Rito, Kotoko, and Mari are high school girls planning to open a temporary shop called Park in Harajuku. One day, a race of unimaginative aliens called “Scooper” came to Earth to steal Earth’s cultures. Meeting a mysterious girl named Misa, the three girls were chosen to fight the Scoopers.
Halimun Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)
What stands out the most from URAHARA is its distinct visual identity. It’s images are busy, filled to the brim with colourful cute and sweet knick-knacks (even the tanks, attack helicopters, and missile are cute), and split screens are frequently used, an exploded projection that facilitates multiple happenings to be presented simultaneously. The girls are also bustling in making and doing various things. It’s like a collage or mural that celebrates expressions of creative self through cuteness.
The first episode is very simple and straightforward in introducing the alien invasion plot. Though it remains to be seen how exactly the series will play out the contents for each upcoming episodes.
Facts and Figures
|Source Material||Webcomic series by Patrick Macias and Mugi Tanaka|
|Casts||Kokoa Amano as Misa Maruno
Luna Haruna as Rito Suda
Manaka Iwami as Kotoko Mentsumugi
Riho Iida as Sayumin
Sumire Uesaka as Mari Shirako
Yasunori Matsumoto as Ebifurya
|Director||Amica Kubo (debut as series director)|
|Series Composition||Natsuko Takahashi (In Another World with My Smartphone, Long Riders!, Moyashimon)|
|Character Design||Mariko Fujita (Futari wa Milky Holmes, Galaxy Angel, Jewelpet Sunshine)|
|Opening Theme||Antithesis Escape by Sumire Uesaka|
|Ending Theme||KIRAMEKI Lifeline by Luna Haruna|
|Broadcast Date||4 October 2017 (11:00 GMT/18:00 WIT/20:00 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailer
The Indonesian Anime Times