The official website for the television anime Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō based on the children novel of the same name by author Reiko Hiroshima and illustrator jyajya revealed the anime’s cast, staff, and September 8 premiere.
Nobue Iketani will play the main character Beniko (seen below). Fukujurō Katayama will play Sumimaru.
The novel series’ story centers on the mysterious candy and snack shop Zenitendō, which only lucky people can find. The shop’s proprietor is a woman named Beniko, and she can recommend the perfect candy for each person’s troubles. However, things might not turn out as hoped if people eat or use the confections incorrectly. Whether Beniko’s sweets bring fortune or misfortune is up to the people who receive them.
- Original: Reiko Hiroshima, jyajya (published by Kaseisha)
- Director: Satoshi Tomioka (Kanaban Graphics)
- Series composition: Yuji Kobayashi
- Sound Director: Satoru Matsuda
- Music: MICHIRU
- Production: Toei Animation, Kanaban Graphics
Musician Emi Noda is performing the opening theme song “Kisōtengai Fushigi o Dōzo” (Take a Bizarre Mystery), while KOCHO is performing the ending song “Hanya Maru Manten, Zenitenya” (Hanya Perfect Score, Zenitenya).
The anime will premiere on September 8 on the NHK E-Tele network, and will air every Friday from 6:45 p.m. to 6:54 p.m.
The novel series’ first volume debuted in May 2013, and Kaiseisha released the 13th volume on April 16.
The novel series is also inspiring the Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō: Tsuritai Yaki segment in the new installment of the Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus film series revival. The film was slated to premiere in theaters in Japan on April 24, but it was delayed due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It is now rescheduled to August 14.