GJ-bu Chūtō-bu School Light Novels Get TV Anime
posted on 2012-07-09 08:01 EDT by Egan Loo
A flyer for Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint is revealing that television anime adaptations of Shin Araki's GJ-bu Chūtō-bu (GJ Club, Junior High School Division) light novel series and Wataru Watari's Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. (My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected.) light novel series have been green-lit.
Araki launched the original GJ-bu moe light novel series as the "first four-panel novel" in 2010; each of the nine volumes contains 36 short stories about high school students, and each story is only four pages long with illustrations by Aruya.
The GJ-bu Chūtō-bu spinoff series launched this past April with a focus on Kasumi Shinomiya, the middle school girl who is the high-spirited sister of the main GJ-bu novels' protagonist Kyōya. She and two other sisters of GJ-bu characters — Geraldine Bernstein and the mysterious Seira Amatsuka — star in their own set of 36 four-page "Sisters" short stories. The second GJ-bu Chūtō-bu volume is shipping this month.