Tatsunoko Productions (Speed Racer, Gatchaman) is celebrating its 55th anniversary with a brand new TV anime! After teasing it in Anime Japan, the studio revealed that the anime’s title is Egao no Daika (The Cost of Smiles). They also revealed that it will premiere next season, starting January 2019. They even unveiled a new PV, as well as a new key visual:
The anime’s story will revolve around two girls from distant planets. One is Princess Yuuki (CV: Yumiri Hanamori), a 12-year-old princess who lives a life full of color. The other is Stella (CV: Saori Hayami), a reserved 17-year old soldier who is always smiling when she deals with people.
Rinne no Lagrange director Toshimasa Suzuki will be helming the project over at Tatsunoko Productions. Meanwhile, Hayate the Combat Butler’s Shinishi Inotsume will be writing the scripts. High School Fleet’s Naoto Nakamura will be designing the characters off of NOB-C’s original designs. Chiho feat. majiko are performing the OP theme song “Egao no Kanata”, while kimi no orphée is performing the ending theme song “Kono Sekai ni Hanataba”.
source: Comic Natalie