News NisiOisin's Katanagatari TV Anime Ads Streamed
posted on 2009-11-20 02:47 EST
The official website of the anime adaptation of NisiOisin's Katanagatari novel has begun streaming three slightly different variations of a 15-second television commercial. (The three variations are for the Fuji TV, BS Fuji, and MBS television channels.) The commercials and the website confirm that the anime will air as 12 monthly one-hour specials — one for each novel volume — starting in January.
The 12-volume novel centers on Shichika Yasuri, the seventh generational head of the Kyotō-ryū school of martial arts in medieval Japan. He and his older sister Nanami live on an isolated island, until a military advisor named Togame tells him of the final 12 swords forged by a legendary swordsmith. At Togame's bidding, Shichika embarks on a journey to find all 12 of the swords.
This anime will be the second one based on a NisiOisin work after Bakemonogatari.
Source: Presepe News
Image © NisiOisin, Kodansha/Katanagatari Production Committee
Update: Two earlier television commercials that were unveiled in September are still available on the same page as the other commercials.
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