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“Egao no Daika” Anime Gets New Key Visual & Mecha Visuals

Mecha fans have something new to smile about today!

Earlier today, the official Egao no Daika (Prince of Smiles) anime website updated with a key visual, as well as visuals for the show’s main mecha.

We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The image features the main characters, standing before the Guard and Krähe I mecha.

Egao no Daika Visual

Mecha Visuals

Egao no Daika will hit Japanese TV in January 2019. WOWOW, Tokyo MX, and Yomiuri Television will all carry the show.

Prince of Smiles VisualToshimasa Suzuki (Dance in the Vampire Bund, Rinne no Lagrange: Kamogawa Days) will direct the project at Tatsunoko Production, with Naoto Nakamura (High School Fleet) providing character designs. Shinichi Inotsume (Gangsta., Hayate the Combat Butler!) is in charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Music: Tsubasa Ito
  • Original Character Design: NOB-C
  • Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
  • Original Story Concept: Hikaru Yuasa
  • Original Story Concept: NOB-C

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Stella Shining: Saori Hayami
  • Yūki Soleil: Yumiri Hanamori
  • Joshua Ingram: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • Layla Etoile: Rina Satou
  • Harold Miller: Nobutoshi Canna
  • Izana Langford: Ryotaro Okiayu
  • Yuni Vanquish: Makoto Koichi
  • Lune Vanquish: Junya Enoki

The series is being produced to celebrate Tatsunoko’s 55th anniversary.

Source: Comic Natalie

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