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P.A. Works to Produce HaruChika Anime Based on Mystery Novel Series

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Tari Tari's Masakazu Hashimoto directs 2016 "wind instrument youth mystery" anime

Kadokawa announced on Friday that P.A. Works (Shirobako, Tari Tari, Angel Beats!) is adapting Sei Hatsuno's HaruChika "wind instrument youth mystery" novel series into an anime. The HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru anime will premiere in 2016.

Masakazu Hashimoto (Tari Tari, Soul Eater Not! Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva) is directing the anime. Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman., K-ON!, Yowamushi Pedal, Tamako Market) is handling the series composition, Namaniku ATK (Chaika the Coffin Princess) is in charge of the original character design, and Asako Nishida (Love Live! School idol project, Vampire Knight, Angel Links) is adapting those designs for animation.

The original novels revolve around two high school students named Haruta and Chika, who are members of a wind instrument club that is on the verge of being shut down. The two are childhood friends, and they spend their days practicing hard while also trying to recruit new members. When a certain incident happens within their school, they work together to solve it.

The main characters are:

Chika Homura, a first year high school student. She is a flute player and a member of the wind instrument club whose dream is to go to the "Koshien" of wind music competitions, the "Fumonkan." She is worried about the love triangle she is in with Haruta.

Haruta Kamijō, a first year high school student. He is Chika's childhood friend. He is a horn player who has a perfect outward appearance and a clear mind. He worries about the love triangle he is in with Chika.

Hatsuno released the first novel in the series in 2008, and Kadokawa published the fourth novel in 2012. Kadokawa plans to release a new novel titled Wakusei Karon (Planet Karon) this summer.

Images © 2016 Sei Hatsuno / Kadokawa / HaruChika Production Committee

Sources: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, Ota-Suke

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