A new visual was also revealed in the February issue of Megami Magazine, which features the two main characters of the anime: Nya-tan and Uma-tan.
The main cast of the Etotama anime:
- Rie Murakawa (Hotaru Ichijou in Non Non Biyori) will voice the main character Nya-tan, the cat zodiac
- Eriko Matsui (Benio Yonomori in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei) voices Mo-tan, the cow zodiac
- Ari Ozawa (Chiyo Sakura in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) will voice the role of Uma-tan, the horse zodiac
- Yumiri Hanamori (First major role) will play Uri-tan, the boar zodiac
- Hiro Shimono (Keima Katsuragi in The World God Only Knows) as Takeru Tendo, an Akihabara high school student
The anime’s staff were earlier revealed and includes:
- Concept & Setting Creators: Takashi Hoshi (Schäferhund) and Tooru Zekuu (Trinity x Venus)
- Director: Fumitoshi Oizaki (Acchi Kocchi, Romeo x Juliet)
- Series Composition: Deko Akao (Noragami, Arakawa Under the Bridge)
- Adult Character Designer: Akio Watanabe (The World God Only Knows, Bakemonogatari)
- Pretty Mode Character Designer: QP:flapper (Sora no Method, Lucky Chance!)
- Anime Pretty Mode Character Designer: Asami Takahashi (Doujins, First major role)
- Chief Animation Director and Anime Adult Character Designer: Satoshi Koike (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Sword of the Stranger Key Animator)
- Cgi Director: Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei Ryugazaki in Free!)
- Animation Studio: Shirogumi Inc. (Moyashimon, Antique Bakery)
The opening theme song is titled “Retry☆Rendezvous (リトライ☆ランデヴー)” by Nya~tan (Rie Murakawa) while the ending theme song is titled “blue moment” by Seollal BOB (Nya~tan and the 12 zodiac members).
Two brand new promotional videos have been streamed for Etotama, both showcasing the 3D CGI of the anime. The first video is the third promotional video of the anime that introduces the main characters of the anime and the transformation sequence between their adult form and their pretty form.
The next video is entirely 3D CGI that also introduces the main characters and also the fighting scenes in the series.
Etotama is a new original anime series produced by Japanese animation studio Shirogumi Inc. and Japanese media producer Tablier Communications. A manga based on the series by Takashi Hoshi and Tooru Zekuu, and illustrated by Hiroma Hino (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai dj – Anti-Reaju Pandemic) was launched in January this year in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Daioh magazine. The first compiled volume of the manga will be releasing on November 26th.
Here is a synopsis of the series from Haruhichan:
Nya-tan, the cat of Chinese astrology wants to become a member of the Chinese zodiac. Nya-tan is simple and suffers from memory loss, and she tries various foolish ways to become a member. She meets Takeru Tendo, a high school student who lives alone in Akihabara, and becomes a freeloader at his house. Little by little, she gets closer to her goal.
The Etotama anime will be airing from April next year during the Spring 2015 anime season. It will contain both 2D and 3D segments. More information about the anime will release soon.
Source: Etotama official website