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Angel Beats/P4's Kishi Directs Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita

posted on by Egan Loo
AIC A.S.T.A. to animate with Steins;Gate designer, Katanagatari head writer

Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint is announcing that Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Persona 4 The Animation) is directing next summer's Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita television anime series at the anime studio AIC A.S.T.A. (Heaven's Lost Property, Persona 4 The Animation). Kyuuta Sakai (Steins;Gate, When They Cry - Higurashi) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. Makoto Uezu (Katanagatari, School Days) is in charge of the series scripts.

In addition, two new manga adaptations of Romeo Tanaka's original light novel series will start in Monthly Ikki and Monthly Comic Alive magazines.

The story is set several centuries into the slow decline of mankind. Earth has now become the realm of "fairies" — 10-centimeter-tall (about 4-inch-tall) creatures with remarkable intelligence. The human protagonist of the story serves an important duty as the international arbitrator between the fairies and humans, and she returns to her former hometown of Kusunoki. She chose this job because she thought it was an easy job she can do, even when she is as old as her grandfather. However, she learns that her job is anything but simple when she meets the fairies.

The light novels were originally illustrated by Tōru Yamasaki, but illustrator Sunaho Tobe (Zettai Shonen) replaced Yamasaki after the anime was announced.

[Via earl.box]

Images © Romeo Tanaka/Shogakukan

Update: More information added.

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