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Old 2006-07-23, 16:01   Link #1
NeoSam
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Happiness!

はぴねす!
Happiness!

Starting october 2006.

http://www.happiness-anime.com/

Based on a bishoujo game by WindMill.

Warning: the following is not a spoiler, but do not access those sites unless you are 18+

Spoiler for Warning:


I love the opening song of the game >.< I have heard it so many times :P

The animation studio thats going to work on the anime: Artland

A manga thats based on the game is serialized in the seinen(young men's) manga magazine Comic Alive.

Genre: Seinen, Fantasy, Romance
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Old 2006-07-23, 20:49   Link #2
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I'm excited after learning Artland studio will be doing the animation. Anyone who is watching Mushishi already knows how good this studio is. Yay!!

The happiness is already flowing. Thanks Neosam for starting the thread!
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Old 2006-07-24, 12:13   Link #3
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Nice. I saw some images from game last year, found a demo and put up a preorder after playing it for some 15 minutes. The art in Happiness is just adorable.
Cute bishoujo witches - aaahww...
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Old 2006-07-24, 12:27   Link #4
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All I know about Happiness! is that Watarase Jun,a minor character, is the most popular character in the game..and this girl's actually a 'he' ..which really doesn't matter cuz Jun's simply a girl with no boobs.
Still I'm curious how Jun will show in the anime,considering her(or his) popularity.
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Old 2006-07-24, 15:09   Link #5
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I'm excited after learning Artland studio will be doing the animation. Anyone who is watching Mushishi already knows how good this studio is. Yay!!

The happiness is already flowing. Thanks Neosam for starting the thread!
I'm willing to bet that this will be one of the more profitable projects for Artland raking in the cash so they can fund their more expensive work on more unconventional / cutting-edge programs such as Mushishi!

I also have the feeling this will be the 12-min 13-epper that will air back-to-back with that other Augustsoft game adaptation starting in October in what used to be the Wind / Hanihani timeslot.
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Old 2006-07-24, 15:53   Link #6
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I'm willing to bet that this will be one of the more profitable projects for Artland raking in the cash so they can fund their more expensive work on more unconventional / cutting-edge programs such as Mushishi!
I won't hold any grudges if so, after an anime such as Mushishi where the music, characters, and story comes together simply because of the magnificient water color drawing that empasizes on green and animation, but I can always hope you will turn out to be wrong.
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Old 2006-07-24, 16:05   Link #7
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Artland is also doing the current Bokura ga Ita, which I like the art/animation of but some other people don't. The look is even more different from Mushishi than Happiness appears to be.

As a 26-episode shoujo romance using lots of techniques for cheap production, it could be a money-maker, too, depending on how the target audience takes to it.
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Old 2006-07-31, 08:21   Link #8
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This is a promotion to the Happiness! bishoujo game: (I love this one so much )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii1M-tstofU

This is a promotion to the new game called HAPPINESS! Re:Lucks : (which got released on 28/7/2006, yes it got out a few days ago )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeYi693_xT0

Anyway, have fun watching both of these promotions
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Old 2006-08-11, 22:43   Link #9
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It seems Koyuki, Haruhi, Anri, and Ibuki's seiyuus are the same in the anime but Sumomo, Sayu and Jun's aren't. Shame about Jun since *gohon* Jun's voice is awesome, but Anri and Haruhi, banzai~!
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Old 2006-08-29, 12:35   Link #10
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The anime website just updated - http://www.happiness-anime.com/

Seems it'll pretty much follow the game's story, which isn't a bad thing.
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Old 2006-08-29, 12:55   Link #11
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Woah, they're just cute!
I'll be definitely watching this..
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Old 2006-08-29, 13:35   Link #12
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Seems it'll pretty much follow the game's story, which isn't a bad thing.
Great

But is it only 12 episodes ? (mentioned here)
I was really hoping for more >.<
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Old 2006-08-29, 20:36   Link #13
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:O another series to put on my "to watch list"
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Old 2006-08-30, 01:26   Link #14
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Looks like a good moe series. I hope the short amount of eps doesn't force the anime to feel rushed or omit too many characters for sake of time, for which there seems to be a lot.
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Old 2006-08-30, 09:36   Link #15
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Why do the (IMO) good shows get relegated to 12-13 episodes while others get the full season treatment, I wonder?

Well, I guess that will do some good, in terms of enriching each episodes content, like what did to Haruhi (and perhaps, ZnT).
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Old 2006-08-30, 15:39   Link #16
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Having it 12-13 episode with high quality better then 24-26 episodes with normal quality. Or maybe because of financial issues >.>;
Another title into my "Wanted" list
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Old 2006-08-30, 15:54   Link #17
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Another one to put into my list. Artland animation is good. I love Mushishi and Bokura ga Ita. Seeing as this is from a hentai game it's a lot different then those 2
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Old 2006-09-14, 15:07   Link #18
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Hot- I mean Happiness!

Looks good, so I'm looking forward to this series.
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Old 2006-09-14, 18:34   Link #19
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The design for the anime is close enough to the game design to please me.
Now, if the anime will have a lot of Suzuri I'll be more than happy.
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Old 2006-09-14, 18:45   Link #20
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Heh, with Toshimichi Isoe doing the musical score.. there's no way it can go wrong. :3

Also, this would be a great time to get myself a copy of the game~
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