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A-1 Makes Nanana's Buried Treasure Novel's Anime Promo

posted on 2011-12-26 08:15 EST
Kazuma Ōtorino's award-winning novel about boy searching for ghost girl's hidden treasure

The anime studio A-1 Pictures produced and released a 3-minute promotional video for Kazuma Ōtorino's Ryūgajō Nanana no Maizōkin (Nanana's Buried Treasure) on Monday — one month before the novel itself will be published on January 30. The novel won the top prize in the 13th Enterbrain Entertainment Awards in September, and Enterbrain's Famitsu Bunko imprint is streaming the promotional video on its web magazine FBonline.

The story centers around the treasure of Nanana, a ghost who was once a beautiful but NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) girl. A boy named Jūgo was disowned by his father and forced to transfer to a high school on the "Special Student Zone," an artificial island. With only 40,000 yen (about US$500) a month to live on, Jūgo chooses a low-rent apartment that happens to be haunted by Nanana. Jūgo and members of the school's adventure club join a "treasure hunt royale" on the island for the Nanana Collection, a treasure that possesses a mysterious power.

In addition to the anime video, a manga miniseries will launch in Enterbrain's Weekly Famitsu magazine on January 19. Artist Akaringo is illustrating the original novel, while Naomichi Yamato storyboarded and shot the promotional video.

The Enterbrain Entertainment Awards (Entame Taishō) were created in 1998 to foster new creators in novels and manga. The winner of the editors' special award in the eighth year was Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts. A-1 Pictures' numerous other works include Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai., Fairy Tail, and Black Butler.

Source: Presepe, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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