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NeoSam 2009-02-21 06:41

Sora no Manimani
 
The seinen manga Sora no Manimani by Kashiwabara Mami will be getting a TV anime adaptation.

Official anime site:
http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/soramani/

Staff info:

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Director: Takamatsu Shinji
Character Design & General Animation Director: Watanabe Hajime
Animation Production: STUDIO COMET

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Manga info:

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宙のまにまに
Sora no Manimani

The manga is serialized in the seinen manga magazine Afternoon.
Currently there are 6 volumes released of this manga.

Covers:



From MangaUpdates:

Quote:

Saku Ooyagi returns to his old town after seven years and becomes reacquainted with a childhood friend, the ever-boisterous Mihoshi Akeno; but the reunion is far from merry since his last piece of memory between them is of her falling off a tree and him diving to save her. Regardless, Mihoshi focuses her all into improving their tattered relationship and forces Saku to join her astronomy club.
Mangaka: Kashiwabara Mami

Genre: Seinen, Comedy ,Romance
Themes: School

Nosauz 2009-02-21 20:11

sounds good, but looking at the source material of 5 vols, I'm assuming this will probably be 13 episode ordeal, not my favorite format for romance in general but the premise seems fun

Midonin 2009-02-21 22:16

I like the premise and the romantic comedy genre in general, so I'll watch this come the summer.

Seifall 2009-02-23 17:02

The names and the astronomy club 's reference looks like Takaya. N 's last manga, except the comedy part here,which I like too and is for sure an advantage; looks good.

Midonin 2009-02-24 21:28

The website is go. Not much on it yet, but certainly better than nothing.

kguthrie 2009-02-25 00:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Midonin (Post 2236181)
The website is go. Not much on it yet, but certainly better than nothing.

It will be nice when they get more content. http://g09k0221lebj272.imageshacknow...racter0010.gif

Midonin 2009-03-23 10:58

Cast list, according to MoonPhase:

Ooyagi Saku: Maeno Tomoaki
Akeno Mihoshi: Itou Kanae
Makita Hime: Tomatsu Haruka
Yarai Sayo: Hayami Saori
Roma Takeyasu: Majima Junji
Kotozuka Fumie: Koshimizu Ami

Woland 2009-03-23 14:33

Wow this sound like the same old (always badly and pointless) overused school childhood romance, but I just can't ignore anything that came from Afternoon, especially recent materials (older series like OMGodness seems really out of place nowadays).

The trailer look nice and well animated, maybe I'll give a try.

kyouray 2009-03-25 14:09

A promo video is available on the official website : http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/soramani/ (Source : ANN)

The official website has added some new names :
Art director : Kuniaki NEMOTO (根本邦明)
Art setting : Yuuho TANIUCHI (谷内優穂)
Director of photography : Hitoshi SAITO (斉藤仁)
Sound director : Yoshikazu IWANAMI (岩浪美和)
Sound effects : Noriko IZUMO (出雲範子)

Funny thing : the website's background changes depending on clock time :D

Midonin 2009-04-26 14:44

Update on the official website regarding the OP and ED.

The OP will be by Sphere, the ED by CooRie.

NeoSam 2009-04-27 01:36

The sixth volume of the seinen manga Sora no Manimani was released on April 23rd, 2009.

Cover:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/7598/07220274.jpg

Seinen manga.
Serialized in the seinen manga magazine Afternoon.

musume_no_hoshi 2009-04-27 12:44

For some reason this looks more like a shoujo anime/manga then a seinen...sigh...that's why I always say I like alot of stuff that is aimed at older men.

My reaction to the pv : COOL AND SPICY (please look up Shugo Chara ;P)

This looks like my cup of tea, a simple romantic comedy (I doubt it's that romantic). I strongly hope for no fanservice so I watch this as a shoujo anime...even techically it isn't.

Midonin 2009-04-27 14:07

The source material has next to no fanservice (what I've read of it), and I doubt it'd do anything worse than a beach/hot springs episode. And "shoujo", "seinen" whatnot, just a demographic, not a genre. And as a genre, it is what you think it is - a sweet, heartwarming romantic comedy.

M.Marangio 2009-05-10 03:21

An article with some character sketches (the same as in the official website): http://journal.mycom.co.jp/news/2009...057/index.html

ETA: There is another article at dengeki online: http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/159/159239/

NeoSam 2009-05-10 03:54

Here's Kodansha's page for the seinen manga Sora no Manimani:
http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/content/top.php/1000002541

Kaoru Chujo 2009-05-12 00:16

Is it okay to post a link to a torrent for a subbed preview? It's the preview from the official site.

I'm here for Hayami Saori and astronomy. But Koshimizu Ami, Itou Kanae, and Tomatsu Haruka will be cool, too. The bit of the manga I've read, and the promo, both look promising. Mi-chan is always on the edge of going too far, but so far not quite.

Doraneko 2009-05-14 08:58

Somehow this anime is endorsed by some professional astronomy organizations and publications in Japan. There is even an interview with the mangaka in a recent issue of 星ナビ. Hopefully the studio will do adequate research in depicting nightskys and astronomical instruments.

Anyway the telescope setup in the poster would probably look weird to anyone who has the slightest degree of stargazing experience. :heh:


kyouray 2009-05-21 17:35

Pictures of the chara-design on Dengeki Online.

G.o.S 2009-05-25 08:01

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/985...6320194.th.jpg
From the imouto image board ;)

Midonin 2009-06-02 10:21

The name of the OP (it was mentioned before on Haruka Tomatsu's blog, but now it's appearing in listings and such) is "Super Noisy Nova" and will be performed, as mentioned above, by Sphere.


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