News Skip Beat! Shōjo Manga Confirmed for TV Anime in Fall
posted on 2008-06-19 11:59 EDT
The Japanese media production company Pony Canyon has confirmed on Friday that Yoshiki Nakamura's Skip Beat! shōjo manga will be animated for television this fall. The story revolves around a teenaged girl named Kyōko who followed her childhood friend Shō to Tokyo as he pursues his dream of becoming a star. Despite playing housekeeper and taking care of Shō, Kyōko overhears Shō dismissing her as a boring nobody. Furious, Kyōko vows to also become a singer and defeat Shō.
Kiyoko Sayama (Angel Sanctuary, Pretear, Princess Tutu, Vampire Knight) will direct the animators at Hal Film Maker (Angel Sanctuary, Pretear, Princess Tutu), while Mayori Sekijima (Angel Sanctuary, Clamp School, Petite Cossette) will oversee the scripts. Hakusensha has been publishing the manga in Hana to Yume magazine, and 6 million copies of the 18 current volumes have been published so far. Viz Media will ship the 13th volume of the manga in North America in two weeks.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō
Image © Yoshiki Nakamura, Hakusensha/LME Love Me Section