News Gainax to Animate Dantalian no Shoka Light Novel
posted on 2010-06-28 09:42 EDT by Egan Loo
The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten's The Sneaker magazine is confirming on Wednesday that the studio Gainax is producing the anime adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo's Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian (Dantalian no Shoka) light novel series. In this story, a young man in 1920s London meets a girl who handles the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, the forbidden books of demonic wisdom.
Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga already revealed at California's FanimeCon last month that his studio's next work after the previously announced television series Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt would be more "refined" and set in 20th-century Great Britain. He then added in an ANN interview that it is based on a novel set in 1920s England and revolves around a boy and a girl who collect magical books. An April job listing had already revealed that Gainax is working on a new anime production from May to October, and the job listing indicated that the project is set in Great Britain from 1900 to 1930.