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Masakazu Ishiguro's Tengoku Dai Makyō Manga Gets 30-Second Animated Video

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga by And Yet the Town Moves creator launched in January

The official website website for Kodansha's Afternoon magazine began streaming an animated promotional video for Masakazu Ishiguro's new Tengoku Dai Makyō manga on Monday. The video commemorates the launch of the manga's first compiled book volume, which also shipped on the same day.

The site also posted design sheets for the two characters (Maru and the older woman) shown in the video.

Tasuku Watanabe (The Place Promised in Our Early Days, The Garden of Words, your name. background artist) directed the video. Utsushita from the Minakata Kenkyūjo animation circle is credited as animation producer, animation director, and key animator. Minakata Kenkyūjo is credited for animation production. Norimasa Teramoto (Anime-Gataris) is credited for photography. Shōta Ueno is credited for second key animation.

The in-betweeners include Yukiko Kawakita, Marika Shiota, Yūta Suzuki, and Yurie Gotō. Kiyomitsu Aoki (Zunda Horizon) is credited for production cooperation, and Wao World is credited for animation production cooperation. Yuki Kurihara (Jashin-chan Dropkick) composed the music. Yoshiaki Tokunaga is credited for sound effects, and Yoshitada Fukuhara is credited for sound production. Hiroshi Utsumi is credited as producer.

Ishiguro launched the manga in Afternoon on January 25. The manga is set in two distinct worlds. Tokio lives with other children inside a world surrounded by a beautiful wall, but one day he receives a message that reads, "Do you want to go outside?" Meanwhile, a boy named Maru travels with an older woman, eking out a meager existence in a ruined world as they search for "paradise."

Ishiguro ended his And Yet the Town Moves (Sore de mo Machi wa Mawatteiru) in December 2016 after 11 years. JManga once carried the manga, but Crunchyroll later began simultaneously publishing the manga digitally in English. The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in Japan in October 2010, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on home video.

Source: Afternoon's official website, Morning's YouTube channel

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