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Also Known As

ヒナまつり

Synopsis

Low level yakuza Yoshifumi Nitta leads an uneventful gangster life surrounded by his beloved porcelain until one day a mysterious round object arrives in his room. The object contains an equally mysterious girl, Hina, who turns out to have strange psychic powers. Cowed by Hina’s awesome skills, Nitta has little choice but to allow her to stay, looking after the messy, demanding, superpowered middle schooler while she comes to appreciate the honorable gangster for his refusal to use her powers for his own gain.

Anime Adaptation

Hinamatsuri is adapted from the manga written and illustrated Masao Ohtake and serialized in Kadokawa’s Harta. The anime adaptation was announced in September 2017 with the first season set to last for 12 episodes broadcast from April 2018.

Voice actress Rie Murakawa who plays Anzu will perform the opening theme for the first season, “Distance,” while Yoshiki Nakajima will perform the ending theme, “Sake to Ikura to 893 to Musume,” in character as Nitta.

Characters

Hina (CV: Takako Tanaka)
Hina arrived in Nitta’s room one day inside a mysterious round object. Perhaps arriving from the future, Hina has the ability to move things around by telekinesis and can also cause things to explode at will, but mostly she just lives a regular middle school life as Nitta’s daughter. Hina generally has quite a blank expression so you can’t really tell what she’s thinking, but she seems very particular about her food and loves to eat salmon roe.

Yoshifumi Nitta (CV: Yoshiki Nakajima)
A young yakuza with the Ashikawa-gumi, Nitta has slicked back blonde hair but belongs to the business rather than fighting division and is currently the “boss” of the YN Consulting company. Despite his gangster lifestyle and bachelor habits, Nitta is domestically minded and enjoys housekeeping and cooking while his favorite hobby is collecting porcelain. Hina’s arrival means he has to give up his single guy ways and pretend to be a divorced single-dad, but Nitta is soft-hearted and often gets mixed up in other people’s problems so he doesn’t really mind.

Anzu (CV: Rie Murakawa)
Anzu was despatched by the organization with the mission of assassinating Hina. She has the same superpowers, but unlike Hina, Anzu has a very expressive face and is full of human emotions. Anzu may have come on a mission of attack, but she has a good heart though she is somewhat clumsy and things often don’t go very well for her leading her to become homeless after failing in her mission to assassinate Hina.

Hitomi Mishima (CV: Kaede Hondo)
A classmate at Hina’s middle school, Hitomi acts as her friend and defender whilst also working evenings as a barmaid at Utako’s bar. Being such a cool and capable person, Hitomi often finds herself running errands for irresponsible grownups, eventually becoming an influential member of society with important connections to businessmen, politicians, and yakuza.

Utako (CV: Yoko Hikasa)
Utako is the owner of the bar Little Song where Hitomi works. Nitta, a frequent customer at the bar, has a crush on her but it never seems to go anywhere. Utako is a genuine, caring person but not above slacking off at work.

Mao (CV: Ari Ozawa)
Mao is an acquaintance of Hina and Anzu who also has the power of telekinesis. Having landed on a desert island, she had to learn to survive all on her own and is often lonely, even sometimes talking to dolls for company.

Kashira / Kiyoshi Baba (CV: Tsuyoshi Koyama)
Boss of the Ashikawa-gumi, Kashira has a furious temper and treats his men harshly. Knowing Nitto’s particular skills, Kashira often makes use of him in his various schemes.

Sabu (CV: Kengo Kawanishi)
Sabu is Nitta’s underling and enjoys drinking and gambling. He’s not a very good yakuza and is not even rated by Nitta. Sabu often jumps to the wrong conclusion and causes trouble for the clan.

Staff

Original Creator: Masao Ohtake
Director: Kei Oikawa
Series Composition / Script: Keiichiro Ochi
Character Design / Chief Animation Director: Kanetoshi Kamimoto
Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara
Art Settings: Kaoru Aoki
Director of Photography: Yuta Nakamura
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Music: Yasuhiro Misawa
Animation Production: feel

Broadcast Info

AT-X: Fridays at 9:00 pm from April 6
Tokyo MX: Saturdays at 1:40 am from April 7
TV Aichi: Sundays at 1:50 am from April 8
KBS Kyoto: Saturdays at 1:40 am from April 7
Sun TV: Tuesdays at 12:30 am from April 9
TVQ Kyushu: Tuesdays at 2:35 am from April 9
BS11: Sundays at 3:00 am from April 8

Online Streaming:
Hikari TV
dTV Channel

Official Links

Website (Japanese)
Twitter (Japanese)

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