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Tawawa on Monday's Creator Comments on Anime's Removal From YouTube

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sword Art Online: Progressive manga artist Kiseki Himura will announce new stream when it is decided

Kiseki Himura posted statements his Twitter account on Tuesday regarding the removal of the first episode in the short anime of his Getsuyōbi no Tawawa (Tawawa on Monday) illustrations.

Kimura apologized for the late statement, and stated that he will not reupload the episode on his personal YouTube account, and will announce a new stream when it is decided. He also added that while he received many inquiries regarding the anime, the anime was a team effort, and he cannot answer all the inquiries by himself.

YouTube removed the video from NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan's YouTube channel on Monday. The short's former page now states that "this video has been removed for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines."

YouTube lists its guidelines, which restrict nudity or sexual content, harmful or dangerous content, violent or graphic content, copyright violations, hateful content, threats, spam, misleading metadata, and scams.

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.

NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan had planned to release a new episode 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. Kōsuke Murayama is directing the anime at PINE JAM, and is also drawing the storyboards. Takashi Mamezuka is the animation director. Ryō 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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