News Kannagi Supernatural Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime
posted on 2008-02-05 05:43 EST
Volume 38 of the Ichijinsha publisher's email newsletter has officially confirmed on February 5 that Eri Takenashi's Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens manga will be animated for television. The story begins when an art student named Jin Mikuriya carves a statue from the wood of the Kannagi tree — only to have the statue come to life. The original tree happened to be possessed by a goddess, who has now taken over the statue. Jin finds himself being dragged around as "Nagi" goes around taking care of the duties of a goddess.
Takenashi first became well-known among manga fans through short stories in various comic anthologies dedicated to Tsukihime, Fate/stay night, and other visual novel software from the developer Type-Moon. Kannagi is currently running in Comic Rex magazine. Three compiled volumes have been published, and the fourth will ship on February 9, the same day as the next issue of Comic Rex.