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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.

Synopsis
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

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Looking forward to it
 
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Sounds interesting.
One Piece episode 914 & 915 were a mistake.

 
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this seems interesting
 
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More Sekkou Boys is always welcome.
 
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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


 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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!
 
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