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SHAFT To Animate Kumeta Koji's Manga Katte ni Kaizo [Update Feb 9]

by dtshyk
Jan 13, 2011 5:51 PM | 67 Comments
According to Natalie, Kumeta Kouji's manga Katte ni Kaizo was announced to get an OVA anime adaptation. The first volume will be released on April 27th. The production studio is Shaft and the general director is Shinbo Akiyuki.

Katte ni Kaizo anime official website

Release dates:
1st volume: Apr 27th
2nd volume: Jun 22nd
3rd volume: Aug 24th

Katte ni Kaizo had been serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday from April 1998 - July 2004. The art and the satire of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei were originated from this series.

Staff
General Director: Shinbo Akiyuki
Director: Tatsuwa Naoyuki
Series Composition: Takayama Katsuhiko
Character Design: Yamamura Hiroki

Cast
Katsu Kaizo: Sakurai Takahiro
Natori Umi: Kitamura Eri
Tsubouchi Chitan: Saito Chiwa
Saien Suzu: Toyosaki Aki

Blu-ray box sets of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series were also announced. The first season box set will be released on March 23rd.

Second Season box set: May 25th
Third Season box set: July 27th

Sources: Natalie, Scan of WSS, MyCom Journal

20 of 67 Comments Recent Comments

Yay, SHAFT my waifu.

SHAFT head tilts/cocks (cocking your head, not cocks as in penises duh).

Apr 28, 2011 1:05 AM by Yanoflies

26 volumes of manga = 3 episodes of anime.
Really SHAFT? REALLY?

Apr 28, 2011 12:59 AM by Sleezy

oh SHAFT i love you. ^^

Apr 19, 2011 7:57 PM by AmberFebruary

This looks as if it going to be good :)

Apr 19, 2011 11:10 AM by battle_boy

Hey! Here's a link to the Katte ni Kaizou opening, in case not everyone've seen it already.
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/kaizo/op.html

Apr 19, 2011 3:30 AM by Merkaba

Animation style really looks like SZS. On the other hand it doesn't look like it will be any good.

Mar 14, 2011 12:42 AM by Racaholic

When I pictured this animated, I pictured Kamiya Hiroshi as the main character. DDD:

Feb 17, 2011 9:50 PM by underMebius

TreF said:
Does SHAFT have any other directors besides Shinbo? Seriously, what the fuck.

Actually, studios normally don't have their own directors, they mostly hire freelance ones. They have other directors but Shinbo is like a teacher + boss for SHAFT that's why he does anything.

Feb 13, 2011 1:53 PM by -Katsu-

Yay, Kumeta snsei! I'll definitely watch it.

Feb 10, 2011 9:11 AM by ninryu

Only 3 OVAs huh? Oh well, hope they use that time to give it some nice quality.

Feb 9, 2011 8:08 PM by jigglyppuff8

according to http://natalie.mu/comic/news/44704
its 3 volumes long.

1st April.23th
2nd June
3rd August

Feb 8, 2011 10:16 PM by zimno

Will watch of course.
It's Shinbo Akiyuki directing and it's from the mangaka of SZS. Yay!

Feb 4, 2011 7:06 AM by shadowsword

Seeing "a believer in science fiction, aliens, ghosts, UFOs, conspiracies" made me think of the Haruhi series.

Feb 4, 2011 7:02 AM by AlexSadist-sama

Sharunaku said:
289 chapters and 26 volumes

I would like to see it in a more mid-Kaizo(the middle parts of Katte ni Kaizo) style story
it will not air. OVA on 4.27

Feb 4, 2011 5:09 AM by zimno

Spade said:
I just hope the Anime will concentrate on the chapters that do not have penises everywhere. Then I might really like this. >.>


Very much this. Good news though, will definitely give it a try.

Jan 17, 2011 12:18 AM by kasumisama

It sounds NHK-ish, but more immature. Since I'm a SHAFT lemming, I guess I'll just jump on the bandwagon for this one as well.

Jan 16, 2011 7:04 PM by PseudoJord

I never expected this to ever happen so I'm unsure what to think. Kaizo is like a primitive prototype to SZS in my eyes so I never paid too much attention to it. I just hope the Anime will concentrate on the chapters that do not have penises everywhere. Then I might really like this. >.>

Jan 16, 2011 11:29 AM by Spade

etchel said:
Shinbo's a real good director :D
For strange comedic series yes. For action, i don't think so.

Jan 16, 2011 7:00 AM by Monad

Inarius said:
over 200 chapters...hmm, we're looking at 25 episodes, or more :D

Me likes!


289 chapters and 26 volumes

I would like to see it in a more mid-Kaizo(the middle parts of Katte ni Kaizo) style story

Jan 16, 2011 4:36 AM by Sharunaku

over 200 chapters...hmm, we're looking at 25 episodes, or more :D

Me likes!

Jan 15, 2011 1:52 PM by Inarius

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