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Dahlia in Bloom Shares Debut Month, Trailer with Opening Song and Cast Info

There’s a lot of new information out about the upcoming anime Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools (original title Madоgushi Dahlia wa Utsumukanai: Kyō kara Jiyū na Shokunin Life). For starters, check out this trailer that lets you listen to the opening theme song “Chiisana Tsubomi” being performed by Nako Misaki.

You don’t hear it here, but it was also just revealed that the ending theme song will be called “Glitter” and performed by Marina Horiuchi.

And here are the cast members who were just announced: Riho Iida plays Irma Nuvolari, Kenichirō Matsuda plays Marcella Nuvolari, Fūka Izumi plays Lucia Fano, Hiroki Takahashi plays Ivano Badoer, Yuriko Yamaguchi plays Gabriella Jedda, and Tomohiro Ōno plays Tobias Orlando.

Along with all this information came the reveal that the anime will debut sometime in July.

The franchise started out as a light novel series by Hisaya Amagishi and Kei. It’s available in English thanks to J-Novel Club, and the publisher gave this description for the plot:

After dying of overwork in Japan, Dahlia is reborn into a world filled with magic. Raised by a master of magical toolmaking, she develops a passion for the craft and becomes engaged to her father’s apprentice. Before her father can see her wed, however, he suddenly passes away. As if this weren’t enough, on the day before their wedding, her fiancé announces that he’s in love—but not with her!

Dahlia finally realizes she needs to live for herself. She vows to be her own woman from now on and devote herself to her craft, even if it’s not quite the quiet life she was hoping for! From a chance encounter with a knight to starting her own company, there are challenges aplenty on the horizon. But this young craftswoman is no longer a shrinking violet—she’s Dahlia, and she’s ready to bloom.

Source: ANN


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.