News Maria Holic Manga Confirmed to Get TV Anime
posted on 2008-08-07 06:42 EDT
The September issue (on sale on August 10) of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine will confirm that Minari Endo's Maria Holic romantic comedy manga will be animated for television in Japan. The story centers on a sophomore named Kanako who enrolls in all-girls school because she has a phobia of men and wants to find her destined yuri partner. She meets a captivating freshman named Mariya who fits her criteria — except her seemingly ideal mate happens to be a cross-dressing sadistic boy.
The manga has been running in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine since 2006, and three compiled volumes have been published. There has already been a drama CD released last month that features Aya Hirano (Kanako) and Yu Kobayashi (Mariya), but the anime cast is still to be determined. Akiyuki Shinbo (Le Portrait de Petit Cossette, Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei) will direct off the scripts that will be supervised by Masahiro Yokotani (Reideen, World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin). Hideyuki Morioka (Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei, Pani Poni Dash!) will design the characters that the Shaft studio (Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei, Pani Poni Dash!) will animate. Genco is producing the project.
Another manga that Endo drew, Hatenkō Yugi, has already been adapted as a television series earlier this year; the North American publisher Tokyopop released the first eight volumes of this manga under the title Dazzle.
Source: Moon Phase Comments
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