A wealth of new information (including a new key visual, a new trailer, new cast additions, and more) has been revealed for Fox Spirit Matchmaker (known in Japan as Enmusubi no Youko-chan), an upcoming TV anime based on the Chinese web comic by Xiao Xin about a world where mortal humans and immortal Fox Spirits fall in love.
The new cast members announced for Fox Spirit Matchmaker include:
Asami Imai as Reki Setsuno. In her previous life she was called the “General of Ice”. In this era, she is a young lady coming from a good family and she’s working as a kindergarten teacher.
And Shinnosuke Tachibana as Han Uhni. A powerful Fox Spirit, he is the West Area Prince. Han puts his full trust in Reki Setsuyo.
Additionally, the ending theme for Fox Spirit Matchmaker, entitled "Zutto" ("Always"), is performed by Japanese rock band Berry Goodman. "Zutto" features lyrics and composition by Berry Goodman and arrangement by HiDEX, and it is published by Universal Music.
The original Fox Spirit Matchmaker web comic is serialized by the Tencent website, which describes the story for the series as follows:
In a world where Spirits and Humans coexist and can fall in love with each other, the Spirits’s life expectancy being far superior to the Human’s one can only see their loved one dying before them.
Even when that human is reborn, the previous memories of his past life is erased from his memory. However, it is said among Spirits that a certain “service” is spreading. This “service” is provided by the “Fox Spirit Matchmakers” who can revive the lost memories of their former lover.
When the Spirits lose their lover, they can purchase the “service” of the “Fox Spirit Matchmakers” so that they could attempt to regain their former lover memories and start over a new love story.
This story follows a young Fox Spirit Matchmaker who tries her best to restore lost memories and spread love.
The Fox Spirit Matchmaker TV anime is directed by Wang Xin and Dong Yi and features animation by HAOLINERS Emon. The series will run for 24 episodes encompassing 3 story arcs. The first story arc, known as the "Sunayuki Chapter", kicks off on Tokyo MX on July 01, 2017.
Official Fox Spirit Matchmaker TV anime home page (Japanese)
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