News Tamayura TV Anime Series Green-Lit
posted on 2011-01-22 08:07 EST
The official Twitter account and website of the Tamayura anime project has announced on Saturday that a television anime series has been green-lit. The announcement was first made at "Tamayura Zenwa Jōei Event ~Itsuka Omoide ni Natteiku" — the screening of the 2010 original video anime version that was held in Tokyo that same day. The four main voice actresses (Ayana Taketatsu, Kana Asumi, Yuka Iguchi, Yuko Gibu) recorded a video message, which is streaming on the website, to celebrate the announcement.
Junichi Sato (Aria, Kaleido Star, Princess Tutu) created the story of the original video anime version and directed its two volumes. The story follows Fū Sawatari (Taketatsu), a girl who lives in a waterside town near the Seto Inland Sea and takes photographs with her late father's film camera. It was Sato's third "healing anime" after Aria and Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~, and Hal Film Maker produced the animation.
The broadcast dates and other details of the television version will be provided on the website and on Twitter. To celebrate the announcement, the staff will give away two posters with signed scripts from the video version, as well as three five-piece coaster sets, to people who send Twitter messages with "たまゆらTVシリーズ化決定!" (Tamayura TV Series Adaptation Green-Lit!") and the hashtag #tamayura by January 25.
Tamayura Radio Drama Plus, a drama CD for the original video anime version, will ship on March 30. The CD will feature the seven episodes of the online Tamayura Radio program plus a new 40-minute audio drama episode written and directed by Sato. Haruko Iizuka, the character designer of the anime, is illustrating the CD jacket cover.
Image © Junichi Sato, TYA/Tamayura Production Committee
Update: More background and story information added.
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