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Animator: Work Scheduled on Title Called A Channel (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
No anime announced yet for bb Kuroda's 4-panel manga about 4 high school girls

Animator Satoshi Kubo (Eureka Seven, Fullmetal Alchemist, Guin Saga) revealed on his mixi social networking service account on Tuesday that he would be working on two titles on his schedule starting this week: Mitsudomoe and A-Channel. The television anime adaptation of the Mitsudomoe manga has been airing in Japan since July, but an anime titled A-Channel has yet to be formally announced. Kubo noted that he has not seen the storyboards for either title yet.

An artist named bb Kuroda has been drawing a four-panel manga called A-Channel in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat magazine since 2008, and Houbunsha published one book volume (pictured below) last December. The story revolves around the everyday life of four high school girls: the flighty Run, the reckless Tōru, the timid Yūko, and the level-headed Nagi.

Kuroda had previously revealed on his mixi account in July that he refused work on a new Super Robot Wars anime project, citing the involvement of "Ōbari-san." Later that month, ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Hobby Magazine confirmed that a new Super Robot Wars television anime series called Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector will premiere this fall with director Masami Ōbari.

[Via Temple Knights]

Update: Kubo indicated in the comment section of his Tuesday entry in mixi that Mitsudomoe will run for one kūru (one quarter of a year), go on hiatus for another kūru, and then run again for a second kūru.

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