Following on from our news on Tuesday, we have another exciting announcement to share with you. We have licensed the series Castle Town Dandelion (also known as Jōkamachi no Dandelion) for the United Kingdom.
The Sakurada family lives normally in the middle of town, but they actually are royalty that rules over the kingdom. Furthermore, they all have special powers!Of the three boys and six girls born into such a family, the next ruler of the kingdom was to be elected by a national election. As a means to decide, multiple cameras were set up all over town, trying to televise their every move, the siblings do their best to dodge the cameras, look enthusiastic about the election, or just generally helping each other out.
Somehow, the family is still friendly to each other… but who will win out in the election!?
The slapstick comedy created by the Sakurada family begins!
“There aren’t many anime where princesses with superpowers every move are being watched by citizens who will ultimately decide which one will be a monarch, so this was definitely a title that caught my eye” says Andrew Partridge, President of Anime Limited. “Another element of the show (from a behind-the-scenes perspective) that should get people excited is the fact that Noriaki Akitaya (director of the Bakuman series) is at the helm.”
We are also happy to confirm that we have partnered with Viewster.com to simulcast the series to the UK and Ireland. (Start date to be announced.) It will also be released on home video for the UK (TBC 2016).
For those wanting to a preview of the series, you can watch a Japanese promotional video below.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted with more updates about this as they become available.