The official website for the anime adaptation of Forbidden Shibukawa’s “Snack Basue” manga made a significant announcement on Wednesday, unveiling key details about the upcoming television series. Alongside the exciting revelation, a fresh visual, cast members, staff, and a series of preview events slated for December were also introduced.
Overseeing the project’s direction is Minoru Ashina, known for his work on “Isekai Quartet,” “Kaiju Girls,” and “Nights with a Cat.” Notably, Ashina is not only directing but also helming the scriptwriting and supervision aspects, in addition to serving as the animation director. Tomiyama takes on the pivotal role of character designer and chief animation director, ensuring the series’ visual appeal.
The cast includes:
- Yōhei Azakami as Yamada
- Jun Fukushima as Kazama
- Kimiko Saitō as Basue
- Ryōta Iwasaki as Morita
- Rie Takahashi as Akemi
- Fukushi Ochiai as Tatsu-nii
The role of compositing director of photography falls to Jun’ichi Ōkubo. Fumiyuki Go contributes as the sound director, while Yuji Furuya is credited for sound effects, and Bit Groove Promotion is recognized for sound production. Shōta Kowashi is the creative force behind the music, and Pony Canyon is the credited music production company.
Fans can anticipate a special treat as the cast is set to appear at two exclusive preview screenings of the first two episodes on December 10, to be held at Tokyo’s Cine Libre Ikebukuro theater. Furthermore, a thrilling “Christmas Showdown pre-broadcast event” on December 24 at Tokyo’s Asagaya Loft A venue is in the pipeline.
The heartwarming yet comically eccentric tale of “Snack Basue” unfolds in a cozy bar situated in Sapporo’s North 24th neighborhood, just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Susukino business district. Within these walls, the bar’s owner, his junior counterpart, a motley crew of peculiar regular patrons, and the occasional walk-in customer come together to recount the extraordinary stories of their lives.
Originally debuting in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine back in 2017, the manga has steadily gained popularity. Shueisha recently released the 13th compiled volume of the series on June 19, further cementing its status as a fan-favorite.