The anime TenPuru will debut on July 8, and ahead of this a trailer has dropped. In it you can hear the opening theme song “Bonnō Paradise” (translated as “Paradise of Desires”) being performed by Aimi (Yuzuki Aoba’s voice actor).
You don’t hear it in the trailer, but the ending theme song will be called “Oidemase! Mikazukidera” and performed by members of the cast.
When the anime comes out, Americans will be able to stream it on Crunchyroll. It’s being made at Gekkō, with Kazuomi Koga of Rent-A-Girlfriend helming the project as director. The task of being in charge of series scripts has gone to Yōhei Kashii, who is known for working on My One-Hit Kill Sister.
This is what we know about the cast: Masayuki Akasaka plays Akemitsu Akagami, Aimi plays Yuzuki Aoba, Yū Serizawa plays Tsukuyo Aoba, Nanami Yamashita plays Kurage Aoba, Madoka Asahina plays Mia Christoph, Sumire Uesaka plays Kagura Baldwin, Chiaki Takahashi plays Kiki, and Chika Anzai plays Nyagosuke.
The anime is based on the manga series TenPuru -No One Can Live on Loneliness- by Kimitake Yoshioka, which is published digitally in America by BookWalker Global. BookWalker Global gave this description for the plot:
“Akemitsu Akegami was always told by his father that “no one can live alone”…but he’s sure determined. After all, his father sure wasn’t saying it with the best intentions, and Akemitsu has no desire to become like that creep. But when a chance encounter with a young woman leaves him with thoughts that are all too impure, he decides to do what he must—become a Buddhist monk and renounce worldly ways. But the temple he decides to devote himself to…is full of women? And that same young woman is there, too?? What’s a guy to do? A new harem rom-com from Kimitake Yoshioka, illustrator of the hit college-comedy Grand Blue Dreaming!”
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