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Feb 10, 5:01 PM
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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.

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Official Twitter: @BessatsuOlympia

Source: Oricon News

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Modified by Naruleach, Feb 12, 12:43 AM
Feb 10, 6:14 PM

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Looking forward to it
Feb 10, 7:04 PM

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Sounds interesting.
One Piece episode 914 & 915 were a mistake.

Feb 10, 11:41 PM
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this seems interesting
Feb 11, 12:10 AM

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More Sekkou Boys is always welcome.
Feb 11, 1:18 AM
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I don't have much expectations considering how thermae romae turned out to be but I'm intrigued by the clay animation part

Feb 11, 4:03 AM
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clickbait title

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When I saw the picture I thought for sure that we were getting a second season of Sekkou Boys. Looks interesting either way.
Feb 11, 5:49 AM

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Judging from the synopsis it just looks like Thermae Romae but instead of bathhouses it's the Olympics, I'm pretty alright with this though as Thermae Romae was great
Feb 11, 10:29 AM
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I saw Thermae Romae and thought it was funny enough. I'm welcome to seeing another story in the same vein.

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This is sekkou boys all over again except it's not about an idol group but a bust that is still with a human girl!