In a followup to the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2016 announcement of plans for a sequel to 2013's Uchouten Kazoku or The Eccentric Family TV anime adaptation of Tomihiko Morimi's novel, a January 12th Uchouten Kazoku 2 Event: Tanuki Gathering At The Forest Of Tadasu, Shimogamo Shrine has been scheduled. This will be the first time for an anime event to be held at this registered world heritage site, and it will feature the introduction of the voice of newly cast Junior.
The announcement explains
At this event, multiple programs, with the casts and staffs, are planned such as; success-wish-ceremony at the main shrine (national treasure of Japan), kagami-opening ceremony at the dance shrine, announcement of Season 2 newly appearing character casts, announcement of Opening and Ending music artist, main visual, collaboration, and other new developments.
Takahiro Sakurai (Voice of Yasaburo Shimogamo), Mamiko Noto (Voice of Benten), Tomihiko Morimi (Author), Masayuki Yoshihara (Director), Kenji Horikawa (Producer), and actor behind Junior (announced on the day).
To Participate In This Unprecedented Event (Ticket-Based)
The fans can participate this remarkable event by purchasing tickets to the event. Part of the proceeds from the ticket will be donated to the shrine as offering. Participants will be able to view the event from the special area located in front of the dance shrine. Participants will be gifted with special merchandise package, that includes merchandise from sponsored companies such as the "fluffy tanuki poncho.
-Participation Fee: 2000 Yen (Includes offering to the shrine)
-Advanced Ticket Raffle Entry Period: 2016/11/28(mon)12:00 JST ~ 12/12(mon)18:00 JST
-Ticket Claiming Period: 2016/12/12(mon)18:00 JST
*11/28(mon) entry will be for advanced raffle entry. Public ticket sales period will begin from December 25th 8:00 p.m. JST (sold at first-come-first-serve-basis)
For ticket sales, check the following link: https://event.dmm.com/detail?event_id=74084
*The ticket sales page is in Japanese. Various restrictions from the ticket-sales-site will apply to the ticket purchasing. There will be no non-Japanese language support at the event.
Uchouten Kazoku 2 Event: Tanuki Gathering At The Forest Of Tadasu, Shimogamo Shrine
-Event Date: 2017 January 12th Thursday *Event will be held even if it rains.
-Participants: Takahiro Sakurai (Voice of Yasaburo), Mamiko Noto (Voice of Benten), Juniro (TBA), Tomihiko Morimi (Author), Masayuki Yoshihara (Director), Kenji Horikawa (Producer)
-Location: Shimogamo Shrine (Kamo-omioya Shrine) Inner Shrine (15 min walk from Keihan-line 'Izumicho -Yanagi' Station)
-Opening Time: 10:00 a.m. JST
-Beginning Time: 11:00 a.m.
-Ending Time: 12:30 p.m. (TBC)
Main Sponsor: "Uchouten Kazoku 2" Production Committee
Support by: Shimogamo Shrine (Kamo-omioya Shrine), City of Kyoto
Planning Support: KBS Kyoto, PARUS
Co-Sponsored by: GS Craft Inc., Shiraito Shuzo Inc., Ichimuan Inc., etc.
Yasaburo : Takahiro Sakurai
Yaichiro : Junichi Suwabe
Yajiro : Hiroyuki Yoshino
Yashiro : Mai Nakahara
Benten : Mamiko Noto
Original Story “Uchoten Kazoku – Nidaime No Kichou”(Gentosha) : Tomihiko Morimi
Original Character Design : Koji Kumeta
Director : Masayuki Yosihara
Written by : Ryo Higaki
Character Design / Animation Director : Kosuke Kawatsura
Art Director : Yusuke Takeda & Harumi Okamoto
Music Produced by : Lantis
Animation Produced by : P.A. WORKS
Produced by: “Uchoten Kazoku 2” Committee
(C）Tomihiko Morimi , GENTOSHA / Uchoten-Kazoku 2 Committee
Official Website: http://www.uchoten2-anime.com
Official Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/uchoten2en
Official Twitter Account: @Uchoten2_EN https://twitter.com/Uchoten2_EN
Official Hashtag #Uchoten
Art for Blu-ray set of first anime, due in Japan March 24th
Fluffy tanuki poncho design
shrine in anime
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