Singaporean anime licensing company Muse Asia announced on Wednesday that it will stream The case files of Jeweler Richard and the Smile Down the Runway anime in Southeast Asia.
The case files of Jeweler Richard already debuted on Muse's YouTube channel on Friday with English and Chinese subtitles. The stream is available for those in Southeast Asia and South Asia except Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
The "heartwarming jewel mystery" series centers on the handsome jewelry appraiser Richard Ranashinha Dvorpian and the bright and cheerful college student Seigi Nakata as they uncover the hidden messages that lie within jewels.
Tarou Iwasaki (One Week Friends, Sweetness & Lightning, Ryoko's Case File) is directing the anime at the studio Shuka (Natsume's Book of Friends, Durarara!!, 91 Days), and One Week Friends episode writer Mariko Kunisawa (Ascendance of a Bookworm, Hatsukoi Limited, Magimoji Rurumo) is supervising the story and writing the scripts. Natsuko Kondou (Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san chief animation director, One Week Friends episode animation director) is adapting Utako Yukihiro's original novel character art for animation, and also serving as chief animation director.
Masakazu Kawazoe is serving as "Richard Supervisor" by overseeing the animation of Richard's bearing and movement. Real-life jewel appraiser and Japan Jewel Patent Judgment Association representative director Naokazu Kudō is supervising the anime's depiction of jewels. Nobuko Toda (One Week Friends, Sweetness & Lightning) is composing the music.
Singer Nagi Yanagi is performing the opening theme song "Hōseki no Umareru Toki" (When Jewels Are Born). The dance/vocal group Da-iCE are performing the ending theme song "Only for you."
Smile Down the Runway will debut on Saturday at 2:55 a.m.
Kodansha Comics publishes Kotoba Inoya's original manga digitally in English, and it describes the story:
Chiyuki Fujito has a dream: to become a Paris Collection model. The problem is, she's too short to be a model, and everyone around her tells her so! But no matter what they say, she won't give up. Her classmate, a poor student named Ikuto Tsumura, also has a dream: to become a fashion designer. One day Chiyuki tells him that it's “probably impossible” for him, causing him to consider giving it up … ?! This is the story of two individuals wholeheartedly chasing after their dreams in spite of all the negativity that comes after them!
Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Happy Sugar Life, My Girlfriend is Shobitch, Are You Lost?) is directing the anime at Ezo'la (Happy Sugar Life, Are You Lost?). Touko Machida (A Centaur's Life, Lucky Star) is in charge of series composition, and Misaki Kaneko (chief animation director for Fruits Basket, animation director for Classroom of the Elite) is designing the characters.
Source: Muse Asia's Facebook page