Asakiyumemishi - The Tale of Genji Manga Gets Anime

posted on 2008-08-29 00:00 EDT
Waki Yamato's historical shōjo story heads to Fuji TV's Noitamina slot in January

An animated television adaptation of Waki Yamato's Asakiyumemishi - The Tale of Genji historical shōjo manga has been green-lit. The manga adapts Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, a classic in Japanese literature about the lives of a motherless prince and his descendants. The 11-episode anime series will debut on Fuji TV's popular late night Noitamina timeslot next January, which is when the Nodame Cantabile: Paris anime series is expected to end. The 13 volumes of the Asakiyumemishi manga have sold 17 million copies since the original 1979-1993 run in Kodansha's mimi and mimi Excellent magazines.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun via Moon Phase Comments, Saishin Anime Jōhō

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