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Peek into “A Centaur’s Life,” visuals and staff

NEWS – An anime adaptation has been announced for manga series, “A Centaur‘s Life“, written by Kei Murayama. The official website released key visuals, character designs for the three main characters and the staff on Monday. The anime will air on Japanese television studio Tokyo MX from July to September with twelve episodes.


Enter main protagonist, Himeno Kimihara – a centaur girl with a gentle personality. She is at the age where she is conscious of her body growth.


Enter second main protagonist, Nozomi Gokuraku – a dragon girl. She is Himeno’s friend with a rough personality and lives in a karate dojo.


Kyouko Nakaraku, a horned girl. She is Himeno’s friend and has a cool and composed personality.


Fumitoshi Oizaki (Etotama) will be the anime’s general director while Naoyuki Konno (togainu no chi – Bloody Curs) will be directing the anime at Emon Animation Company. Sakae Shibuya (Guilty Crown) is the general animation director and character designer. Touko Machida (Wake up, Girls!) is in charge of series composition.

Seven Seas Entertainment has licensed the manga series and this is their synopsis:

Being a teenager is never easy…especially for a centaur! Himeno is a sweet, shy girl, who like many teens her age, struggles with the trials and tribulations of attending high school. The difference is she’s a centaur; but she’s not alone. In fact, all of her classmates are supernatural creatures, sporting either horns, wings, tails, halos, or some other unearthly body appendage. Yet despite their fantastical natures, Himeno and her best friends—the dragon-winged Nozomi, and Kyoko with her spiraled horns—are down-to-earth, fun- loving teenagers who grapple with issues of life and love in a mostly normal daily school setting.

As for this writer’s opinion, here’s to more animal girls!

[via ANN]

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KyoAni works on “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid” anime project

NEWS – Two weeks ago, Kyoto Animation uploaded a video teaser for their upcoming anime project, “Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid.” The series is expected to air on January 11, 2017.

The series will be adapted from Kyoushinsha Cool’s “Miss Kobayashi’s Maid Dragon.” The North American publisher, Seven Seas Entertainment, describes the story as:

Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent and amorous dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end!

 The following is the staff for the anime project, “Miss Kobayashi’s Maid Dragon”:

Original: Kyoushinsha Cool (Futabasha “Monthly Action” in the series)
Director: Yasuhiro Takemoto (Haruhi Suzumiya, Amagi Brilliant Park)
Series configuration: Yuka Yamada (Samurai Warriors)
Character Design: Miku Kadowaki (Amagi Brilliant Park, Beyond the Boundary)
Art Director: Mikiko Watanabe
Color design: Yuka Yoneda
Small setting: Shuchiku Uniformitarian
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Music: Masumi Ito
Music Production: Lantis
Opening theme song: fhana
Ending Theme: female leads as Choro-gonzu

via crunchyroll