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Takako Shimura's Happy-Go-Lucky Days Romance Manga Gets Anime Film Early Next Summer

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A website opened on Wednesday to announce that an anime adaptation has been green-lit for Takako Shimura's Happy-Go-Lucky Days (Dōnika Naru Hibi) manga. The anime will open in Japanese theaters for a limited screening run early next summer.


The manga is an omnibus of stories about everyday life, themed around romance that is sometimes sweet, sometimes painful. The manga ran in Ohta Publishing's Manga Erotics F magazine from 2002 to 2004, and Ohta Publishing is selling a revised compilation of the manga in two volumes.

Takuya Satō (Kase-san and Morning Glories, Fragtime) is directing the anime at LIDEN FILMS Kyoto Studio, and Koji Aritomi (On Your Mark, Naruto Shippūden, Pokemon 3 - The Movie) is serving as technical director. Satō, Yasunori Ide (Hanaukyo Maid-tai, Leviathan: The Last Defense), and Yoriko Tomita (As Miss Beelzebub Likes) co-wrote the screenplay, and Haruka Sagawa (Monster Strike: A Rhapsody Called Lucy -The Very First Song-, Sorcery in the Big City) designed the characters.

Sachie Nakamura (BeLoop) is the color key artist. Yutaka Ito is credited with art concept, and Yukihiro Saitō is the art director. Junpei Takatsu is the compositing director of photography, and Mai Hasegawa (editz) is editing. Pony Canyon is distributing the anime.

Shimura's Wandering Son and Sweet Blue Flowers manga also inspired anime.

Sources: Happy-Go-Lucky Days anime's website, Comic Natalie


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