The first promotional video has released for the anime adaptation of Sou Hamayumiba’s manga Hanayamata. The video previews all the characters that will appear in the series, as well as giving us a taste of the anime’s Opening theme: Hanaha Odori Reya Iroha ni Ho by Team Hanayamata (the main cast members). The series will be animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Wolf Children) and will be directed by Atsuko Ishizuka (No Game, No Life, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo).
The anime will star Reina Ueda (Katra Paige in Inazuma Eleven Go: Galaxy) as Naru Sekiya, Minami Tanaka (Minami Katayama from Wake Up, Girls!) as Hannah N. Fontanstand, Kaya Okuno (Kaya Kikuma in Wake Up, Girls!) as Yaya Sasame, and Yuka Ootsubo (Kyoko Toshino from YuruYuri) as Tami Nishigomon.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Normal appearance, normal intelligence, normal in arts and sports… just normal. This is the entirely normal 14-year-old, Naru Sekiya. While she admires “Heroines” she continues to live a normal life until one moonlit night she meets a fairy. This foreign girl then guides her into the extraordinary world of the yosakoi dance.
Hanayamata will air from July 8 during the Summer 2014 anime season.
A new visual has released that features the voice actresses in the same post as their respective characters in the second visual.