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Japanese News Show to Air New Tamayura Anime Footage

posted on 2012-03-02 08:20 EST
Today's Close-up program to cover "pilgrimages" by anime fans

The official blog of the Tamayura - Hitotose anime announced on Friday that Today's Close-up (Close-up Gendai), a news magazine program from the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, will air a feature on Tamayura on March 7. In addition, the feature will include new Tamayura anime footage created specifically for Today's Close-up.

The Tamayura feature is part of the episode's overall coverage of "pilgrimages" that anime fans take to towns depicted in anime. Today's Close-up just aired a feature on the virtual Vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku on February 28.

The Tamayura - Hitotose anime follows a girl named Fū Sawatari (voiced by Ayana Taketatsu) after she moves to Takehara, a town that was her late father's childhood home in Hiroshima Prefecture near the Seto Inland Sea. Tamayura is the third "healing anime" from prolific director Junichi Sato after Aria and Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~. He first developed Tamayura as a four-episode video series in 2010, and it then turned into a television anime series that ran from October to December of last year.

[Via Ota-Suke]

Image © 2011 Junichi Sato, TYA/Tamayura Production Committee


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