Studio Deen Animates Abe's Super Lovers TV Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The anime project adapting Miyuki Abe's boys-love manga Super Lovers launched an official Twitter account on Wednesday, and the account announced that the project would be a TV anime series. The account also revealed some of the anime's staff.
Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail, Tenbatsu Angel Rabbie, Log Horizon) will helm the TV anime at Studio DEEN. Yoshiko Nakamura (Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Hakuōki, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) is credited for series composition. Miki Takihara (Squid Girl, Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East, Yuri Kuma Arashi) is designing the characters.
The manga's story begins with a high school boy named Haru and his mother living overseas. His mother orders him to take care of and "civilize" his adoptive brother Ren, a wild young boy who dislikes talking with other people. While their relationship is adversarial at first, they grow closer as they begin to understand one another.
Abe (Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni kike!, Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun) launched Super Lovers in Kadokawa's Ciel magazine in 2010, but the series switched to Kadokawa's Emerald magazine in August 2014. Kadokawa published the manga's eighth compiled book volume on August 1.
Abe's Hakkenden: Tōhō Hakken Ibun manga spawned the Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East television anime, with a 13-episode first season in January 2013, and a 13-episode second season in July of the same year. Crunchyroll streamed both seasons as they aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks released both seasons in home video in North America.