The anime studio Tatsunoko Productions is marking its 55th anniversary with the new original television anime Egao no Daika (The Cost of Smiles), which will be premiering on Japanese television in January 2019.
Toshimasa Suzuki is directing at Tatsunoko Productions, and Shinichi Inotsume is in charge of the series scripts. NOB-C is credited with the original character designs, as well as the original story concept with Hikaru Yuasa. Naoto Nakamura is designing the characters for animation. Tsubasa Itō is composing the music.
The cast includes:
- Yumiri Hanamori is Yūki Soleil
- Saori Hayami is Stella Shining
Chiho featuring majiko are performing the opening theme song “Egao no Kanata” (Beyond the Smiles) and the artist kimi no orphée is performing the ending theme song “Kono Sekai ni Hanataba” (A Bouquet For This World).