The anime adaptation of the four panel manga Jokamachi no Dandelion, aka Castle Town Dandelion, has found another home outside of Japan as Anime Limited has announced their UK acquisition of the series. The company will be bringing it out in 2016 on home video with decisions to be made later about it. In the short term, they’ve partnered with Viewster to stream the series in the UK and Ireland with the premiere date and times to be determined.
“There aren’t many anime where princesses with superpowers every move are being watched by citizens who will ultimately decide which one will be a monarch, so this was definitely a title that caught my eye” says Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited. “Another element of the show (from a behind-the-scenes perspective) that should get people excited is the fact that Noriaki Akitaya (director of the Bakuman series) is at the helm.”
The new series debuted on July 2nd, 2015 on TBS and CBC and then rolling out from there to other locations. The show will be directed by Noriaki Akitaya with animation production being handled by Production IMS. Reiko Yoshida is hanlding the series composition and Shinpei Kobayashi is on board as both the character designer and the chief animation director.
The main cast now includes Kana Hanazawa as Akane Sakurada, Ai Kayano as Aoi Sakurada, Ryohei Kimura as Shū Sakurada, Kaori Ishihara as Kanade Sakurada, Ayumu Murase as Haruka Sakurada, Eriko Matsui as Misaki Sakurada, Yui Ogura as Hikari Sakurada, Aina Suzuki as Shiori Sakurada, Shiori Katsuta as Teru Sakurada, Yuka Aisaka as Hana Sato, Saori Hayami as Karen Ayugase, M.A.O. as An Shirogane and Sachika Kisawa as Sachiko Yonezawa.
The original work, which began in 2012, has two volumes to its name so far. The show marks another Manga Time Kirara property making the leap these days. Originally creator Ayumu Kasuga recently served as the original character designer for Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu. They’ve got a few manga properties to their name as well beyond this series.
Plot concept: The everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. The story focuses on Akane, the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.