Kūchū Buranko Short Stories Get TV Anime Green-Lit (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine will announce on Friday that a television anime adaptation of Hideo Okuda's Kūchū Buranko (Trapeze) short story collection has been green-lit. The collection is Okuda's second book featuring the psychiatrist protagonist Ichirō Irabu and his various patients — the title refers to the first story about a circus artist who can no longer perform. The book won the prestigious 131st Naoki Prize in 2004.
The TV anime adaptation will premiere in October in Fuji TV's popular late-night Noitamina timeslot. For the project, director Kenji Nakamura will reunite with his Ayakashi - Samurai Horror Tales (Bakeneko) and Mononoke character designer/chief animation director Takashi Hashimoto at Toei Animation.
Update: The third Nodame Cantabile anime series was originally slated to premiere in the same Noitamina slot in October. However, Nodame Cantabile: Finale has since been rescheduled for a television premiere in January of 2010.
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