Crunchyroll has announced that it is streaming the Kiyo in Kyoto: From the Maiko House anime, which is based on Aiko Koyama’s Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san (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.