This pint-sized proprietor is preparing to open his doors in the TV realm.

Earlier today, an official website opened to announce that Hiroko Reijō and illustrator Asami’s Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! (The Young Innkeeper is a Grade School Student!) will receive an anime TV series. The first key visual and trailer, as well as the major cast, crew, and broadcast information were revealed.

We break the details down below.


The 90-second offers a look at the show in action, against a string-heavy instrumental piece. At the 57-second mark, lead actor Seiran Kobayashi serves as narrator, as she introduces the basic plot elements.

Key Visual

The visual features lead characters Okko, Uri-bō, Matsuki Akino, Suzuki, and an unnamed blonde girl against a yellow background.


The series will star the following:

  • Oriko “Okko” Seki: Seiran Kobayashi
  • Makoto “Uri-bō” Tachiuri: Satsumi Matsuda
  • Matsuki Akino: Nana Mizuki
  • Mineko Seki : Yōko Asagami
  • Etsuko Tajima: Teiyu Ichiryusai
  • Kōnosuke “Kō-san” Minoda: Masaki Terasoma
  • Suzuki: Etsuko Kozakura

Visuals for the characters were also unveiled, which you can check out below.


Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Chi’s Sweet Home, Ace of Diamond) and Azuma Tani (Haiyoru! Nyaruani, Thermae Romae) were tapped to direct the project at studios Madhouse and DLE. Akiko Asaki is providing character designs for the project, while Michiko Yokote (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Squid Girl) takes charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Music: Takeshi Hama
  • Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (Techno Sound)


Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! will air on TV Tokyo on April 7, at 7:14AM. Five other affiliate networks will also carry the series.

Hiroko Reijō and illustrator Asami’s Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei! books first hit retailers in 2003, under Kodansha’s “Aoi Tori Bunko” imprint. The series ran through 2013, spanning twenty volumes, plus seven spinoff books and a short story collection.

Reijō launched a manga adaptation, which features illustrations by Eiko Ōuchi, in Nakayoshi magazine in 2006. To date, seven compiled volumes have been published, with the most recent hitting stores on February 2012.

Source: Animate Times