky and greenery flank the characters.
Naoyuki Konno (009-1) will direct the project at Animation Company Emon, with Sakae Shibuya providing character designs. Touko Machida (Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor, Chaika – The Coffin Princess) is in charge of series composition.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Original work: Kei Murayama, serialized in Tokuma Shoten’s Monthly Comic Ryu seinen manga magazine
- Series director: Fumitoshi Oizaki
- Series composition: Touko Machida
- Chief Animation Director: Sakae Shibuya
- Animation Cooperation: Encourage Films
- Production: Kanata City Idea Board of Education
Three characters were highlighted in the update:
Himeno is a centaur, and a fairly quiet person overall. She’s going through the awkwardness of puberty, and fairly uneasy about the size of her body (and her bust).
Kyoko is Himeno’s best friend. She’s a cool-headed individual, which seems to run in the family as her brother shares similar traits.
Nozomi is another friend of Himeno’s, whose home doubles as a karate dojo. Unlike Kyoko, though, Nozomi has a bit of a rougher, scrappier personality.
The A Centaur’s Life anime is slated for a July 2017 premiere. The series will air on Tokyo MX, along with other unspecified networks.
The A Centaur’s Life manga began publication in Tokuma Shoten’s Comic Ryu in December 2010. Seven Seas currently holds the North American rights to the title. They describe it as:
Being a teenager is never easy… especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she’s a centaur; but she’s not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends-the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns-are down-to-earth, fun-loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.