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AYAKA Original TV Anime Gets Supernatural on July 1

Surrounded by towering flames, protagonist Yukito Yanagi's eyes glow blue with a supernatural determination in a scene from the upcoming AYAKA TV anime.


Bonds are tested in a new preview video (below) for AYAKA, an upcoming original TV anime that will broadcast in Japan beginning on July 01, 2023. The broadcast schedule for AYAKA is as follows:


  • TOKYO MX: every Saturday during the 25:00 time slot beginning on July 1, 2023.
  • BS11: every Saturday during the 25:00 time slot beginning on July 1, 2023.
  • AT-X: every Tuesday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on July 4, 2023, with repeat broadcasts on Thursdays at 10:30 and Saturdays at 16:30.
  • Hokkaido Television Broadcasting: every Monday during the 25:55 time slot beginning on July 3, 2023.


Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming for the previous day, so for example the 25:00 time slot on Saturday evening is actually at 1:00am JST on Sunday morning.



Additionally, four new cast members have been announced for the series, including:


Makoto Yanagi voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda


A character setting of Makoto Yanagi from the upcoming AYAKA TV anime. Makoto is a scruffy looking man in his middle years with unkempt brown hair. He wears a Guayabera style T-shirt with fancy red designs on a white background, leather bracelets, beads in his hair, green cargo pants, and sandals. A dragon tattoo is visible on his left arm, and he holds a long-handled pipe. He has a cocky smile and a self-assured posture.


Momoko Amamiya voiced by Saori Hayami


A character setting of Momoko Amamiya from the upcoming AYAKA TV anime. Momoko is a slender woman with long purple hair and purple eyes. She wears a white dress shirt and black slacks with a maroon apron over her work clothes. She also wears sandal shoes and has a large pink ribbon tying her long hair into a ponytail at the tips..


Sanji Inou voiced by Nobuo Tobita


A character setting of Sanji Inou from the upcoming AYAKA TV anime. Sanji is an unassuming middle aged man with dark hair (streaked with gray) and dark eyes. He wears a brown three piece suit, a blue and black striped tie, and black leather loafer shoes as well as glasses with thick horn-rimmed frames.


Mitama voiced by Hekiru Shiina


A character setting of Mitama from the upcoming AYAKA TV Anime. Mitami is a floating, blob-like spirit that resembles a single-celled organism with two spots approximating eyes and a pair of short flagella that approximate ears.


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AYAKA is directed by Nobuyoshi Nagayama and features animation production by Studio Blanc. Crunchyroll will stream the series as part of its summer 2023 anime simulcast lineup, describing the story of AYAKA as follows:


The story follows Yukito Yanagi, an orphan who one day encounters an eccentric disciple of his father’s. The strange man takes him to his birthplace on Ayakajima, made up of seven islands where mysterious beings called “Mitama” and dragons are rumored to reside. There, Yukito meets his father’s two other disciples, who protect the harmony of Ayakajima… which soon threatens to collapse.


Source: Comic Natalie


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