Yuichiro Umehara as Tomonari Kusano
Ayaka Suwa as Yukari Ōsawa
Katsumi Suzuki as Jūbē Aoki
The show premiered on April 2. Crunchyroll streams the anime as it airs in Japan.
The cast includes Minami Tanaka as pottery novice Himeno Toyokawa, Yū Serizawa as Himeno’s classmate and the pottery club’s mood-maker Mika Kukuri, Yūki Wakai as the anime and game fan Naoko Naruse who spends all her time at the club for some reason, and Rina Honnizumi as the club president Toko Aoki who has enjoyed pottery since she was little. Other cast members include Kaito Ishikawa as Himeno’s father Tokishirō Toyokawa, Rin Mizuhara as Himeno’s grandmother Sachie Tokikawa, and Mana Ogawa as ceramics club adviser Mami Koizumi.
Jun Kamiya (Blue Seed, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye, Kingdom) is directing the anime at Nippon Animation. Naruhisa Arakawa (Active Raid, Twin Star Exorcists, This Art Club Has a Problem!) is writing and supervising the series scripts. Ayano Yoshioka is designing the characters and also serving as the chief animation director. Tajimi and its tourism association are both collaborating on the anime.
The Mug-Mo unit – composed of the main characters’ voice actresses Minami Tanaka, Yū Serizawa, Yūki Wakai, and Rina Honnizumi – performs the anime’s opening theme song “Tobira o Aketara” (If You Open the Door). The five-member all-female idol group Maneki-kecak performs the live-action part’s theme song “Mawaru Sekai ni” (In This Spinning World). Aya Uchida performs the show’s ending theme song “Pale Blue.”
The manga’s English website describes the manga:
The city of Tajimi, located in the southern part of Gifu Prefecture, Japan, is famous for Mino earthenware. The city is dotted with historical pottery producers and ceramic art museums. It has facilities where you can try your hand at making pottery, and many restaurants that serve food on Minoware dishes.
The story begins when a high school girl moves to a shopping street in Tajimi. Many encounters await her, friends, town folk, ceramic art, etc. What will she discover in a town famous for ceramic?
The manga launched in 2012, and updates four times a year. The manga also has a four-panel spinoff manga titled Naoko no Kobachi. A separate manga adaptation for the anime launched on Akita Shoten‘s free manga website “Manga Cross” on January 28. Original creator Osamu Kashiwara is writing the story for the new manga.