Crunchyroll has announced that it is streaming the Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House anime, which is based on Aiko Koyama’s Makanai in the Maiko Lodge manga. The first episode is available on the service, and new episodes will stream on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. EST.
The manga’s story is set in Kyoto’s “hanamachi” geisha quarter. Here, after geisha finish their work late at night, they spend the night resting at a lodge to prepare for the next day. The story centers on Kiyo, an Aomori native who works as a cook in a geisha lodge in Kyoto after finishing junior high school and leaving home. She also has a friend named Sumire who is a maiko, or apprentice geisha.
Youhei Suzuki is directing the anime at J.C. Staff, and Susumu Yamakawa is in charge of the series scripts. Go Sakabe is composing the music.