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Senryū Shōjo Manga Gets Spring 2019 TV Anime With Kana Hanazawa

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Masato Jinbo, CONNECT adapt Masakuni Igarashi manga about girl who can only speak in senryū poems

Kodansha announced on Thursday that Masakuni Igarashi's Senryū Shōjo (Senryū Girl) manga will get a television anime adaptation that will premiere next spring. Kana Hanazawa will star in the anime as protagonist Nanako Yukishiro.

The first 2019 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine revealed on Wednesday that the manga will have an important announcement on December 12.

Masato Jinbo (Shomin Sample, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!, Restaurant to Another World) is directing the anime at CONNECT, and is also credited for supervising the series scripts. Maki Hashimoto (animation director on Restaurant to Another World, BONJOUR Sweet Love Patisserie, Yona of the Dawn) is designing the characters.

The manga centers on Nanako Yukishiro and Eiji Busujima. Nanako is a girl who can only communicate what she wants to say by using senryū (a poetry style similar to haiku more focused on humor). Eiji is an intimidating but kind boy who is a member of the school literature club. The manga tells the story of the pair's cheerful everyday interactions through 17 syllables.

Igarashi launched the manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in October 2016. Kodansha published the manga's sixth compiled book volume on September 14, and will ship the seventh volume on December 17. The series has more than 450,000 copies in print. The manga ranked at #16 in the printed manga category of this year's Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards in August.

Sources: Senryū Shōjo anime's website, Twitter account, MoCa News

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