Love Junkies' Hatsuki: Gainax's Sadon-Desu Anime 'Probably' in 2014
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Love Junkies manga creator Kyo Hatsuki revealed last week that an anime adaptation of her Sadon-Desu manga with Gainax's Nowa will "probably" be green-lit for next year. Hatsuki talked about the project during the concert with her band Yubitsuki Panda. She is pictured at the far left in this photograph alongside band member Emi Uwagawa (Dynasty Warriors video game series' Sun Shangxiang).
The event took place last Saturday at the Naked Loft in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Also in attendance at the concert were manga creators Yūji Takemura (Gifū Dōdō!! Naoe Kanetsugu -Maeda Keiji Sake-gatari) and Kouji Seo (A Town Where You Live/Kimi no Iru Machi). Hatsuki and Uwagawa have been active as the band Yubitsuki Panda since 2009.
The original Sadon-Desu four-panel manga revolves around Koume, a girl who enters a private high school. She hears from her friend Sasuga that if she enters the tea ceremony club, she can eat snacks. They bring along their classmates Mikaeru (the kanji for her name means "angel," but is read as Michael) and Momiji to join the club with her. The president of the club is second-year student Ayame. (The sports phrase "sudden death" is pronounced the same way as the manga's title in Japanese, but written in katakana characters as opposed to the manga title's hiragana.)
Gainax had revealed its plans to adapt the manga into an anime at its booth at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) in March, but Gainax producer Tomoko Saitō (Medaka Box) informed ANN that the project had not been green-lit yet, and was still collecting funds.