Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san Manga About Kyoto's Geisha Quarter Gets Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The public television broadcaster NHK announced on Tuesday that Aiko Koyama's Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san (Makanai in the Maiko Lodge) manga is inspiring an anime. NHK will reveal more details about the anime at a later date. It is also streaming a promotional video on its website.
The manga's story is set in Kyoto's "hanamachi" geisha quarter. Here, after geisha finish their work late at night, they spend the night resting at a lodge to prepare for the next day. The story centers on Kiyo, an Aomori native who works as a cook in a geisha lodge in Kyoto after finishing junior high school and leaving home. She also has a friend named Sumire who is a maiko, or apprentice geisha.
The manga recently won the Best Shōnen Manga award in the 65th Shogakukan Manga Awards in January earlier this year.