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Animated Ad for Neo Satomi Hakkenden Novel Series Streamed

posted on 2011-12-19 15:30 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Hajime Yatate, Kyoko Kogure's novel series re-imagines Edo epic Nansō Satomi Hakkenden

Kadokawa Shoten began streaming an animated promotional video for its Neo Satomi Hakkenden: Satomi-chan Chi No Hachi Danshi novel series on Sunday.

The novel series, which is written by Kyoko Kogure (Gundam Seed) and illustrated by Mizuki Kuze (Dennō Coil), is a modern-day re-imagining of Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, Kyokutei Bakin's famous epic novel about eight samurai who serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The original concept for the novel series is credited to Hajime Yatate, the collective penname for the creative staff at Sunrise. Kadokawa Shoten released the second volume of the novel series in October.

Kadokawa Group Publishing announced in October that an anime adaptation of Miyuki Abe's Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun fantasy manga re-imagining of Nansō Satomi Hakkenden is in the works.

The book distributor Taiyosha had listed in November 2010 that an anime film adaptation was in the works for Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden, Gosick author Kazuki Sakuraba's re-imagining of Nansō Satomi Hakkenden. The entertainment news source Oricon had reported in June 2010 that Gakuen Hakkenden, Kō Amami and Aki Kuruwa's fantasy romance boys-love manga re-imagining of Nansō Satomi Hakkenden, would have an anime adaptation.

The original Hakkenden novel already inspired the Hakkenden: Legend of the Dog Warriors video anime series (Geneon Entertainment) and the 1999 science-fiction television anime re-imagining, Shin Hakkenden.

Update: Video link updated.


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