News Gokurakuin's Sekirei to be Animated for TV This Summer
posted on 2008-03-06 11:56 EST
Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine has confirmed that Sakurako Gokurakuin's Sekirei manga will be animated for Japanese television this summer. The story begins when Minato Sahashi, a hapless man who has failed at getting into college or getting a love life, suddenly meets a beautiful girl named Musubi. Minato learns he can become an Ashikabi, a master of the 108 artificial, humanlike creatures in the Sekirei project that will fight each other to their dying breaths. Musubi happens to be a Sekirei herself.
Keizou Kusakawa (Inukami!, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS) will direct off the scripts that Takao Yoshioka (DearS, Elfen Lied, The Familiar of Zero) will write. Inukami!'s Shinpei Tomooka will design the characters that the Seven Arcs studio (Inukami!, all Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha anime) will animate. Square Enix has not confirmed yet that the cast on the drama CD version of the manga will return for the anime. The first 38 pages of the manga is available online in Dynamic HTML or Flash format. Square Enix will publish the sixth volume of the manga on March 25 in Japan.
Broccoli Books released Gokurakuin's Aquarian Age: Juvenile Orion manga in North America, and DrMaster has been releasing her Category: Freaks manga. Gokurakuin also created the Sensitive Pornograph boys-love manga and anime under the penname Ashika Sakura; 801 Media licensed the manga, and Media Blasters released the anime version on DVD in North America. A live-action movie based on the Aquarian Age card game's Juvenile Orion spinoff will open in Japan on March 22.
Source: Moon Phase