This year's August issue of Comptiq magazine announced an original anime titled Maesetsu! on Wednesday. Kadokawa simultaneously opened an official website for the anime, revealing a key visual (pictured).
Manga author Kagami Yoshimizu, known for creating Lucky☆Star, developed the anime's original plan. Yoshimizu is also drawing a 4-koma manga for the project.
Scriptwriter Shouta Gotou (Kibun wa Ikaga recital drama) is credited as a main staff member. Main cast includes Yoshimoto Kogyo's otaku-based comedy duo Freak!, which consists of Tomita Junki and Hatsuna Ubuno.
The anime centers on four girls at the full bloom of their youth, working hard to achieve their dreams as they struggle valiantly. In Japanese entertainment, Maesetsu! refers to an introductory talk or explanation addressed to the audience before the broadcast of television programs, usually performed by assistant directors and particularly comedians in variety or comedy shows.
Yoshimizu launched Lucky☆Star in Comptiq in 2004. The slice of life comedy series was also featured in multiple Kadokawa magazines including Comp Ace, Shounen Ace, and Newtype. The manga went on hiatus in 2014 due to a new project Yoshimizu was then developing. Kadokawa shipped the tenth volume in November 2013.
Kyoto Animation adapted the manga into a television anime in 2007 and an original video animation the following year.
Official site: https://maesetsu.jp/
Source: Moca News
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I can't exactly remember how I got into Lucky Star during my middle school days.
I used to play this game called "Fantage", and fans of that game would constantly put Lucky Star's music in YouTube videos related to the game. I also found out that our middle school had the first two volumes of the original manga (SOMEHOW).
So did I find out about Lucky Star through the Fantage community, or was it from my middle school's library? Who knows...
But either way, I really liked the Lucky Star four-panel manga from what I read of it back then. The character designs and art style are very memorable to me, there are some pretty funny parts of the comic (like the famous choco-cornet scene), and I really did like many of the characters.
So I'm pretty excited for this!! I did buy the Lucky Star anime recently, so I guess I'll be watching it while waiting for this new "Maesetsu" project.