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Karl to Fushigi na Tō Kids' Shorts to Debut on Monday

posted on 2009-10-01 23:05 EDT
Animals books' Junzō Terada, Nippon Animation create fantasy adventure anime

Japan's KIDS STATION television channel will premiere a new anime series of fantasy adventure shorts called Karl to Fushigi na Tō (Karl and the Mysterious Tower) from Nippon Animation (Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, Hunter x Hunter) this Monday, October 5. Acclaimed children's book illustrator Junzō Terada (Animals Around the World, Happy Animal Time: 30 Postcards) is designing the characters. Nippon Animation's official website has posted a four-minute pilot video for the anime.

The story centers around a mysterious tall tower built from an (unsteady) stack of building blocks. Every morning, noon, and evening, an old timekeeping man rings the bell in the tower to confirm the time for the local townspeople. However, one day at noon, the tower bell fails to ring — leaving the townspeople confused about when to eat lunch. The fantasy adventure begins when Karl, an inquisitive boy living in the town, decides to go to the tower's plaza to see what is the matter.

Image © Nippon Animation, KIDS STATION


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