Kono Danshi/This Boy's 5th Work Revealed as 2016 TV Project
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Soubi Yamamoto's Kono Danshi/This Boy project opened a teaser site on Saturday to reveal the fifth work in the project: Kono Danshi, Mahō ga Oshigoto Desu. (This Boy, Works With Magic). The work is listed as a TV project that will air in 2016, but the site does not mention if the project will be a special or a series, or if it will be animated. The website features an announcement image (pictured below).
The Kono Danshi. series had held an event in Hiroshima on Sunday that screened the three anime works in the franchise, and also included a talk event with Yamamoto. The same event will be held in Okayama on Monday.
As a 21-year-old, Yamamoto made her scriptwriting and directorial debut in 2011 with the first 28-minute Kono Danshi anime, Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu. (This Boy Can Fight Aliens!). Her followup, Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita. (This Boy Caught a Merman), was released in 2012. In 2013, the third installment titled Kono Danshi, Akunin to Yobaremasu. (This Boy Is Called A Scoundrel) was released as a drama CD. The fourth project, the Kono Danshi, Sekika ni Nayandemasu (This Boy Is Worrying About Crystalization) original anime DVD (OAD), shipped in Japan in December 2014. CoMix Wave Inc. produced all three anime works.
Sentai Filmworks licensed and released both This Boy Caught a Merman and This Boy Can Fight Aliens! for North America.
Yamamoto also directed the 13-episode Meganebu! TV anime series in 2013. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series in North America on home video.
Image © Soubi Yamamoto / CoMix Wave Films
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