Saturday, 11 October 2014

Gugure! Kokkuri-san - [2014]

Sources: Anime News Network 1Anime News Network 2 , Anime News Network 3Anime News Network (data)
Plot Summary: A little girl named Kohina ends up summoning a Kokkuri-san, a lower-ranking ghost in Japanese folklore. The Kokkuri-san she calls ends up being a white-haired handsome, young man. Although he had intended to merely haunt her at first, he becomes worried about her terrible eating habit of cup ramen for every meal, so he decides to haunt her in order to protect her.
The May issue of Square Enix's Gangan Joker magazine announced the staff for the anime adaptation of Midori Endō's Gugure! Kokkuri-san supernatural comedy manga.

Yoshimasa Hiraike (Working!!, Amagami SS) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment(Yowamushi PedalBrave10). Miwa Oshima (Baka and Test - Summon the BeastsGJ Club) isdesigning the characters.
Endō launched the manga in 2011, and Square Enix shipped the sixth compiled volume in Japan in March. The anime will premiere on Sunday, October 5 at 1:05 a.m. JST.
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on that it will stream theanime adaptation of Midori Endō's Gugure! Kokkuri-san manga. The first episode will premiere on Sunday, October 5 at 3:05 p.m. EDT for premium members and one week later for free users.
The stream will be available for premium members in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America..
Crunchyroll describes the story:
Gugure! Kokkuri-san revolves around the daily life of a little girl named Ichimatsu Kohina and Kokkuri-san, a handsome low level fox ghost with long white hair who she accidently summoned. At first the fox ghost only intended to haunt her but got worried about her living all alone and devotes himself to do chores as if he was her mother. Other ghosts, including the dog ghost Inugami who is infatuated with Kohina and the old good-for-nothing supernatural raccoon Shigaraki, decide to follow her as well!
(Kohina Ichimatsu is a little girl who summons a Kokkuri-san, a lower-ranking ghost in Japanese folklore. The Kokkuri-san she calls ends up being a white-haired handsome, young man. Although he had intended to merely haunt her at first, he becomes worried about her terrible eating habit of cup ramen for every meal, so he decides to haunt her in order to protect her. To complicate matters, Kohina's doting dog spirit, Inugami, and no-good tanuki, Shigaraki, join them).
 The self-proclaimed doll Hina summoned the Kokkuri-san. Kokkuri-san, worried about Kohina, latches onto her, but is toyed with by her. The dog ghost Inugami and the transformed tanuki Shiragaki end up living there as well, and so the Kokkuri-san's troubles are tripled. A girl who sees ghosts, sometimes handsome guys, and sometimes cute animals! A not-so-everyday-life fluffy comedy! TV anime Gugure! Kokkuri-san, starting broadcasts on Sunday, October 5 at 1:05 a.m.


L’edizione di aprile 2014 del magazine Gangan Joker  aveva annunciato che il manga 4-koma (1) Gugure! Kokkuri-san di Midori Endo,  sararebbe stato adattato in una serie anime per la TV.

[manga 4-koma(1): (Yonkoma manga (4コマ漫画, "four cell manga", or 4-koma for short), a comic-strip format, generally consists of gag comic strips within four panels of equal size ordered from top to bottom. (They also sometimes run right-to-left horizontally or use a hybrid 2x2 style, depending on the layout requirements of the publication in which they appear.) Though the word yonkoma comes from the Japanese, the style also exists outside of Japan in other Asian countries as well as in the English-speaking market).]

La commedia vede come protagonista una ragazzina di nome Kohina Ichimatsu, che finisce per evocare un Kokkuri, uno spirito di basso rango. Il Kokkuri, che si rivela essere un bell'uomo dai lunghi capelli bianchi, in un primo momento pensa di spaventarla e infestarle la casa, ma poi ne rimane intenerito. In particolare lo spirito è preoccupato dall'abitudine della bambina di mangiare una ciotola di ramen ad ogni pasto, così decide di proteggerla, invece che perseguitarla.
Yoshimasa Hiraike (Working!!Amagami SS) dirige l’anime presso lo studio TMS Entertainment, con la collaborazione di Miwa Oshima (Baka and TestGJ Club) al character design.

Endo ha iniziato il suo manga nel 2011, e la casa editrice Square Enix ha pubblicato il VI volume a marzo del 2014.

DirectorYoshimasa Hiraike
Original creatorMidori Endō
Character Design: Miwa Oshima

Eric Honda (T2 Studio)
Tsunetaka Ema (T2 Studio)
Theme Song Performance:

3DCGIT2 Studio

Animation ProductionTMS Entertainment

BackgroundsTriple A

In-Between Animation:

PhotographyT2 Studio

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