A giveaway to win a poster autographed by the cast of voice actors is also underway!
IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced that Nanaraki: Seven Lucky Gods, a series of anime shorts, will make its debut on YouTube on April 27— a traditionally auspicious day in Japan. As of today, (April 20) the series trailer is available on the official Nanaraki YouTube channel. Additionally, a giveaway to win a poster signed by the cast of popular voice actors, including Takuya Eguchi and Soma Saito, is now underway on the official Nanaraki Twitter account.
■ What is Nanaraki: Seven Lucky Gods?
Nanaraki: Seven Lucky Gods is a particularly auspicious series of anime shorts. It follows the undignified, decidedly un-divine lives of a group of gods, who’ve lost the faith of the people and come crashing down to this world.
Nanaraki features the voice of Takuya Eguchi and Soma Saito (with more guest voice actors set to join later, perhaps?). The theme song, Lucky Boy, Lucky Girl (with a music video due for release in mid-May), is performed by Ryoff Karma.
The latest episode of Nanaraki will air on the official Nanaraki YouTube channel (https://bit.ly/3JT5uGC) on days ending in the lucky number “7”.
The Nanaraki trailer is out now on the official Nanaraki YouTube channel:
■ Planning / Production: Shinsuke Umeda
“I approached Takashi Taniguchi with the idea for Nanaraki: Seven Lucky Gods, and shortly after beginning work on the project, Takashi himself joined IzanagiGames. And so, with our fates very much intertwined, we managed to finish the project. All the performances are top-notch, so I really hope everyone tunes in to watch. New episodes are released on dates ending in “7.” The first episode airs on April 27, which just happens to be a very auspicious day, traditionally, here in Japan. As for the next episodes, I’m not so sure.”
■ Direction / Art / Screenplay: Takashi Taniguchi
“I’ve made plenty of lucky cartoons over the years. This time round, producer Shinsuke Umeda—who I worked with on creating the shoot ‘em up game, “Oshirimaeman” (Front Bum Man)—reached out to me, and so I poured all of my luck into making Nanaraki. The end result is the most auspicious anime around. There are a whole host of characters who show up throughout the series that haven’t been announced yet, so make sure to tune in!”
■ To celebrate the release of Nanaraki, the winner will receive a special autographed poster, signed by the entire cast of voice actors.
Giveaway details to be announced on the official Nanaraki Twitter account at 19:00 (JST).
Nanaraki: Seven Lucky Gods
Original Work: TaniguchiUmeda
Direction / Art / Screenplay: Takashi Taniguchi
Planning / Production: Shinsuke Umeda
■ note (Nanaraki: Seven Lucky Gods and the Shichino Family – A Novel)
As the absurd antics of the Seven Lucky Gods unfold, follow the lives of the human Shichino family. New chapters are released the day after each anime episode is released (dates ending in “8”). Author: Satoru Akatsuki
Nanaraki official social media pages
◆ Takashi Taniguchi’s Profile
Animator and Illustrator. His self-produced cartoons, including Mr. Ando of the Woods, Mukidashi no Mitsuko, and Oshirimaeman, all of which were written, illustrated, edited, voiced, and sung by himself, have become something of a cult hit on YouTube. Since then, he has branched out to work on anime titles including TV Tokyo’s Pikotaro No Lullaby Lullaby and TVQ Kyushu’s Duppys Weather Forecast, as well as online adverts for Fuji TV’s drama Ōoku and Kao’s Essential hair care series.
◆ Ryoff Karma’s Profile
Owner of the record label JET CITY PEOPLE, based in Nagoya’s Tenpaku Ward. Professional rapper and pin-up model enthusiast.
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IzanagiGames is headquartered in Koto-ku, Tokyo. The company produces interactive entertainment experiences, with a focus on console games, and is geared towards directly accessing the global games market with titles made in collaboration with Japanese creators. By expanding the company’s range of fund procurement, IzanagiGames aims to provide opportunities for exceptional creators to make new IPs and games which are then delivered as entertainment experiences to fans across the world. IzanagiGames has released titles including Death Come True and World’s End Club on a variety of different platforms worldwide.
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