Ikimono-gakari to Perform Opening Theme Song for ‘Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin’ Anime

‘Sakuna: of Rice and Ruin’ is a farming game that gets people turning their heads. It takes well-worn tropes and expectations and makes them feel fresh and new. 

Combining the excellent 2D platforming action and a wonderful atmosphere, it was an instant hit. Now, this incredible game is receiving an anime adaptation.

The official website for Edelweiss’ side-scrolling action role-playing game ‘Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin’ revealed that the series will debut on July 6, 2024. The site also revealed a promotional video and the show’s theme song artists.


The PV introduces our lazy fertility goddess, Sakunahime, as she gets banished from the world of the gods. Now, this goddess has to go through many problems on Hinoe Island, along with the humans who get lost in the world of the gods. 

The PV also previews Ikimono-gakari’s opening theme song, “Seisei!,” and Little Glee Monster’s ending theme song, “Origami.” 

Masayuki Yoshihara will be directing the anime at P. A Works, and here is the list of other staff members. 

PositionStaffOther Works
Director Masayuki YoshiharaThe Eccentric Family
Animation Production P.A. WorksDurarara!! 
ScriptwriterJukki HanadaKanColle

The main characters for the anime adaptation of ‘Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin’ have been revealed, and here is that information. 

Character CastOther Works
Sakuna HimeNaomi ŌzoraWorld Trigger (Maori Hosoi)
MunielTakashi NarumiCells at Work! Code Black (Gastric Chief Cell)
Kokorowa HimeRika KinugawaHundred (Liddy Steinberg)
TauemonTakashi NarumiOreca Battle (Iwatetsu Kurata)
MiruteHikari KubotaUma Musume Pretty Derby (Mejiro Dober)
KintaSōma Maeda
YuiAoi KogaAltair: A Record of Battles (Mahmut)
KaimaruRika MomokawaThree Leaves, Three Colors (Shino Sonobe)
KamuhitsukiMiwa KohinataSpace Brothers (Karen Jones)
AshigumoRiki KagamiTransformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Kingdom (Teletraan I/Arkbot)
IshimaruYūji KameyamaA3! Season Spring & Summer (Tetsuro Iwai)

People who played are pretty happy with the news and are awaiting the adaptation. The story has a sweet vibe and focuses on the goddesses’ found family.

It will be interesting to see how the goddess goes through various trials and tribulations to survive.

About Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

“Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin” is an action role-playing game that combines detailed rice-farming simulation with 2D platforming action. Released in November 2020, it was developed by Edelweiss and published by Marvelous (XSEED). The game will inspire an anime in late 2024.

Players step into the shoes of Sakuna, a harvest goddess who finds herself banished to the Isle of Demons along with a group of human outcasts. As Sakuna, players must cultivate rice and improve their harvest to enhance her abilities, while also exploring the island and battling demons using a variety of farm tools and her celestial scarf, which serves as a grappling hook

Source: Official Website

Aaheli Pradhan

Aaheli Pradhan

A grandma by heart who loves to knit, sketch, and swing in parks. Binge-reads a massive amount of manga from psychological to shounen-ai. Either awkward or salty, there's no in-between.


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