Telepathy Shōjo Ran Novels Animated for TV in Japan
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The Japanese public television network NHK-Educational will be airing an anime adaptation of the Telepathy Shōjo Ran Jiken Note (The Case Notes of the Telepathy Girl Ran) children's novel series by Atsuko Asano (The Comedy Team) in the spring of 2008. The novels combine coming-of-age stories with supernatural mysteries and center around Ran, a spirited middle-school girl who happens to have extra-sensory perception. She discovers this ability when she meets a transfer student named Midori, a girl who has the same power. Before long, the two girls join Rui (Ran's childhood friend and potential boyfriend who also has a power) and start investigating mystery cases with their abilities.
According to the Famitsu media news website, NHK-Educational is planning to air the 26-episode adaptation under the name Telepathy Shōjo Ran (Telepathy Girl Ran), but the staff and cast have yet to be announced. Kodansha's Aoitori Bunko imprint has published eight novels in the series since 1999, and the ninth volume is being first serialized online. Wolf's Rain manga artist Toshitsugu Iida has been serializing a manga version in Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine, and four volumes have been compiled so far. The story has also been adapted into a drama CD. Asano also wrote the original novels for The Comedy Team (The Manzai) manga that Aurora Publishing, Inc. is releasing in English.
Source: Moon Phase