News Omamori Himari Manga Gets TV Anime Green-Lit
posted on 2009-04-07 04:58 EDT by Egan Loo
The wraparound cover band on the fifth volume of Milan Matra's Omamori Himari manga (and the included April edition of the fold-up "Age Comic Information" flyer) announced this month that a television anime adaptation of the manga has been green-lit. The slapstick romantic comedy centers around an ordinary 16-year-old high school boy named Yūto Amakawa who is protected by a spirit — specifically, a beautiful, sword-wielding cat girl spirit named Himari. Yūto is descended from a family that has subjugated demons since time immemorial. The charm that once protected him is now impotent, but fortunately, at that same moment, Himari appears before him as his new guardian.
The next issue of Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine will provide more details on the anime project on April 9. The "slightly risque cat ghost story" manga has been running in Dragon Age since 2006. The author's afterword on the most recent volume thanks "Studio Hibari-san," the anime studio behind dozens of titles including Venus Versus Virus, Petite Cossette, Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!!, and Major.
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