The official website for the Let’s Make a Mug Too anime began streaming the official promotional video today. The website also revealed a new key visual for the anime.
The promotional video reveals some additions to the cast and the official premiere date, which is April 2, 2021. There will also be a live-action part of the anime that will feature the anime’s cast highlighting famous locations and shops in Tajimi, and participate in challenges.
The Let’s Make a Mug Too, anime is an adaptation of a promotional manga for the city of Tajimi. The manga’s English website describes it as such:
The city of Tajimi, located in the southern part of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, is famous for Mino earthenware. The city is dotted with historical pottery producers and ceramic art museums. It has facilities where you can try your hand at making pottery and many restaurants that serve food on Minoware dishes.
The story begins when a high school girl moves to a shopping street in Tajimi. Many encounters await her, friends, town folk, ceramic art, etc. What will she discover in a town famous for ceramics?
The Let’s Make A Mug Too manga launched in 2012, and updates four times a year. The manga also has a four-panel spinoff manga titled Naoko no Kobachi.
Then on January 28, 2021, a separate manga adaptation for Let’s Make A Mug Too was released on the Manga Cross website. Osamu Kashiwara, the original creator of Let’s Make A Mug Too, is writing the story for the new manga.
The previously announced cast members include Minami Tanaka as Himeno Toyokawa, a pottery novice, Yū Serizawa as Mika Kukuri, Himeno’s classmate, Yūki Wakai as Naoko Naruse an anime and game fan who spends all her time at the club for some reason, and Rina Honnizumi as Toko Aoki, the club president who has enjoyed pottery since she was little.
Jun Kamiya is directing the anime at Nippon Animation. Naruhisa Arakawa, who worked on Twin Star Exorcists, is writing and supervising the series scripts. Ayano Yoshioka is designing the characters and also serving as the chief animation director. Tajimi and its tourism association are both collaborating on the anime.
The main characters’ voice actresses – Minami Tanaka, Yū Serizawa, Yūki Wakai, and Rina Honnizumi – will perform the anime’s opening theme song “Tobira o Aketara.” The five-member all-female idol group Maneki-kecak will perform the live-action part’s theme song “Mawaru Sekai ni.”
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