More information about the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of the school otaku comedy series Ebiten: Kouritsu Ebi Sugawa Koukou Tenmonbu has been revealed before it gets its release when it will be streamed on niconico in July.
Noya Itsuki has started his school year at Ebisugawa High School. Since he was always been fascinated by space, he decides to join the astronomy club: “Tenmon-bu”. Unfortunately he walks into the all girls otaku club which is also known as “Tenmon-bu” but written with different kanji. Noya has yet to realise that the club is more interested in anime than astronomy and finds himself surrounded by “fujoshi” who will make his life complicated.
VA’s involved in the project have been named: Noya is voiced by Mariya Ise (Ringo Noyamano in Air Gear), Kana Inugamu (Miya in Amagami SS+) voices club troublemaker Kyōko while Asuka Nish (Ursula in Bodacious Space Pirates) voices Hakata Kanamori. Ebiten was originally illustrated by Kira Inugami and written by Sukaji and the anime is being handled by AIC. Although there is no trailer you can head over to the website and take in the artwork and key visuals.
Staff: Sukaji/SCA-ji (Creator, Scripts), Kira Inugami (Art), Hideki Okamoto (Director), Yuuko Kakihara (Series Script Editor), Atsuko Watanabe (Character Design),
Voice Actors: Mariya Ise (Itsuki Noya), Kana Asumi (Kyōko Todayama), Asuka Nishi (Hakata Kanamori), Risako Murai (Rikei Hiromatsu), Midori Tsukimiya (Yuka Iseda), Satomi Satou (Hasumi Ōba)