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Gainax's Fukushima Studio Animates Shorts of Warlord Date Masamune

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"Masamune Datenicle" to promote Date City by showing warlord when he was young

Anime studio Gainax announced on Friday that it will produce a two-episode anime short project titled "Masamune Datenicle" that will promote the city of Date in Fukushima Prefecture. Each episode will be 15 minutes long.

The coming-of-age battle story will center on the famous 17th-century Japanese warlord Date Masamune when he was young. The Date clan took its name from the Date region of the former Mutsu province, which comprises part of the modern-day city of Date.

The anime will be the first in the city's "Kirari na Wonder Project" (Twinkling Wonder Project), which aims to highlight tourist attractions and the appeal of the region.

Gainax's newly founded Fukushima studio will work on the anime, and will complete it at the end of March. The anime will have a private screening in April, and will also screen in anime events, with character goods planned.

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