A new cast member, the ending theme song performer, and some Japanese broadcast details have all been revealed for ARTE, an upcoming TV anime based on the period drama manga by Kei Okubo about a young woman from a noble family who dreams of pursuing a life as a painter despite her mother’s desire to marry her off.
In ARTE, voice actress Kiyono Yasuno plays Dacha (pictured above), a seamstress from a family of farmers who befriends Arte and eventually learns how to read and to write from her. Yasuno also performs the ending theme song for ARTE, which is entitled „Hare Moyou“ („A Clear Pattern“).
The original ARTE manga is serialized in North Stars Pictures‘ Monthly Comic Zenon seinen manga magazine. Set in Firenze, Italy, in the early 16th century, the story of ARTE follows Arte Spalletti, the only daughter of a noble family. Arte has shown a talent for painting since childhood, and she dreams of pursuing her love of art. Her mother wishes for Arte to marry a rich nobleman in order to save the family from financial ruin, but instead Arte leaves home and becomes an apprentice training under Leo, the young owner of an art workshop.
The ARTE TV anime is directed by Takayuki Hamana and features animation production by Seven Arcs. The series will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and other stations beginning in April of 2020.
Copyright notice: © Kei Okubo/NSP, ARTE Production Committee
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