The official website for the anime of Kibidango Project’s digital light novel Momo Kyun Sword began streaming the third promotional video on Friday.
In the video, Onihime introduces the Oni tribe’s castle, Onigashima; her father Jakioh, the king of the Oni; the Oni Tribes’s big four: Tekki, Genki, Enki, Yōki; and herself.
The official website also revealed that the series will premiere on July 8.
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.