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Series premieres on January 5

The official website for the original mahjong anime Pon no Michi (The Way of Pon) began streaming the show’s second promotional video on Monday.

The staff also posted a Christmas video for the anime on December 24.


The anime will debut on January 5 and will air in the “Animeism” programming block on TBS, MBS, and BS-TBS.

The anime stars:

The anime is set in Hiroshima Prefecture’s Onomichi City, where a high school student Nashiko Jippensha was kicked out of her house. Without a place to play with her friends, she learns that the mahjong parlor that her father used to run is now vacant. She fixes the mahjong parlor and turns it into a place where she and her friends can have fun, cook, have tea, and sometimes play mahjong.

IIS-P is credited for the original story. Tatsuma Minamikawa (Fire Force, Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry) is directing and writing the anime’s scripts at OLM. Negi Haruba (The Quintessential Quintuplets original creator) is drafting the original character designs, and Kenji Ōta (key animation, Pokémon XY) is adapting the designs for animation. Yūko Takahashi, Takuma Sogi, hisakuni, Rico Ohashi, Kanji Eguchi, and Shari are composing the music. Former Nogizaka46 idol group member and current professional mahjong player Kana Nakada feat. Pon no Michi All Stars is performing the opening theme song “Ponpopopon,” and halca is performing the anime’s ending theme song “Good Luck Waker.”

Tsukasa Unohana (Anima Yell!) launched a manga adaptation of the anime in Kodansha‘s Nakayoshi magazine on September 1.

Sources: Pon no Michi anime’s website, MoCa News

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