What if you live in a country where your next leader can be decided with a reality show? And what if that reality show features the sons and daughters of the king and everyone of them have powers? That is the premise of the upcoming new anime, Joukamachi no Dandelion, also known as Castle Town Dandelion, and the anime’s first PV has finally been streamed

The video is narrated by the anime’s point-of-view character, Akane Sakurada, who is voiced by none other than Kana Hanazawa (IS: Infinite Stratos’s Charlotte Dunois and OreImo’s Kuroneko). She explains the anime’s premise, which has her and her siblings live together in a house with 200 cameras which allow the people of their kingdom to watch them 24/7. The people in turn get to choose which one of them will be made the next ruler, however, there is a twist in the story as these Princes and Princesses all have powers. The cast include:

  • Kana Hanazawa (OreImo’s Kuroneko and Infinite Stratos’s Charlotte Dunois) as Akane Sakurada
  • Ai Kayano (AnoHana’s Menma and Girls und Panzer’s Saori Takebe) as Aoi Sakurada
  • Ryohei Kimura (Haganai’s Kodaka Hasegawa and Kuroko’s Basketball’s Ryouta Kise) as Shuu Sakurada
  • Kaori Ishihara (Magi’s Aladdin and Cross Ange’s Rosalie) as Kanade Sakurada
  • Ayumu Murase (Haikyuu!’s Shouyo Hinata and Sword Art Online’s Recon) as Haruka Sakurada
  • Eriko Matsui (Engaged to the Unidentified’s Benio Yonomori and Etotama’s Mootan) as Misaki Sakurada
  • Yui Ogura (Ro-Kyu-Bu!’s Hinata Hakamada and Hentai Ouji’s Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi as Hikari Sakurada
  • Aina Suzuki (Newcomer, Akame Ga Kill!’s Mez) as Shiori Sakurada
  • Shiori Katsuta (Newcomer) as Teru Sakurada
  • Yuka Aisaka (Etotama’s Usatan and Amagi Brilliant Park’s Muse) as Hana Satou

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Joukamachi no Dandelion will premiere in July and is based on the four-panel comedy manga of the same title, written and illustrated by Ayumu Kasuga. Production IMS will be handling the animation production with Bakuman. director, Noriaki Akitaya at the helm. Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori and Bakuman.) will be handling the series composition while Aldnoah.Zero’s Shinpei Kobayashi will be in-charge of the character designs. Kobayashi will also be serving as the series’ animation director.