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Old 2009-09-20, 10:48   Link #1
Marisa Kirisame
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Aoi Bungaku

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An adaption of four famous Japanese literary works: Kokoro, No longer Human (Ningen Shikaku), Hell screen and run (Jigokuhen), and Hashire Melos. Manga artists Takeshi Obata (Death Note), Takeshi Konomo (Prince of Tennis), and Tite Kubo (Bleach) will be involved in the animation's designs.
This starts airing 10th of October, looks pretty interesting so far...

Staff for each story:
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Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku)
Original Character Design: Takeshi Obata (Death Note)
Director: Morio Asaka (Card Captor Sakura, Chobits, NANA)
Script: Satoshi Suzuki
Character Design: Masanori Shino
Cast: Masato Sakai, Wataru Takagi, Romi Paku, Aya Hisakawa, Mamiko Noto, Atsuko Tanaka, others


Ango Sakaguchi's "In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom" ("Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita")
Original Character Design: Tite Kubo (Bleach)
Director: Tetsuro Araki
Script: Ken Iizuka
Character Design: Kunio Katsuki

Soseki Natsume's Kokoro
Original Character Design: Takeshi Obata
Director, Character Design: Shigeyuki Miya
Script: Mika Abe

Osamu Dazai's Run, Melos! (Hashire Melos!)
Original Character Design: Takeshi Konomi (The Prince of Tennis)
Director: Ryosuke Nakamura
Script: Sumino Kawashima
Character Design: Mieko Hosoi

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's "The Spider's Thread" ("Kumo no Ito")
Original Character Design: Tite Kubo
Director: Atsuko Ishizuka
Script: Yūji Kobayashi, Atsuko Ishizuka
Character Design: Yoshinori Kanemori

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen)
Original Character Design: Tite Kubo
Director: Atsuko Ishizuka
Script: Yūji Kobayashi, Atsuko Ishizuka
Character Design: Yoshinori Kanemori
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Old 2009-09-23, 02:40   Link #2
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Staff are finally revealed .
and it seems like there are not 4 but 6 stories in it (what ? they're gonna fit each story in 2 episodes )
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Old 2009-09-23, 15:26   Link #3
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and it seems like there are not 4 but 6 stories in it (what ? they're gonna fit each story in 2 episodes )
No but it's still only 12 episode for 6 whole novels...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...literary-works

4 episodes for ningen shikkaku
2 for Kokoro
1 for Jigoku hen
2 for hashire melos
2 for Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita
and 1 for Kumo no Ito
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Old 2009-09-23, 18:22   Link #4
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No but it's still only 12 episode for 6 whole novels...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...literary-works

4 episodes for ningen shikkaku
2 for Kokoro
1 for Jigoku hen
2 for hashire melos
2 for Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita
and 1 for Kumo no Ito
Didn't know that thanks
though will it be enough
EDIT: on second thought Jigoku hen and Kumo no Ito are short stories they might be able to put everything in a single episode.

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Old 2009-09-23, 19:11   Link #5
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Madhouse is pretty good news. Even though they're more often hit-or-miss, it would be pretty hard to screw up classic Japanese literature.
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Old 2009-10-01, 15:49   Link #6
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Oh wow, I'm really excited about this actually. No Longer Human and Kokoro are favourites of mine. It looks interesting. But I really hope they don't screw it up.

What puzzles me however is why Kokoro only has 2 episodes. Its about the same length of No Longer Human really.
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Old 2009-10-09, 20:59   Link #7
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I am so excited for this series xD

Oh, to those who want a compiled information page of this series, go here.

And to those who want to take a sneak peek at the first arc, go here xD I hope someone can help me on understanding the plot and character profiles ;_;
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Old 2009-10-09, 21:56   Link #8
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Now that I see the list of works for this series, I am very excited for this show. Akutagawa was a solid author, and Kokoro is one of the best Japanese novels ever written. I'm a little surprised Kokoro is only two episodes in length. It would make more sense for it to be three, since the book is split into three segments. It's not a particularly long book, but I'm not sure if it will feel rushed with only the two episodes.
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Old 2009-10-10, 20:45   Link #9
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Waaaah!!! I can't find raw of the first episode and I don't even know if anyone's subbing it ;_; I hope a group will pick it up~

Anyway, there are already screenshots and a plot overview for episode 2! I just updated this post with them~
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Old 2009-10-11, 01:26   Link #10
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Despite being a complete newbie to traditional Japanese literature (inc. Dazai's works of course), I have watched the first episode and am very satisfied with it.

This series can easily be one of the top shows of the season in terms of presentation and depth of story. But too bad that even the raw-cappers are not remotely interested in it, let alone the fansubbers and the general anime community.

Sometimes it just makes me sick to see some self-acclaimed fans whining all day about how "bad" anime has fallen to due to the influence of moe, while turning a blind eye to other quality offerings in the current anime lineup.
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Old 2009-10-11, 02:41   Link #11
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You were able to watch it? Lucky~

I was awake when it aired, but thought of waiting for the raw because live streaming is slow to my PC =_= I now regret not doing so . . . drats.

It's sad that those who get the raw (if ever there will be) weren't that fast on this one like with many other shows this season. *so sad*
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Old 2009-10-11, 03:35   Link #12
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It's sad that those who get the raw (if ever there will be) weren't that fast on this one like with many other shows this season. *so sad*
Indeed. We can only cross our fingers for the high-quality raws of this series, while at the same time a trizillion raws of the mainstream shows are released as soon as they are being broadcasted.

I am actually very interested in the comments on the series by readers of the novel. The story is, after all, vastly different from anything we have experienced from the anime genre before. I suppose some kind of loss in "translation" is unavoidable given the uniqueness and depth of the original work.



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Old 2009-10-11, 03:51   Link #13
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Yeah.

Next time, if time permits me, I'll be watching it live streaming. Unless the raw providers will suddenly be on time next episode. Seeing this neglected is too sad.

Ah, I'm reading "Kokoro" right now. I'll be sharing my impressions on it when I'm done.

@ Doraneko:
Seen it. Thanks so much!
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Old 2009-10-11, 04:32   Link #14
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Hopefully, it won't be another Mouryou no Hako. Which still hasn't been subbed final episode after a year.
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Old 2009-10-11, 09:33   Link #15
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Yay! I've seen the first episode now! I love it, as I expected xD Haha!

To those who want some half-ass summary (because my japanese is poor) and (LQ) screenshots, go here~

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Hopefully, it won't be another Mouryou no Hako. Which still hasn't been subbed final episode after a year.
PLEASE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I also love Mouryou no Hako . . . not this too!!!!!

*despair*
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Old 2009-10-12, 05:36   Link #17
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Wow.
You can really see Obata Takeshi's hand in some of those screenshots.
Can't wait for subs.
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Old 2009-10-12, 06:09   Link #18
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Please don't let this be another Mouryou no Hako, I'm having a terrible feeling that we won't have subs.
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Old 2009-10-12, 07:42   Link #19
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Yep, me too.
That's why i mentioned the subs, in hope that someone from a fansub group read my post and start thinking about releasing this anime.
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Old 2009-10-12, 10:54   Link #20
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The first episode was good, but its significance will be lost to most people; eg. those which haven't read the book. In terms of execution I think its good, but I disagree with some of the director's interpretations.

However and art and animation is brilliant and I'm eager for more. Hopefully some group WILL sub this series.
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