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TBS, Diomedea Cancel Production of Girlish Number Shura Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime based on 4-panel spinoff manga was originally announced in April 2017

TBS and diomedéa announced on Thursday that they have cancelled production of the Girlish Number Shura anime. The anime would have adapted spinoff manga of the same name based on Wataru Watari (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected novel series author) and artist QP:flapper's Girlish Number anime series.

The companies explained that guaranteeing the quality and schedule of the production became difficult, and maintaining the staff also became an issue, and so the production committee decided to cancel the project.

Shin Ikezawa (Charlotte) and Yū Tsurusaki (Charlotte) launched the manga in August 2016 as an alternate absurdist take on the original story. The manga reimagines the story's aspiring voice actress characters in different situations, such as Chitose Karasuma becoming a mushroom farmer, Kazuha Shibasaki playing Little Red Riding Hood, and Yae Kugayama dealing with a killer gorilla.

Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Magazine serialized the manga from August to November 2016, and Kadokawa published its compiled book volume, in full color with added content, in November 2016.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the original television anime, and it describes the series:

College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose's mind, she's poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there's more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.

The original television anime premiered in Japan in October 2016. Crunchyroll, The Anime Network service, and Viewster all streamed the series.

Project GN is credited with the show's original work. Wataru Watari (My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected novel series author) is credited with the original plan and series composition, and QP:flapper designed the original characters. Shota Ibata (episode director for Medaka Box, Kan Colle, The Mystic Archives of Dantalian) directed the television anime at diomedéa, and Sumie Kinoshita (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian, +Tic Elder Sister) adapted QP:flapper's character designs for animation. The main female cast — consisting of Sayaka Senbongi, Kaede Hondo, Yui Ishikawa, Eri Suzuki, and Saori Ōnishi — performed both the opening theme song "Bloom," and the ending theme song "Ima wa Mijikashi Yume Miyo Otome," under the group name "Girlish Number."

Source: Girlish Number anime's website via Yaraon!

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