The film will retain the entire staff and cast from the televised anime series;
- Kyoto Animation will be producing the anime
- Naoko Yamada will be the director once again
- Reiko Yoshida is the returning script writer
- Yukiko Horiguchi will once again design the characters
- Aya Suzaki continues to voice Tamako Kitashirakawa
- Atsushi Tamaru as Mochizou Ooji, the possible love interest
- Yuki Kaneko playing as Midori Tokiwa
- Juri Nagatsuma plays Kanna Makino
- Yurie Yamashita voicing Shiori Asagiri
- The film will be distributed by Shochiku
Tamako Market is an original anime series created by Kyoto Animation. The series itself started airing in January this year for a total of 12 episodes. The majority of the anime’s production worked on K-ON! and its subsequent sequels. The series also received a light novel adaptation in April by Mutsuki Ichinose.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
Tamako knows just about everything there is to know about mochi, the traditional Japanese dessert treats. When she’s not attending her first year of high school, she even invents new flavors and varieties for Tama-ya, her family’s mochi shop. School and growing up, on the other hand, are some things that she’s still trying to find the right recipe for. But with the help of her best friends Kanna and Midori, two girls whose parents run businesses in the same shopping district, Tamako’s determined to make the best of things. It’s complicated though, especially when it comes to emotions and her relationship with her best boy friend Mochizou, whose family runs a rival mochi shop. And lately, Midori’s been feeling a little odd about her feelings towards Tamako as well. And what’s up with that strange bird fluttering around, the one that speaks fluent Japanese? It’s all very mysterious and overwhelming, but at least Tamako always has one thing she can count on: No matter if your day’s been good or bad, there’s certain to be something sugary and delicious waiting at the end of every adventure whenever you take a walk through Tamako Market!
The official website of Tamako Market will be updated in 24 hours to reflect the movie announcement. The film will be out across Japan on April 26th 2014.
Source Image – Tamako Market Official Twitter
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