Sadly, I don’t think there will be any Kiryu cameos in this one.
Earlier today, the official Hinamatsuri anime website updated with four new cast members. The series will add the following:
- Utako: Yōko Hikasa
- Mao: Ari Ozawa
- Kashira (“Boss”): Tsuyoshi Koyama
- Sabu: Kengo Kawanishi
Visuals for the new characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below:
Hinamatsuri will hit Japanese TV in April 2018.
The series is based on Masao Ohtake’s manga of the same name. Kei Oikawa (Outbreak Company, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!) was tapped to direct the series at studio feel., with Kanetoshi Kamimoto (Dagashi Kashi, So I Can’t Play H) providing character designs. Keiichirō Ōchi (La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky) is in charge of series composition for the project.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Yasuhiro Misawa
- Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
- Chief Animation Director: Kanetoshi Kamimoto
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
- Director of Photography: Yuuta Nakamura
- Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki
- Assistant Director: Katsura Matsubara
- Color design: You Iwaida
- Editing: Daisuke Hiraki
- Key Animation: Kuniaki Masuda
- Key Animation: Ryō Araki
- Key Animation: Tetsuya Takeuchi
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Hina: Takako Tanaka
- Yoshifumi Nitta: Yoshiki Nakajima
- Anzu: Rie Murakawa
- Hitomi Mishima: Kaede Hondo
The Hinamatsuri manga launched in Enterbrain’s Fellows! magazine in 2009. After Fellows! ended publication, the title moved to successor publication Harta. To date, twelve collected volumes have been published, with the thirteenth book set to hit bookstores on Friday.
Manga resource Baka-Updates describes Hinamatsuri as:
One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn’t use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina’s strange life together is just beginning…
Source: MoCa News