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Aniplex Launches Original Anime Project Anohana

by dtshyk
Dec 9, 2010 7:24 AM | 36 Comments
Aniplex has launched a teaser website of their original anime project "Anohana". The production studio is A-1 Pictures and the name of the original creator(s) is "Cho Heiwa Busters (super peace busters)".

Anohana Project
Character image of Anohana
Key Illustration

The title logo is a crossword puzzle. If you enter the correct hiragana into all the blanks, you'll obtain the information of the new anime. Hints of the puzzle will be displayed at Animate and Gamers shops.

In the previous original anime project of Aniplex "Anime no Chikara", they cooperated with TV Tokyo. In Anohana project, Fuji Television is the partner TV company.

Source: MyCom Journal

Update
The correct answer of the crossword puzzle is "あの日見た 花の名前を 僕達はまだ 知らない。(We don't know the name of the flower we saw on that day yet.)" Information of the new anime will be announced after the final episode of Shiki to be aired on December 30th.

Source: Screenshot of the answer

Updated on December 30th
To be aired in noitamina block from April 2011.
Staff
Director: Nagai Tatsuyuki
Scenario: Okada Mari
Character Design: Tanaka Masayoshi
Production Studio: A-1 Pictures

Source: Dengeki, MyCom Journal

20 of 36 Comments Recent Comments

I can't wait for this~ I hope it turns out well~

Mar 6, 2011 5:17 AM by sayami

dtshyk said:
News Update
Director: Nagai Tatsuyuki
Oh, this looks bad. Except for Mushishi and Shigofumi this guy worked only on some really bad/mediocre series. Now I'm not sure about watching it.

Feb 25, 2011 8:21 AM by Antanaru

Looking forward to this.

Jan 27, 2011 6:50 AM by Yanoflies

Firechick12012 said:
"Inb4 Rie Kugimiya voicing the female lead."

Wait...what!? Where'd you hear this? Is this true? She does NOT sound like Kugimiya at all.
It was a joke that I made when I noted that all the staff came from Toradora.

I doubt they would put a generic tsundere on the noitaminA time slot, even if I do think they are trying to make it more accessible after the failure of some of the less mainstream stuff that aired on it (especially Saraiya Goyou).

Jan 27, 2011 6:40 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

"Inb4 Rie Kugimiya voicing the female lead."

Wait...what!? Where'd you hear this? Is this true? She does NOT sound like Kugimiya at all.

Jan 16, 2011 7:32 AM by Firechick12012

Could be a cool drama. I hope to see different story's for different couple's. Could be possible...

But something says to me it's about a childhood friend group who is gotten older and talk about their childhood while seeing them change in their puberty or something like that xD.

Well.. it gave me that vibe. Me no speak Japanese so ^^

Jan 7, 2011 4:41 PM by RobinotX

iLostReason said:
There is a trailer on official website.
http://www.anohana.jp/


Wow, that girl made me think of Index right away.

Jan 7, 2011 9:36 AM by Merushi

There is a trailer on official website.
http://www.anohana.jp/

Jan 7, 2011 7:30 AM by iLostReason

FOE-tan said:

Nagai Tatsuyuki - Director of Toradora
Okada Mami - Series Composition for Toradora
Masayoshi Tanaka - Character Designer for Toradora

Inb4 Rie Kugimiya voicing the female lead.


Couldn't help put LOL at that one XD
Well, I'm in good hopes - the mixture of Toradora! team and NoitaminA timeslot could create a really interesting story. I really doubt this will end up being a generic story, there still has to be some reason to justify the timeslot. And simple characterdesigns or cheesy title do not equal bad anime, so I'm keeping an open mind ^_^

Therefore -> waiters gonna wait.

Dec 31, 2010 7:29 AM by Tokuwa

Well let's hope it'll be as good as Toradora! as well.

Dec 30, 2010 11:43 AM by Merushi

dtshyk said:
News Update
Staff
Director: Nagai Tatsuyuki
Scenario: Okada Mari
Character Design: Tanaka Masayoshi
Production Studio: A-1 Pictures

Source: Dengeki
Nagai Tatsuyuki - Director of Toradora
Okada Mami - Series Composition for Toradora
Masayoshi Tanaka - Character Designer for Toradora

Inb4 Rie Kugimiya voicing the female lead.

Dec 30, 2010 7:39 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

News Update
Staff
Director: Nagai Tatsuyuki
Scenario: Okada Mari
Character Design: Tanaka Masayoshi
Production Studio: A-1 Pictures

Source: Dengeki

Dec 29, 2010 7:44 PM by dtshyk

seishi-sama said:
FOE-tan said:

@Seishi-sama:

Yamamoto Yutaka has his own studio (Ordet) now, remember? If this is a solo A-1 project, he won't be working on it. Fractale is a collaboration between A-1 and Ordet, hence why Yukata is involved with that.

Ordet was already around by the time he was directing Kannagi for A-1. So I don't see why they can't ask him to direct another show for them.
Lol, that will never, ever happen. Yamakan said that Fractale will be his last work as an anime director if it fails. Thus, it is impossible for him to direct another.

Dec 10, 2010 5:41 AM by ringoo4

Nachtwandler_21 said:
Oh. I liked all 3 projects of Anime no Chikara but I could understand why so much people don't like them.

But Yamakan haters. They all just stupid KyoAni hamsters.

If you're going to insult someone, at least learn proper English first. Thanks.

Dec 10, 2010 2:07 AM by seishi-sama

Character design looks cute, I guess. Might watch it if the plot seems interesting.

Dec 9, 2010 9:53 PM by holypoop

The char design looks okay, but I don't know if I'd check this out or not.

Dec 9, 2010 8:02 PM by AlexSadist-sama

>In the previous original anime project of Aniplex "Anime no Chikara", they cooperated with TV Tokyo. In Anohana project, Fuji Television is the partner TV company.

:D Will most certainly view~

Dec 9, 2010 5:47 PM by Detective

I might watch this if the characters are cute.

Dec 9, 2010 5:21 PM by SurferDude

well i hope this turns out good

Dec 9, 2010 3:43 PM by CrystalLake

hmm another Anime no Chikara project? Well hope it will be good. Character designs looks cute though.

Dec 9, 2010 1:24 PM by nozori