Smiles and tears are on the lineup today.

Earlier today, the official Egao no Daika (Prince of Smiles) anime website updated with a new teaser trailer. The 72-second promo previews theme song Egao no Kanata by Chiho feat. Majiko, which is set against a selection of cuts from the show.

The series will hit Japanese TV on January 4. The full premiere schedule is as follows (All times JST):

  • WOWOW: 1/4/2019 at 21:30 (1/4/2019 at 9:30PM)
  • Tokyo MX: 1/7/2019 at 22:30 (1/7/2019 at 10:30PM)
  • Yomiuri TV: 1/7/2019 at 25:59 (1/8/2019 at 1:59AM)
  • AT-X: 1/8/2019 at 24:30 (1/9/2019 at 12:30AM)
  • J:Com TV: 1/9/2019 at 22:30 (1/9/2019 at 10:30PM)

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
  • Pearce Thorn: Haruki Ishiya
  • Blake Boyer: Minoru Shiraishi
  • Gale Owens: Takashi Matsuyama
  • Huey Malthus: Toshiki Masuda
  • Lily Earhart: Yuki Nagaku

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

Source: Animate Times