News Hyouge Mono, Saiyuki Gaiden Promos Streamed
posted on 2011-03-16 20:30 EDT
The Japanese public broadcaster NHK began streaming a preview for the first episode from the Hyouge Mono anime series. The anime adapts Yoshihiro Yamada's award-winning Hyouge Mono - Tea for Universe, Tea for Life manga. The story follows Sasuke Furuta, a vassal of the great samurai warlord Nobunaga Oda and a man obsessed with tea ceremony and material desires in his pursuit of a fortuitous life. Having learned from Oda and the legendary tea master Sen no Sōeki, Furuta walks the way of the "Hyouge Mono." Director Koichi Mashimo and the studio Bee Train are animating the television series for an April 7 premiere, barring delays.
The official website for the Saiyuki Gaiden video anime series began streaming the second 59-second promotional video for the first volume on Wednesday. The anime adapts Kazuya Minekura's manga of the same name, which ended in Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Zero-Sum magazine in 2009. The first of the three anime volumes will ship in Japan on March 25, barring delays.
The official website for Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199-Hero Daikessen, the film that will feature all 199 heroes/rangers from the 35-year history of Super Sentai, updated on March 5 with a teaser trailer. Super Sentai is the Toei franchise that inspired the Power Rangers. The film was slated to open on May 21, but its production has been delayed due to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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