Think Corporation and Wao World
have announced original anime movie & TV series "Showa Monogatari". The movie will be premiered on January 29th and the TV series will start next April. The target audience are elderly people in their sixties or older.
Showa Monogatari official website
In order to overcome the stagnation of the anime industry due to the declining birthrate and the isolation of the core-fan-oriented titles, the producers took four and a half years to create a slow-paced and easy-to-watch animation. It's a human drama taking place in Tokyo in 1964.
Director of the movie: Murakami Masahiro ("8-gatsu no Symphony: Shibuya 2002-2003
Director of the TV series: Kugimiya Hiroshi ("Sugar Bunnies
Character Design & Animation Director: Yanagino Tatsuo ("First Kiss Monogatari
Production Studio: Wao World
Source: Think Corp.