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Atsuko Asano's No. 6 Novel Gets Noitamina TV Anime by Bones

posted on by Egan Loo
July anime based on science-fiction novel series by The Telepathy Girl Ran creator

The Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV announced in its Noitamina press conference on Friday that it will premiere a television anime adaptation of Atsuko Asano's No. 6 novel series in July. The anime studio Bones will produce the project. Asano had previously written the books that inspired The Comedy Team manga and The Telepathy Girl Ran anime.

The story is set in "No. 6," a future model city in 2013. Raised as a top-ranking elite since the age of 2, a boy named Shion lives in an exclusive area in No. 6. On the night of his 12th birthday, he rescues a boy who calls himself "Nezumi" ("Rat"). Nezumi ran away from the city's Special Security Area. From that moment on, Shion's life is changed forever...

Kodansha published the first novel volume of No. 6 in 2003, and the eighth volume shipped in 2009.

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō

Update: More background and story information added.

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