Guin Saga Novels to be Animated for TV Next Spring
posted on by Egan Loo
The Internet retail website Rakuten Books is displaying the wraparound jacket band on Kaoru Kurimoto's 122nd and latest Guin Saga novel, which ships on Thursday and confirms that the story will be animated for television next spring. The heroic adventure series follows a "Conan-esque" character named Guin with a leopard mask on a fantasy land.
The first arc, the Marshes Episode, focuses on Guin's escape from invading Mongaul armies while he protects the young twin heirs of a defeated country. The series began in 1979, and Hayakawa Shobo has published 26 million copies since then. Famed artists Naoyuki Kato, Yoshitaka Amano, Jun Suemi, and Shinobu Tanno have drawn illustrations for the books.
Micott & Basara, one of the investors in the Appleseed movies, had announced plans to produce a Guin Saga anime movie with Group TAC and Tenro Production in 2005, but no updates on that project had been released until now. Vertical has published the first five novel volumes and Hajime Sawada's manga version of The Guin Saga in North America.