Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
“Tamayura,” a four-episode animated series made exclusively for video release, will be remade as a TV series, its creators said at a Tokyo news conference Jan. 22.
Set in the city of Takehara in Hiroshima Prefecture, which faces the Seto Inland Sea, the story follows Fu Sawatari, a first-year senior high school girl who loves taking pictures. The story follows the modest lives of Fu and her friends in the city as Fu photographs ordinary scenes of happiness.
“Tamayura” was directed by Junichi Sato. It attracted early attention for being the hit-making anime creator’s first return to writing in seven years since “Kaleido Star” was released.
The “Tamayura” home-video anime series was released in November and December last year. Its creative staff included members of the staff of the “Aria” anime franchise.
For the TV version, director Sato will provide story ideas and supervise story composition.
Reiko Yoshida will be scriptwriter, and Haruko Iizuka joins the team as character designer. Masayuki Onji will work as animation supervisor. The series will be produced by Hal Film Maker.
The show also boasts an exciting lineup of musicians and voice actors.
Maaya Sakamoto will sing the opening theme, while the ending song will be performed by Megumi Nakajima.
The voice cast includes Ayana Taketatsu, Kana Asumi, Yuka Iguchi and Yuko Gibu.
The anime is available on two Blu-ray and DVD volumes, containing two episodes each. The TV series adaptation is expected to expand the storyline.
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