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Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
The Japanese publisher Takeshobo has launched the official website for the anime adaptation of Takayuki Mizushina's Kemono to Chat (Chatting with Creatures) 4-panel manga with a 72-second trailer. The story centers on Chacha Kenomoto, a high school freshman girl who can understand the language of cats and speak with them. (The girl's family name Kenomoto is a wordplay on the title, which literally means "Chatting with Creatures.")
The original video anime will ship in Japan on a DVD on October 23. Yūji Umoto will direct the animators at the Usagi.Ou studio, and Maaya Sakamoto, Kana Ueda, and Sayuri Yahagi will make up the voice cast. Mizushina not only created the manga but is also producing and writing the anime's theme song. In addition to drawing manga, he has also been a game tester, a reporter, a stage actor, a reporter, and a teacher.
Source: Moon Phase
Update: More background information added. Thanks, dormcat.
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