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Thermae Romae Comedy Anime's Promotional Video Posted

posted on by Kimberly Grace
Nyaruni/Reibai-Sensei's Azuma Tani directs Noitamina's 1st Flash anime at DLE

A promotional video for the Thermae Romae anime began streaming on the anime's official website on Friday, after first airing during Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block. The 16-second video notes that this adaptation of Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae comedy manga will run for three weekly episodes starting in January. The website also confirmed that Azuma Tani (Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft, Honto ni Atta! Reibai-Sensei) is directing Noitamina's first Flash anime (and Noitamina's first three-episode series) at DLE Inc. (Eagle Talon).

The anime will begin airing in Noitamina on January 12 at 24:45 (effectively January 13 at 12:45 a.m.). The separate live-action film will open on April 28, 2012.

Thermae Romae is a comedy about Lucius — an architect of public bath houses (thermae) in ancient Rome — who time-travels to various modern-day baths in Japan. Through manga and essay passages, Yamazaki explores the two cultures in the world "that have loved baths the most: the Japanese and the Romans!" Yamazaki launched the manga in 2008, and the third compiled book volume shipped on April 25.

Source: Comics Natalie

Update: Eagle Talon creator Frogman is serving as executive director.

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