News Mayo elle Otokonoko 'Boys in Skirts' Anime to Launch
posted on 2010-07-14 09:54 EDT
The second volume of Ichijinsha's WAaI! boys in skirts magazine is shipping on July 24 with the announcement of the launch of a new otokonoko ("male maidens" or boys in skirts) anime called Mayo elle Otokonoko.
According to the removed website, Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Moetan, Kowarekake no Orgel, Nyan Koi!, Princess Resurrection) is directing at the anime studio Actas. Kikuko Sadakata (Princess Resurrection, Shikabane Hime: Aka, Shikabane Hime: Kuro) is adapting the original character designs by POP (Moetan, Kowarekake no Orgel, Yutori-chan). Nobuhiko Tenkawa (Taishō Yakyū Musume, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun) is scripting the anime, and Atsumu Fukunaga, Shunpei Maruyama (Kotetsushin Jeeg), and Shake-Up are producing.
Yui Sakakibara (Chaos;HEAd, H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~, Nyan Koi!) is performing both the opening theme song with producer Elements Garden, and the ending theme song with producer Tsukasa Yatoki. Sakakibara is also part of the cast, along with Kana Hanazawa, Yuka Iguchi, Ayumi Fujimura, Saki Fujita, Mariya Ise, Mayuki Makiguchi, and others.
Image © 2010 Mayo elle Otokonoko
Update: More background information added.
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