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Gingitsune Shinto Manga Gets TV Anime (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Sayori Ochiai's story of shrine priest's daughter & fox spirit that only she can see

The May issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine is announcing on Friday that a television anime adaptation of Sayori Ochiai's Gingitsune manga has been green-lit. The story is set at a small Shinto harvest shrine dating back to the Edo period. Makoto Saeki lives with her father (the head priest of the shrine) and Gintarō, a kitsune (fox spirit) who happens to be a messenger for the gods. Makoto also happens to be the only one who can see the shrine's kitsune. The manga follows the everyday life of Makoto and Gintarō as they act as the go-between for the gods and humans.

Ochiai launched the manga in Ultra Jump in 2008, and Shueisha published the eighth volume in January. The manga already inspired an audio adaptation (pictured below) in 2010. That version featured voice actress Kanae Itō as Makoto and voice actor Toshihiko Seki as Gintarō, although the cast for the anime has not been announced.The official website for the anime will be at gingitsune.net, a domain registred under Pony Canyon's name.

[Via 0takomu]

Update: The official website has opened and listed the staff. Shin Misawa (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo) is directing the anime at diomedéa. Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Yukikaze, Rosario + Vampire) is in charge of the series scripts, and Mayuko Matsumoto (animation director on Astarotte's Toy, Squid Girl) and Naomi Ide (Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) are both designing the characters.

Images © Sayori Ochiai/Shueisha, Gingitsune Production Committee
© Sayori Ochiai/Shueisha

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