Thermae Romae creator Mari Yamazaki's historical comedy manga Olympia Kyklos will be adapted into a short television anime series. Titled Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos (Separate Volume Olympia Kyklos), the anime will consist of 24 five-minute episodes. A key visual (pictured) was also unveiled. Tokyo MX will broadcast the series in April 2020.
Demetrios, a timid and kind vase painter in Ancient Greece who dislikes sports and competitions, is one day forced to come up with a game to compete with the mayor of the neighboring town in order to save his village. While hiding inside a large vase outside his workshop, lightning strikes the vase Demetrios is in, transferring him to Tokyo, Japan, during the 1964 Summer Olympics (Source: MU).
Olympia Kyklos is Ryou Fujii's anime directorial debut. Fujii is a content creator who has worked on commercials, dramas, and children's programs including E-Tele's character Mittsu Kaaru-kun. He is known for his unique sense of silliness.
The series will be a mixed-media project combining clay animation with traditional animation and other video techniques. The manga's creator Yamazaki said in a comment, "The characters match the material so well that I think I created Demetrios in order to have Fujii make him into clay and animate him. I want to show it to the ancient Greeks, too."
Shueisha's semi-monthly Grand Jump magazine began publishing Olympia Kyklos in March 2018. The third compiled volume was released on July 19, 2019.
Official site: http://bessatsu-olympia-kyklos.com
Official Twitter: @BessatsuOlympia
Source: Oricon News
Olympia Kyklos on MAL
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