Anime PV for "The Little Match Girl" Manga Voiced by Hibiku Yamamura
The PV is directed by
>Takayuki Kuriyama (Aldnoah.Zero 2nd season episode director),
and the protagonist Rin is voiced by 28-year-old
>Hibiku Yamamura, best known as Haruna in Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-
and Kirara Amanogawa/Cure Twinkle in the recently-ended 12th PreCure TV series Go! Princess PreCure.
The manga has been serialized in Kadokawa's Young Ace since 2012.
It is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's short story for children, The Little Match Girl, originally published in 1846.
The story revolves around the mysterious girl Rin who has "delusion matches" which can turn people's delusions into realities.
I get they probably wanted to keep that interesting art style laser-accurate, but still it doesn't look so good in motion. Probably a short too.
The close up where she's drinking the tea looks alright, altough it also looks possibly hand-drawn so that's why.
OP neglected to mention studio, which is NAZ.
NAZ did Hamatora and Dramatical Murder. So not exactly a stellar portfolio but hey, this isn't the same realm as those prior shows at all, so it may turn out better.
An ep director for Aldnoah S1 may have grabbed some attention, but oh man S2. Between all this and the obvious CG in the preview, not exactly optimistic about this. Which is a shame because the source material is nice.
>little match girl
What, you mean like this?
The manga is done by the same artist who did BRS -Innocent Soul-. Might be interesting.
Nice to see the author finally getting some recognition. I've got a bunch of her series, most are pretty short so I don't think many people have read them.
>I can't wait for it to air.
It's not getting an anime, only a PV.
The actual adaptation is live action.
>A live-action film adaptation of Sanami Suzuki's The Little Match Girl (Match Shōjo) manga has been green-lit.
>Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine announced last month that a 60-second anime promotional video for the manga is in the works, which will premiere in the YouTube channel of Kadokawa Anime in February.
They never announced an actual anime.