News Kami-sama no Memo-chō, Ro-Kyu-Bu! Anime TV Ads Posted
posted on 2011-06-22 08:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Warner Brothers Japan began streaming two television commercials for its Kami-sama no Memo-chō and Ro-Kyu-Bu! television anime series on Wednesday. Kami-sama no Memo-chō will premiere on July 2, while Ro-Kyu-Bu! will premiere on July 1.
Mel Kishida drew the illustrations for Hikaru Sugii's Kami-sama no Memo-chō mystery light novel series, the basis for the anime of the same name. In this story, "NEET Detective" Alice and high school boy Narumi Fujishima work to resolve problems and mysteries surrounding the lives of NEETs (people Not in Education, Employment, or Training).
Sagu Aoyama's original Ro-Kyu-Bu! light novel series inspired the upcoming anime, and Tinkle created the concept art. The story surrounds a teenaged boy's deepening bonds with the young team he mentors. After basketball team activities are suspended at his own high school, Subaru Hasegawa becomes the coach of an elementary school girls' basketball team.
Warner Brothers Japan has participated in the production and distribution for several anime films and original video anime projects such as The Sky Crawlers and Summer Wars, while the English-language side of the company has licensed and distributed many anime movies, including several Pokémon movies and a few television series. However, it is rarer for Warner Brothers Japan to be directly involved in television anime projects in Japan.