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Sentai Filmworks Licenses Mitsuboshi Colors, Plans HIDIVE Simulcast


The three stars shine brightly over HIDIVE today.

Earlier today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they picked up the rights to the Mitsuboshi Colors anime. Sentai will offer the show exclusively on HIDIVE as a simulcast when it hits Japanese TV in January.

Mitsuboshi Colors will première on January 7 AT-X will carry the series first, at 22:30 (10:30PM). The full broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • AT-X: 1/7/2018 at 22:30 (1/7/2018 at 10:30PM)
  • BS11: 1/7/2018 at 25:30 (1/8/2018 at 1:30AM)
  • Tokyo MX: 1/7/2018 at 25:35 (1/8/2018 at 1:35AM)
  • Sun TV: 1/8/2018 at 23:30 (1/8/2018 at 11:30PM)
  • KBS Kyoto: 1/9/2018 at 24:00 (1/10/2018 at midnight)

The title is based on Katsuwo’s manga of the same name. Tomoyuki Kawamura (Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon, Kamigami no Asobi: Ludere deorum) will direct the project at Silver Link, with Takumi Yokota (Pupipō!) providing character designs. Shogo Yasukawa (Chivalry of a Failed Knight, Terraformars) is in charge of series composition.

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Kotoha: Natsumi Hioka
  • Yui: Yūki Takada
  • Sacchan: Marika Kōno

Sentai Filmworks describes Mitsuboshi Colors as:

This new story from Silver Link (‘Chivalry of a Failed Knight,’ ‘Tanaka-kun is Always Listless,’ and ‘Kokoro Connect’) follows the lives of three small kids on their own secret mission… to protect their city! The adventures of the “Colors” adventures include struggling to be heard, playing games, solving puzzles, and even outsmarting some adults, all before nightfall.

The Mitsuboshi Colors manga launched in the pages of Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Dengeki Daioh in 2014. To date, four compiled volumes have been released, with the most recent hitting stores today.

Source: Sentai Filmworks (Press Release)

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