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Nippon Animation Adapts Les Orphelins de Simitra Novel

posted on 2007-11-07 13:41 EST
25th entry in World Masterpiece Theater franchise of novel adaptations

Nippon Animation will premiere Porufi no Nagai Tabi (The Long Journey of Porphy or Porphyras), an adaptation of French author Paul-Jacques Bonzon's Les Orphelins de Simitra (The Orphans of Simitra) novel and the 25th entry in the company's World Masterpiece Theater franchise, on January 6 at 7:30 p.m. on the BS Fuji satellite channel. In the original novel, Porphyras (Yuki Kaida) is a Greek boy who was orphaned with his sister Mina (Ayumi Fujimura) by an earthquake. The two siblings decide to embark on a journey across Europe instead of staying in their foster home in an unfamiliar country.

Anime veteran Tomomi Mochizuki (Kimagure Orange Road, Ocean Waves) will direct a script by Kei Kunii (Oshare Majo Love and Berry: Shiawase no Mahou, The Princess Blade). Shigeo Akahori (Shinkai Densetsu Meremanoid, Texhnolyze) will design the characters.

Source: Moon Phase


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