News Shikabane Hime Confirmed as Gainax's New TV Series (Updated)
posted on 2008-05-25 21:01 EDT
ANN has confirmed that Gainax's new television series will be Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess) this fall. The "Corpse Princess" of the title is Makina Hoshimura, a undead girl who hunts down 108 corpses in order to go to heaven. The original manga runs in Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine, and seven volumes have been compiled so far.
Studio co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga (The Wings of Honneamise, Otaku no Video, Abenobashi) and Gurren Lagann producer Yasuhiro Takeda will co-produce this adaptation of Yoshiichi Akahito's supernatural manga. Chikashi Kubota, an animation director on both The Girl Who Leapt Through Time film and episode 14 and 24 of Gurren Lagann, is designing the characters including Makina. Gainax is still working on the two Gurren Lagann films in the meantime.
Updated: Main character's family name corrected. Thanks, tenkado-shujin.