Mari Okada, Nao Emoto's O Maidens in Your Savage Season Manga Gets TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime studio Lay-duce opened a website on Friday to announce that Mari Okada and Nao Emoto's O Maidens in Your Savage Season (Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo) manga is inspiring a television anime series.
Emoto released an illustration to commemorate the announcement.
Masahiro Ando (Sword of the Stranger, Hanasaku Iroha - Blossoms for Tomorrow, Sirius the Jaeger, Snow White with the Red Hair) and Takurō Tsukada (Our love has always been 10 centimeters apart., Fate/Grand Order: Moonlight/Lostroom) are directing the anime at Lay-duce, and Okada herself is writing the scripts. Kaori Ishii (animation director for The Eden of Grisaia, Rewrite) is in charge of the character designs.
Kodansha Comics announced in October that it had licensed the series, and it describes the story:
The girls in a high school literature club do a little icebreaker to get to know each other: answering the question, "What's one thing you want to do before you die?" One of the girls blurts out, "Sex." Little do they know, the whirlwind unleashed by that word pushes each of these girls, with different backgrounds and personalities, onto their own clumsy, funny, painful, and emotional paths toward adulthood.
Kodansha Comics will release the manga in English starting in April 2019.
Okada and Emoto launched O Maidens in Your Savage Season in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in December 2016, and Kodansha published the fifth volume on August 9. Kodansha will publish the manga's sixth volume on December 7. The title is the manga series debut of screenwriter Okada.
Okada has written and overseen scripts for such anime as Toradora!, A Lull in the Sea, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Kiznaiver, and Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan television anime. She recently made her directorial debut with her Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms anime film.
Emoto serialized her Forget Me Not romance manga, inspired by Mag Hsu's original Taiwanese novel Mǎzimen, from 2013 to 2016. Kodansha Comics also publishes Forget Me Not in English.