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Spring 2017 Series Makes Hot Guys Out of Rice

Where would modern anime be without anthropomorphism?

In anime series of recent years, boys and girls have been turned into computers, months, aircraft carriers and, perhaps most famously, countries involved in World War II.

But starting in April it’s rice rice baby.

Love Kome -We Love Rice- is the name of the spring series, and it’s about five guys who represent Japan’s staple dish, rice (kome in Japanese).

Main characters Hikari Hino and Nishiki Sasa.

The mind behind this madness is Yuki Takabayashi, who’s also working on the scripts. The series is being directed by Takashi Horiuchi (Boku wa O-sama) and will star Mark Ishii and Chiharu Sawashiro, who said at the event introducing the series, “I’m not going to make any frivolous koments here.”


Look forward to lots of rice-related puns, hot closeups of fluffy white grains and cute guys in this April komedy series.

Source: ANN, Net Lab

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.