News Asakiyumemishi - The Tale of Genji Manga Gets Anime
posted on 2008-08-29 00:00 EDT by Egan Loo
An animated television adaptation of Waki Yamato's Asakiyumemishi - The Tale of Genji historical shōjo manga has been green-lit. The manga adapts Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, a classic in Japanese literature about the lives of a motherless prince and his descendants. The 11-episode anime series will debut on Fuji TV's popular late night Noitamina timeslot next January, which is when the Nodame Cantabile: Paris anime series is expected to end. The 13 volumes of the Asakiyumemishi manga have sold 17 million copies since the original 1979-1993 run in Kodansha's mimi and mimi Excellent magazines.