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Arata: The Legend Anime's 1st Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-12-18 08:30 EST
Shōnen fantasy by Fushigi Yuugi's Yuu Watase to air in Japan next spring

The official website for the Arata Kangatari (Arata Kangatari) anime began streaming the first promotional video for the upcoming anime adapted from Yuu Watase's manga on Tuesday.

The anime will begin airing in Japan next spring.

Watase launched the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in 2008 and it is still running in the magazine. Viz Media publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

In a mythical world where humans and gods co-exist, Arata has the unfortunate honor of being the successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan. This means he has to pretend to be a girl or face death if his true gender is discovered! On the day of his inauguration, an assassination plot forces him to flee - and he somehow winds up in modern-day Japan! Meanwhile, a boy named Arata Hinohara gets sucked into the first Arata's world and finds himself dealing with people after his life!

Watase's Ceres: Celestial Legend and Fushigi Yugi manga also inspired a television anime series.

Update: The following are in the staff:

Director: Kenji Yasuda Series Series Supervisor: Mayori Sekijima Character Design: Masahiro Aizawa Animation Production: Satelight


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