The official website for the anime of Kibidango Project’s digital light novel Momo Kyun Sword began streaming the second promotional video on Friday. The video introduces the scenario and characters, including oni (ogres or demons) that Momoko must battle.
The website also announced that two special events to celebrate the broadcast will take place in Tokyo’s Akihabara UDX Theater on June 29. Several of the anime’s main voice cast members will appear at the events. People can apply for a chance to attend the event until May 30.
Shinsuke Yanagi (Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS) will direct the series at Tri-Slash and Project No.9. Tsuyoshi Tamai (Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu) will handle the scripts and Hiroshi Tomioka (A Certain Scientific Railgun S, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou) will design the characters and serve as chief animation director. Voice actress Haruka Chisuga is performing the opening theme song “Momoiro Fantasy.”
The story begins with a female re-imagining of Momotarō, a famous character in Japanese folklore. Momoko is a beautiful young sword fighter who was born inside a peach (momo in Japanese). She lives with her constant companions — the dog god Inugami, the monkey god Sarugami, and the pheasant god Kijigami — in a peaceful paradise. However, a demon army led by devil king invades the paradise and steals the precious treasure that protects Momoko’s land. To retrieve the treasure and save the people, Momoko embarks on a great adventure with her three companions.
Kibidango Project launched the light novel online for free in the summer of 2012. The light novel features a number of artists who rotate on a regular basis, so there is a different illustrator every month. The project already inspired a weekly online four-panel manga.
The anime series will premiere this summer.