The official website for the upcoming original short anime “Deji” Meets Girl revealed a new promotional video, additional cast, and staff. The video previews the theme song “Otogibanashi no Yо̄ na Kiseki” (“Fairy Tale-like Miracle”) by Aoi Kubo. The anime is set to premiere on October 1.
Additionally, the anime’s original character designer and series script supervisor Akane Malbeni will adapt the story as a manga with scenes not present in the anime.
The newly announced cast members include Kenta Miyake as Kaisei Higa and Ikuko Tani as Teruko Higa. Other cast members include Tatsuyuki Kobayashi as Ichirō Suzuki and Kiyono Yasuno as Maise Higa.
Yūko Gibu (Umi Monogatari) serves as the dialect coach. Other staff members include Ushio Tazawa (The Place Promised in Our Early Days character designer) as director and character designer, artist Akane Malbeni as original character designer and series composer, Miu Miyamoto (Pompo: The Cinéphile co-art director) as art director, Kunio Tsujita (Tokyo Revengers) as color designer, Mitsuyoshi Yamamoto (Tokyo Revengers) as photography director, and Hiroshi Nakamura (Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga co-music composer) as music composer. Naminoue Seinendan is the original creator, while LIDEN FILMS is the animation production company.
The anime follows Maise Higa, a first-year high school girl who works part-time at her family’s hotel in Okinawa. One day, Ichirō, a mysterious teenager from Tokyo, arrives at the hotel, with his arrival heralding the start of strange occurrences at the hotel.