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Tales of Symphonia, Hanamaru Kindergarten Videos Posted (Updated)

posted on 2010-01-10 14:59 EST
Tethe'alla-hen to debut in March; Hanamaru Kindergarten debuted on Sunday

The Animate.tv website has begun streaming the two-minute opening animation for the Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe'alla-hen (Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe'alla Arc) video anime series on Sunday. The series will launch in Japan on March 25 with Nana Mizuki singing the opening theme song "Tenkū no Canaria."

The ufotable anime studio produced the earlier Sylvarant Arc video series in 2007 and is producing the new series with returning director Haruo Sotozaki and series script supervisor Ryunosuke Kingetsu. Akira Matsushima is once again adapting Kosuke Fujishima's designs for anime. The two anime series adapt the story from Bandai Namco Games' Tales of Symphonia fantasy role-playing games, but focus on two different parallel worlds.

Starchild's website for the Hanamaru Kindergarten anime series began streaming a 90-second "Panda Neko Taisō" (Panda Cat Exercise) video on Sunday also. The story of the anime and Yuto's original slice-of-life comedy manga centers on three kindergartners and their teachers. Gainax and director Seiji Mizushima (first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, Gundam 00) premiered the anime in Japan on Sunday, and Crunchyroll is simulcasting the series online.

Thanks to Balaz Sel for the news tip.

Sources: OVA Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe'alla-hen, Animate.tv

Images © Kosuke Fujishima ©NBGI © T.O.S. Production Committee © Yuto/Square Enix, Hanamaru Kindergarten Production Committee

Update: Animate.tv began streaming the Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe'alla-hen opening animation on Friday, although the project's official site did not update until Sunday. The footage will be online until January 31. Thanks, hikacha.


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