Tatsunoko Productions (Gatchaman, Speed Racer) is celebrating their 55th Anniversary with a new anime titled Egao no Daika (The Price of Smiles). And now, the staff have started streaming the anime’s latest CM online. It introduces us to the two female leads, as well as teases the story.

The Price of Smiles will premiere next season, starting January 2019. Its story will revolve around two girls from distant planets. One is Princess Yuuki (CV: Yumiri Hanamori), a 12-year-old princess who lives a life full of color. The other is Stella (CV: Saori Hayami), a reserved 17-year old soldier who is always smiling when she deals with people.

Rinne no Lagrange director Toshimasa Suzuki will be helming the project over at Tatsunoko Productions. Meanwhile, Hayate the Combat Butler’s Shinishi Inotsume will be writing the scripts. High School Fleet’s Naoto Nakamura will be designing the characters off of NOB-C’s original designs. Chiho feat. majiko are performing the OP theme song “Egao no Kanata”, while kimi no orphée is performing the ending theme song “Kono Sekai ni Hanataba”.

And speaking of NOB-C, the renowned illustrator will be stopping by C3 AFA Singapore for a special appearance! Join us together with special guest, nob-c at The Price Of Smiles talkshow on 1 Dec, Saturday!

• Event Information
C3 AFA Singapore 2018
I Love Anisong

30 November to 2 December 2018
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center
Tickets available via APACTix