Earlier today, the official Nekopara anime website updated with a new key visual and trailer, as well as details on the show’s theme songs.
We break the details down below.
The two-minute trailer introduces the employees of the Patisserie la Soleil, with character dialogue providing a brief introduction. Theme song Shiny Happy Days kicks in as a background track at the 30-second mark.
The image features the main cast members posing against a paw-print patterned background.
Yuki Yagi, Iori Saeki, Shiori Izawa, Miku Itō, Yuri Noguchi, and Marin Mizutani will perform opening theme song Shiny Happy Days. Yuki Yagi and Iori Saeki will perform closing theme Yōdamari no Kaori.
Nekopara will hit Japanese TV on January 9. The full premiere schedule is as follows (All times JST):
- AT-X: 1/9/2020 at 21:00 (1/9/2020 at 9:00PM)
- Tokyo MX: 1/9/2020 at 22:00 (1/9/2020 at 10:00PM)
- BS11: 1/9/2020 at 24:30 (1/10/2020 at 12:30AM)
Nekopara is based on Neko Works’ visual novel of the same name. Yasutaka Yamamoto (Actually, I Am…, Servant × Service) is directing the project at Felix Film, with Yuichi Hirano (Nekopara OVA) providing character designs. Go Zappa (We Never Learn: BOKUBEN, Beatless) is in charge of series composition.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Vanilla: Iori Saeki
- Chocolat: Yuki Yagi
- Shigure Mizunaki: M.A.O
- Coconut: Marin Mizutani
- Maple: Miku Itō
- Kashō Mizunaki: Shinnosuke Tachibana
- Azuki: Shiori Izawa
- Cinnamon: Yuri Noguchi
Nekopara is based on Neko Works’ visual novels of the same name. Sekai Project currently distributes the visual novels in North America, which they describe as:
What’s NEKOPARA? Why, it’s a cat paradise! Kashou Minaduki, the son of a long line of Japanese confection makers moved out to open his own shop “La Soleil” as a patisserie. But upon moving out, hidden amongst his things were two of the catgirls, Chocola and Vanilla, that the family had been raising. When he tried to send them back, they begged and pleaded until he gave in and now they’ve opened La Soleil together. With two catgirls who really, REALLY love their master trying their very best and occasionally failing — a heartful comedy opens for business!