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Funimation Adds Hinamatsuri to Spring 2018 SimulDub Lineup


Remember, this is the one not in Kamurocho.

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will stream Hinamatsuri as part of their Spring 2018 SimulDub lineup. The show’s premiere schedule and regions will be announced at a later date.

Hinamatsuri will hit Japanese TV on April 6. The full broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • AT-X: 4/6/2018 at 21:00 (4/6/2018 at 9:00PM)
  • KBS Kyoto: 4/6/2018 at 25:40 (4/7/2018 at 1:40AM)
  • Tokyo MX: 4/6/2018 at 25:40 (4/7/2018 at 1:40AM)
  • TV Aichi: 4/7/2018 at 25:50 (4/8/2018 at 1:50AM)
  • BS11: 4/7/2018 at 27:00 (4/8/2018 at 3:00AM)
  • Sun TV: 4/8/2018 at 24:30 (4/9/2018 at 12:30AM)
  • TVQ Kyushu: 4/8/2018 at 26:35 (4/9/2018 at 2:35AM)

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.

Rie Murakawa will perform opening theme song Distance. Yoshiki Nakajima will handle closing theme Sake to Ikura to 893 to Musume (Salted Salmon, Salmon Roe, 893, and the Girl). Both songs will receive CD singles, with Distance hitting stores on May 9, while Sake to Ikura to 893 to Musume ships to stores on May 23.

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
  • Utako: Yōko Hikasa
  • Mao: Ari Ozawa
  • Kashira (“Boss”): Tsuyoshi Koyama
  • Sabu: Kengo Kawanishi

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.

Crunchyroll is also streaming Hinamatsuri this season. They describe the show as:

Nitta Yoshifumi, a young, intellectual yakuza, lived surrounded by his beloved pots in his turf in Ashigawa. But one day, a girl, Hina, arrives in a strange object, and uses her telekinetic powers to force Nitta to allow her to live with him, putting an end to his leisurely lifestyle. Hina tends to lose control of herself, wreaking havoc both at school and in Nitta’s organization. Though troubled, he finds himself taking care of her. What will become of this strange arrangement?

Source: Twitter (Funimation)

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