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Hana-sakeru Seishōnen Manga to Get TV Anime

posted on 2008-12-01 07:34 EST

The NHK public broadcaster's NHK Anime World website has announced that Natsumi Itsuki's Hana-sakeru Seishōnen manga will be animated for NHK's BS2 premium television channel in April. The story focuses on Kajika Louisa Kugami Burnsworth, the product of a Caribbean encounter between the international magnate Harry Burnsworth and a Japanese woman 14 years ago. Kajika has been living in Japan as a middle school girl, until the elder Burnsworth summons her to America to choose a husband from three suitors. Kajika gets involved in international intrigue over oil and wealth in Southeast Asia, France, and America.

The manga ran in Hakusensha's LaLa magazine as a two-part manga story in 1987 and then as a regular series from 1989 to 1994. 12 volumes were compiled and published in the manga's initial run, and the story has since been recompiled into six newer volumes (pictured at right). Itsuki also created the popular manga stories Jyu Oh Sei, Eight Clouds Rising (Yakumo Tatsu), OZ, and Demon Sacred. Jyu Oh Sei, Eight Clouds Rising, and OZ have all been adapted as anime already.

Source: Moon Phase Comments


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