Aniplex of America has launched the teaser site for the highly anticipated working comedy, BLEND-S. Based on Miyuki Nakayama’s popular manga series by the same name, BLEND-S revolves around a café where each of the employees must play a specific persona while working at the café. Produced by the acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, anohana~The Flower We Saw That Day~), BLEND-S has signed on Yosuke Okuda (High School Fleet,Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion) for Character Designer and Ryoji Masuyama (Gurren Lagann franchise, Occultic;Nine) as Director. BLEND-S is scheduled to premiere on October 7th at 10 AM PDT.
BLEND-S’ opening theme song titled “Bon Appéti~t ©S” will be sung by the 3 main cast members (Azumi Waki, Akari Kito, and Anzu Haruno), who make up the girl group “Blend×A” (pronounced Blend Ace). The show introduces a range of female anime archetypes including the classic tsunderepersonality, the little sister (or imouto) type, and the super bossy sadist or Do-S, as it is known in Japan.
“As I’ve completely become a fan of BLEND-S myself, I’m so happy to be voicing Maika,” says Azumi Waki, who plays the main character Maika Sakuranomiya assigned to play the Do-S role in the café. “I will do my best to portray all of Maika’s different personalities, including the everyday, adorable Maika to her super sadistic side! It’s such a wonderful and fun café, I wish I actually worked there! Please stay tuned for a peek into the Do-S life!”
To commemorate the premiere of BLEND-S, Aniplex of America is also partnering with Café Dulce in Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, CA) for a limited time collaboration event with branded exclusive giveaways in October. More details will follow on the official BLEND-S Facebook page atFacebook.com/BlendS.USA.
Maika Sakuranomiya (Super Sadist Type)
Kaho Hinata (Idol Type)
Mafuyu Hoshikawa (Big Sister Type)
Everything’s a treat – even being stomped on – in this outrageous working comedy!
At Café Stile, tsundere and imouto (or little sister type) are only a few of the characters the café waitresses must act out. Much to her surprise, new hire, Maika, is asked by the café manager to take on the role of the super sadist?! As she works hard at her new job, she unexpectedly flourishes as a super sadist and…
BLEND-S Teaser Site:
BLEND-S Official Facebook Page:
|Director: Ryoji Masuyama|
|Original Story: “Blend-S” by Miyuki Nakayama (Houbunsha ‘Manga Time Kirara Carat’)|
|Series Composition: Go Zappa|
|Character Design: Yosuke Okuda|
|Chief Animation Director: Yosuke Okuda / Takahiro Sasaki / Mio Inoguchi|
|Prop Design: Mio Inoguchi / Yosuke Aburaya|
|Art Setting: Kaoru Aoki|
|Art Director: Megumi Kato|
|Color Setting: Mayu Morita|
|Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima|
|Music: Tomoki Kikuya|
|Sound Director: Yukio Nagasaki|
|Animation Production: A-1 Pictures|
Maika Sakuranomiya: Azumi Waki
Kaho Hinata: Akari Kito
Mafuyu Hoshikawa: Anzu Haruno
Miu Amano: Atsumi Tanezaki
Hideri Kanzaki: Sora Tokui
Dino: Tomoaki Maeno
Koyo Akizuki: Tatsuhisa Suzuki