Tonari no 801-chan's TV Anime Plans Reportedly Shelved

posted on by Egan Loo
Mascot's blog entry on anime is deleted, along with pages on TBS, Ohzora's sites

The official blog of the Misonobashi 801 Shopping Center's Yaoi-chan mascot — the green furry creature that plays a central role in the Tonari no 801-chan manga — reported on Wednesday that the manga's television anime plans have been shelved. However, this August 27 blog entry was deleted with no explanation by the next day. The Moon Phase Comments blog notes that the TBS broadcasting station's official website has also deleted its information on the television anime within the last few days. Similarly, the manga's publisher Ohzora Publishing Co. has removed the page about the television anime from its website.

Ohzora's deleted 801-chan page had revealed less than two weeks ago that Kyoto Animation (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Clannad, Lucky Star) would be producing the anime for a 2009 broadcast. The television anime plans were first announced on the wraparound jacket band on the third manga volume, and that jacket band still remains on copies in bookstores throughout Japan. The original Tonari no 801-chan manga blog depicts the everyday life of a girl who happens to have a boys-love obsession and an otaku boyfriend. The girl's boys-love obsession is personified by the green 801-chan mascot.

Thank you to dormcat for the news tip.

Image © 2007 Misonobashi801 Shopping Center Promotion Association

Update: Replaced the word "tabled," whose meaning is different depending on the English dialect, with the word "shelved" for clarity's sake. Thanks, nargun.

This article has a follow-up: TBS Acknowledges Tonari no 801-chan's Cancellation (2008-08-29 06:53)
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