Japan's 1st Cat Anime Magazine Features Nyanko-sensei

posted on 2016-10-20 16:47 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

A special extra November issue of Gakken's Animedia magazine went on sale in Japan on October 3 under the title Nyankomedia. The issue marks the launch of Japan's first magazine dedicated to information about cat characters in anime.

The magazine aims to appeal to both cat lovers and anime fans. The cover of the first issue features Takashi Natsume and Nyanko-sensei from the Natsume's Book of Friends television anime series. Nyanko-sensei has appeared in Animedia's top 20 ranking of popular anime characters for many years. The anime's fifth season launched in Japan on October 5.

The magazine includes a special 50-page feature article about Nyanko-sensei and Natsume's Book of Friends. The issue features gravure photos and interviews with Hiroshi Kamiya, voice of Natsume, and Kazuhiko Inoue, voice of Nyanko-sensei. The feature also includes interviews with the anime's chief director Takahiro Ōmori, director Kotomi Deai, staff in charge of series composition Sadayuki Murai, character designer Akira Takata, monster designer Tatsuo Yamada, art director Yukihiro Shibutani, music composer Makoto Yoshimori, opening theme song performer Sasanomaly, and ending theme song artist Aimer.

The issue celebrates Nyanko-sensei's appearance in the opening animation, ending animation, and eyecatches of the anime's first four seasons. The popular cat appears in about 200 cuts in the magazine.

The inaugural issue of Nyankomedia includes a feature about Servamp's Kuro with a pinup illustration of him. The contract-forming cats of RIN-NE get their own feature with cast and staff interviews. Mr. Osomatsu's Ichimatsu and his feline friends also appear in the magazine. Fall cat anime recommendations, cat cafe recommendations, and an article from a vet specializing in cats round out the issue.

The regular November issue of Animedia shipped in Japan on October 8.

Source: Biglobe News

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