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Kuragehime Women's Manga Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Akiko Higashimura's story of all-female-otaku apartments with 1 special guest

This year's fourth issue of Kodansha's Kiss magazine has announced on Wednesday that a television anime adaptation of Akiko Higashimura's Kuragehime women's manga has been green-lit. The staff and cast of the anime have yet to be announced, but it will air in Fuji TV's popular late-night Noitamina timeslot.

The story centers around Tsukimi Kurashita, a huge fan of jellyfish (kurage, a wordplay on the "kura/mi" and "tsuki/ge" in her name) and a girl who moves to Tokyo to become an illustrator. She moves into "Amamizukan," an apartment complex that is full of fujoshi (diehard female otaku) with a no-men-allowed rule. However, one day, Tsukimi invites a stylishly fashionable woman to stay at her room at Amamizukan — only to discover that the guest is not who "she" seems to be.

Higashimura launched the manga in Kiss magazine in 2008, and the fourth compiled book volume will ship in Japan next month. The manga was nominated for the 3rd Manga Taisho Awards, and Higashimura was already honored with nominations during the first two years of the awards for her earlier Himawari - Kenichi Legend and Mama ha Tenparist works.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Update: More background information added.

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