SoreMachi, T.P. Sakura, Hagio Manga Previews Posted
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japanese television station TBS has begun streaming a promotional video for the television anime adaptation of Masakazu Ishiguro's Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru (SoreMachi) comedy manga on Tuesday. The video had previously run during Tokyo's Comic Market 78 event this past weekend. The comedy story centers around Seaside, a slightly odd maid tea shop (kissa) in an otherwise ordinary shopping district of a mundane neighborhood in Tokyo. (Despite the addition of maids, Seaside is a traditional kissa, instead of one of the maid cafés made popular elsewhere.) Hotori Arashiyama works at Seaside and daydreams about being a high school girl detective. She, the other workers, and Seaside's few customers have various slice-of-life adventures. The anime will premiere in Japan on October 7.
The multimedia developer Circus has begun streaming a 69-second promotional video for the T.P. Sakura ~Time Paladin Sakura~ Jikū Bōeisen game and anime project on the YouTube website this week. The project is a spinoff from the developer's D.C. ~Da Capo~ franchise and features the Sakura Yoshino character as a seemingly ordinary third grader with secret special powers. The first of two volumes will ship in Japan on November 25, and the final volume will ship on January 27.
The Publishers Weekly trade magazine is hosting excerpts of four manga from A Drunken Dream and Other Stories, a story story collection from acclaimed shōjo and science-fiction manga creator Moto Hagio (A,A', They Were Eleven, "Hanshin"). Matt Thorn edited the book, and Fantagraphics will ship it in North America on September 27.
Thanks to Cloud666 for the news tip.
Image © Masakazu Ishiguro, Shonen Gahosha/SoreMachi Production Committee