Sword Art Online: Progressive Manga Artist's Twitter Art Gets Anime Shorts
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan began streaming a short anime adaptation of Kiseki Himura's weekly Getsuyōbi no Tawawa (Tawawa on Monday) illustrations on Monday. The anime follows a salaryman who has a chance meeting with a girl named Ai on the train. They begin to meet every Monday on the train, with the man serving as her "bodyguard" on the crowded commute while they chat.
New episodes of the short will appear every Monday, for a total of 12 episodes. Sayaka Harada voices Ai, while Junji Majima voices the man. Kōichi Sōma voices the announcer.
Hiroyuki Yoshii is designing the characters. Kosuke Murayama is directing the anime at PINE JAM, and is also drawing the storyboards. Takashi Mamezuka is the animation director. Ryo Takahashi is credited for the production desk, and Daisuke Kobayashi is credited for production advancement. Akiko Kikuchi and Hiroki Matsumoto are the art directors, while Mayuko Koyama is credited with art design. Ryotaro Nakano is director of photography, and Yasuji Sakagami is credited with color design. Jin Aketagawa is credited for sound direction, and Yoshiaki Dewa is composing the music. Shinsaku Tanaka and Yasutomo Suzuki are credited with planning.
Harada performs the theme song "Otome no Tawawa" as Ai.
Himura publishes new illustrations for the series every Monday on his Twitter account, and has so far drawn 86 illustrations. Himura also draws the Sword Art Online: Progressive manga. Yen Press published the manga's fourth volume on March 22.
[Via Hachima Kikō]
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