Prima Doll Character Designer Akane Yano Strolls into the Anime’s Cast

Character designer Akane Yano, whose previous works include Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki and The Ryuo’s Work is Never Done!, took to Twitter earlier today to confirm that she took part in Episode 5 of the currently airing Prima Doll anime as “Black Cat”, stating that she achieved a dream of voicing a character in a show she was designing for.



— 矢野茜 (@if_224) August 5, 2022

The Tokyo Animator Academy followed up by congratulating alumni Yano, who reportedly studied voice acting as well as design work at the school.

— 東京アニメーター学院専門学校 (@TokyoAnimator) August 6, 2022

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Part of a mixed media project by Key and Visual Arts (Charlotte, Clannad), the Prima Doll anime is directed by Tensho (AZUR LANE) at Bilbury Animation Studios, with series composition by KAI and Toya Akano and original character designs by En Morikura, Fuzichoco, lack, Na-Ga and Yui Hara adapted for animation by Akane Yano.

Sentai Filmworks, who are currently simulcasting the anime on HIDIVE, describe the series as such:

Café “Kuronekotei” boasts an unusual roster of employees. A group of automata, or autonomous mechanical dolls, serve their patrons with a smile, but they weren’t always so suited to domestic life. Just a few years prior, automata served as weapons in the great war, fulfilling the bloody purpose for which they were created. Now that the war has ended, these machines with human hearts search for their place in an unfamiliar, peaceful world — and their search begins at the Kuronekotei café.

Source: Otakomu

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