We’ve met Himeno and her friends. Now, it’s time to make way for tiny cousin Shino!

Yesterday, the official A Centaur’s Life (Centaur no Nayami, lit. Centaur’s Worries) anime website updated with a new cast announcement.

The site revealed that Akane Kiryu will play Shino, Himeno’s kindergarten-bound cousin. A visual of the character was posted, which you can check out below:

The A Centaur’s Life anime is slated for a July 2017 première. The series will air on Tokyo MX, along with other unspecified networks.  The series is based on Kei Murayama’s manga series of the same name. 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:

  • Series Director: Fumitoshi Oizaki
  • Series Composition: Touko Machida
  • Chief Animation Director: Sakae Shibuya
  • Animation Cooperation: Encourage Films
  • Production: Kanata City Idea Board of Education

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Himeno Kimihara: Seria Fukagawa
  • Nozomi Gokuraku: Yuki Kuwahara
  • Kyouko Naraku: Haruka Shiraishi
  • Manami Mitama: Yuna Kamakura
  • Quetzalcoatl Sassassul: Yu Ayase
  • Shino: Akane Kiryu

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.

Several character visuals were previously released to promote the show, which you can check out below:

Source: Comic Natalie