Aniplex of America announced that they will work with Little Tokyo's Café Dulce to host a special Blend-S event. The café will host a number of exclusive giveaways through October 2017.
Aniplex of America Launches Teaser Site for Café Comedy BLEND-S and Announces Special Café Collaboration Event in Los Angeles
Crack Open a Cold Brew with the Girls in this Super Kawaii Working Comedy Premiering this Fall!
SANTA MONICA, CA (September 11, 2017) – Aniplex of America has launched the teaser site for the highly anticipated working comedy, BLEND-S. Based on Miyuki Nakayama’s popular manga series by the same name,BLEND-S revolves around a café where each of the employees must play a specific persona while working at the café. Produced by the acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, anohana~The Flower We Saw That Day~), BLEND-S has signed on Yosuke Okuda (High School Fleet, Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion) for Character Designer and Ryoji Masuyama (Gurren Lagann franchise, Occultic;Nine) as Director. BLEND-S is scheduled to premiere on October 7th at 10 AM PDT.
BLEND-S’ opening theme song titled “Bon Appéti~t ©S” will be sung by the 3 main cast members (Azumi Waki, Akari Kito, and Anzu Haruno), who make up the girl group “Blend×A” (pronounced Blend Ace). The show introduces a range of female anime archetypes including the classic tsundere personality, the little sister (orimouto) type, and the super bossy sadist or Do-S, as it is known in Japan.
“As I’ve completely become a fan of BLEND-S myself, I’m so happy to be voicing Maika,” says Azumi Waki, who plays the main character Maika Sakuranomiya assigned to play the Do-S role in the café. “I will do my best to portray all of Maika’s different personalities, including the everyday, adorable Maika to her super sadistic side! It’s such a wonderful and fun café, I wish I actually worked there! Please stay tuned for a peek into the Do-S life!”
To commemorate the premiere of BLEND-S, Aniplex of America is also partnering with Café Dulce in Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, CA) for a limited time collaboration event with branded exclusive giveaways in October. More details will follow on the official BLEND-S Facebook page at Facebook.com/BlendS.USA.
Maika Sakuranomiya (Super Sadist Type)
Kaho Hinata (Idol Type)
Mafuyu Hoshikawa (Big Sister Type)
Everything’s a treat – even being stomped on – in this outrageous working comedy!
At Café Stile, tsundere and imouto (or little sister type) are only a few of the characters the café waitresses must act out. Much to her surprise, new hire, Maika, is asked by the café manager to take on the role of the super sadist?! As she works hard at her new job, she unexpectedly flourishes as a super sadist and…
BLEND-S Teaser Site:
BLEND-S Official Facebook Page:
|Director: Ryoji Masuyama|
|Original Story: “Blend-S” by Miyuki Nakayama (Houbunsha ‘Manga Time Kirara Carat’)|
|Series Composition: Go Zappa|
|Character Design: Yosuke Okuda|
|Chief Animation Director: Yosuke Okuda / Takahiro Sasaki / Mio Inoguchi|
|Prop Design: Mio Inoguchi / Yosuke Aburaya|
|Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki|
|Art Director: Megumi Kato|
|Color Setting: Mayu Morita|
|Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima|
|Music: Tomoki Kikuya|
|Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki|
|Animation Production: A-1 Pictures|
Maika Sakuranomiya: Azumi Waki
Kaho Hinata: Akari Kito
Mafuyu Hoshikawa: Anzu Haruno
Miu Amano: Atsumi Tanezaki
Hideri Kanzaki: Sora Tokui
Dino: Tomoaki Maeno
Koyo Akizuki: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April,KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows include: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Occultic;Nine, WWW.WAGNARIA!!, GRANBLUE FANTASY, Eromanga Sensei, and Katsugeki TOUKEN RANBU. In June 2017, the company launched the English version of mobile game, Fate/Grand Order, which quickly exceeded one million downloads. Based on the popular Fate series, Fate/Grand Order is currently available on iOS and Android.