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1st Collaboration Short: Cast, Staff, Title Revealed by Science Saru, MBS

On Friday, acclaimed anime production companyScience SARU and beloved TV network MBS rolled out the details regarding the key persons involved in their premier joint project, a short christened “Ookuninushi to Sukunabikona.” This 90-second animation short draws inspiration from the legendary tales of Japanese mythical figures Ookuninushi, ruler of the underworld, and Sukunabikona, known as the deity of hot springs and other mentions.

Image courtesy of Science Saru’s Twitter account

The highlighted voice cast comprises of Chiaki Kobayashi voicing Ookuninushi, Shiori Izawa as Sukunabikona, while the role of the narrator is brought to life by Rina Satou.

The short film’s directorial hat is worn by Akitoshi Yokoyama, known for his work on Cutie Honey Universe and Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut. Shōta Kanbayashi is the character designer, building upon the original designs made by Hisashi Mori (Digimon: Our War Game). Shōgo Yoshii holds responsibilities for composing, directing, and performing the soundtrack. The music production is handled by Atsushi Sayazawa (GRANDFUNK Inc.).

Airing of the anime project is set to begin on Friday, March 1, during the “Super Animeism Oshiri” time slot, around 1:50 a.m. JST, making it effectively March 2.

As part of the series, four different shorts will be presented, showcasing the creative vision of four different directors: Yokoyama, Eri Kinoshita (animation director for Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Flash animator for Ride Your Wave), Eunyoung Choi (director for Star Wars: Visions short “Akakiri,” producer for Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!), coupled with Asami Murakoshi (animation director on The Heike Story, key animator for Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!).

Story via: Science SARU‘s Twitter account and Comic Natalie

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