Well, here’s something that I’ve only recently discovered: an upcoming anime series called Hakumei and Mikochi: Tiny little life in the woods. The official website recently revealed the artists of the opening and theme songs.
This post will include that piece of news, as well as a look at a PV for the series and the cast and staff.This show will be an adaptation of Takuto Kashiki’s Hakumei and Mikochi: Tiny little life in the woods manga. It quite simply follows the characters of Hakumei and Mikochi, two 9cm tall dwarf girls who live deep in a forest. Their home is in the hollow of a tree, they use leaves as umbrellas and they ride on the backs of insects and birds.
Here’s the PV, which was revealed back in October:
Here’s the cast:
In addition to those listed above, Masaya Matsukaze will play Iwashi.
The director of the series is Masaomi Andō (SCHOOL-LIVE!, Scum’s Wish, Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) at studio Lerche. Series composition is being handled by Reiko Yoshida (Violet Evergarden, Tamako Market, Non Non Biyori), and Tomoko Iwasa (Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl, Junod) is both the character designer and prop designer. Iwasa is also the chief animation director alongside Mayuka Itou (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle). KUSANAGI is handling the background art. Music is being composed by Evan Call (Violet Evergarden, Chronos Ruler, Big Order) at Lantis. The animation producer is Yūji Higa.
Other staff members:
- Art Director: Daiki Kuribayashi
- Art Supervision: Nobuhito Sue
- Art Setting: Nobuhito Sue, Eiko Tsunadō
- Colour Design: Yumi Nagi
- Director of Photography: Sena Nakagawa
- Editing: Yukie Oikawa (Morita Editing Room)
- Sound Director: Satoki Iida
The as-yet untitled opening theme song will be performed by Chima – and if that name is familiar, then you may have enjoyed FLIP FLAPPERS‘ ending theme: ‘FLIP FLAP FLIP FLAP’ performed by TO-MAS feat. Chima.
The ending theme will be performed by Shino Shimoji and Aoi Yūki. Again, the ending theme doesn’t have a title as of yet.
Hakumei and Mikochi: Tiny little life in the forest will premiere in January 2018.
With Hakumei and Mikochi: Tiny little life in the forest being part of the winter 2018 line-up, there’s a handful of shows I am considering covering on here. I haven’t decided on what exactly yet, but anything I’ve shared news about before is a strong contender.
I have taken a look at what is airing next season, and there are sixteen different shows that I have at least a passing interest in.