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Atashin'chi Comedy Manga Made into 3D Theatrical Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
40-minute film of typical Japanese family to open on November 13

A 3D theatrical anime adaptation of Eiko Kera's ATASHIn'CHI comedy manga will open in Japan on November 13. The manga follows the everyday life of a high school girl named Mikan and her family — her homemaker mother (pictured at right), her salaryman father, and her younger brother Yuzuhiko.

The manga has been running in the Sunday edition of the Yomiuri Shimbun paper since 1994, and there are 9.9 million copies of the 15 currently compiled book volumes. The manga already inspired a television anime series (pictured at left) that aired from 2002 to September of 2009. The upcoming 40-minute film is actually the second ATASHIn'CHI film, since a traditionally animated ATASHIn'CHI film premiered in 2003.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

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