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Asakiyumemishi - The Tale of Genji Manga Gets Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Waki Yamato's historical shōjo story heads to Fuji TV's Noitamina slot in January

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.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun via Moon Phase Comments, Saishin Anime Jōhō

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