Sasami-san@Ganbaranai anime announced

SHAFT’s Next Anime Is [email protected]

SHAFT’s next big and bold anime is [email protected], which will be airing next season. The anime is based on the light novel series by Akira, and will be directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, who also directed Madoka Magica and Bakemonogatari. The anime has a slated premiere on January 10th 2013 in Japan.

The second promotional video has launched for the anime, showing off the voicing cast and some more visuals of the anime. Like many SHAFT anime, it has a unique and different style to what we are currently use to, but that is also a double edged sword.

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai anime announced

The confirmed cast so far:

Director: Shinbo Akiyuki
Assistant Director: Tatsuwa Naoyuki (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
Series Composition / Script: Takayama Katsuhiko (ef, Soremachi)
Character Designer / Chief Animation Director: Harada Hiroki (Romeo x Juliet, Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL)
Art Director: Naitou Ken (Madoka Magica, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia)
Art Setting: Oohara Tsukasa (Tasogare Otome x Amnesia)
Colour Design: Hibino Jin (ef, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Nisemonogatari)
Sound Director: Tsuruoka Youta

Voice Cast
Kana Asumi as Sasami Tsukuyomi, the hikikomori
Hochu Otsuka as Kamiomi Tsukuyomi, Sasami’s brother
Chiwa Saito  as Tsurugi Yagami, the Yagamis’ big sister who looks like a child but is as tall as an adult
Kana Hanazawa  as Kagami Yagami, the middle sister and Sasami’s always sleepy-looking classmate
Ai Nonaka as Tama Yagami, the little sister who is as tall as a child, but looks like an (well-endowed) adult

(Note:  the second official PV has been made private)