NHK Premieres Otona Joshi no Anime Time for Women

posted on by Egan Loo
Gargoyles animator, K-ON! scriptwriter adapt story from prize-winning author Kei Yuikawa

The Japanese public broadcaster NHK and the production company CuriouScope are premiering a new anime program called Otona Joshi no Anime Time on Friday at 12:15 a.m. The anime is aimed at women, and the first 25-minute installment, "Kawamo o Suberu Kaze" (A Wind Skimming the River's Surface), adapts a story from the book Yamu Tsuki by Naoki Prize-winning author Kei Yuikawa.

In the story, 33-year-old Kanazawa native Noriko (actress Misato Tanaka) had decided long ago not to accept an ordinary, provincial life for herself. So, she had gone to college in Tokyo, worked on her own, married a man at an elite trading firm, and had a child. She has just returned home from five years abroad with her husband and four-year-old son. However, she senses a large emptiness in her heart since coming back. Moreover, there is a man who shares a big secret with Noriko.

Hiroshi Kawamata (Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman vs Baikinman!?, Gargoyles animator) is directing the project at The Answer Studio. Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Bakuman., The Cat Returns) wrote the script, and pianist Mine Kawakami (Morizo and Kiccoro) composed the music.

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