Planet’s (プラネット) pottery manga “Yakunara Mug Cup Mo” /”Let’s Make a Mug Too” (やくならマグカップも) is confirmed to inspire a TV anime series. A key visual, main cast and staff has been revealed.
The series centers on four high-school girls who are attracted to Mino Ware, a traditional Japanese pottery that was produced in Mino Province around the towns of Toki and Minokamo in Gifu Prefecture. The manga was launched in 2012 by mangaka Planet on Free Comic to promote this traditional art.
Jun Kamiya (神谷純), director of “Kingdom,” is directing the series at Nippon Animation. Naruhisa Arakawa (荒川稔久), series composition of “Twin Star Exorcists” and “Kingdom,” is writing and supervising the series scripts. Ayano Yoshioka (吉岡彩乃) is designing the characters and also serving as the chief animation director.
The city of Tajimi, located in the southern part of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, is famous for Mino earthenware. The city is dotted with historical pottery producers and ceramic art museums. It has facilities where you can try your hand at making pottery, and many restaurants that serve food on Mino Ware dishes.
The story begins when a high school girl moves to a shopping street in Tajimi. Many encounters await her, friends, town folk, ceramic art, etc. What will she discover in a town famous for ceramic?
▍Characters and Cast
■ Himeno Toyokawa (豊川姫乃) – CV: Minami Tanaka (田中美海)
■ Mika Kukuri (久々梨三華) – CV: Yū Serizawa (芹澤優)
■ Naoko Naruse (成瀬直子) – CV: Yūki Wakai (若井友希)
■ Toko Aoki (青木十子) – CV: Rina Honnizumi (本泉莉奈)
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Planet, Nippon Animation
Director: Jun Kamiya (神谷純)
Series Composition, Script: Naruhisa Arakawa (荒川稔久)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Ayano Yoshioka (吉岡彩乃)
Animation: Nippon Animation
Sponsor: Gifu Prefecture Tajimi City and Tajimi Tourism Association