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TV Anime of Manga 'Jormungand' Announced

by dtshyk
Dec 17, 2011 3:57 AM | 67 Comments
According to the cover note, Takahashi Keitaro's manga "Jormungand" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. The production studio is White Fox.

Director: Motonaga Keitaro
Series Composition: Kuroda Yosuke
Character Design: Nakamura Kazuhisa (episode graphic director of "Steins;Gate")

Koko: Ito Shizuka
Jonah: Tamura Mutsumi
Valmet: Ohara Sayaka
Lehm: Ishizuka Unsho

Source: Scan of the announcement

Jormungand on MAL

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I randomly started the manga a couple years ago. I liked it but the releases were pretty slow and it didnt seem to be getting much attention.
Im surprised its getting an anime. I guess i can wait for this instead of catching up on the latest chapter releases.

For those who are curious it has a little Black Lagoon vibe to it.

Mar 23, 2012 3:25 AM by Trie

How has nobody noticed that Nagi (The singer for Supercell) is singing the ending song?

I hope this show ends up being good - it looks interesting.

Mar 21, 2012 12:25 PM by BRSxIgnition

Sounds pretty decent, I'll probably try this out.

Feb 24, 2012 11:06 AM by 09890

Hey, look, White Fox. I'm looking forward to this.

Feb 23, 2012 8:08 PM by Kokozord

will watch this seems good to me :P

Jan 19, 2012 7:40 AM by Justinijan

BTW. Is it true that manga would end soon?

Jan 17, 2012 11:00 AM by Nachtwandler_21

Definitely one of the better mangas out there. CANT FREAKING WAIT :]]]]

Jan 6, 2012 9:48 PM by kristin

From the creators of Steins Gate sooooo definitely a must watch~

Jan 1, 2012 6:37 PM by insoo


Dec 30, 2011 8:54 AM by lanblade

Producer: White Fox

They did a pretty good job with Steins;Gate. Will watch.

Dec 26, 2011 4:53 PM by Rezurrekt

Nice news to hear, always looking for some more action...shows.

Dec 26, 2011 4:51 PM by xMatronxMalicex

dvp89 said:
The manga really dissapointed me. It's Black Lagoon but with shota and yuri. D:

What you thought was supposed to make me dislike this shot it to the top of my interest list.

Dec 26, 2011 1:42 PM by SageShinigami

With Iwasaki composing, this instantly became a must watch. Back when I was an anime newb it was his Get Backers soundtrack that sent chills down my spine, before I even knew who he was. And, more recently, it was his Angel Hearts soundtrack that impressed me.

Angel Hearts is similar to Jormungand in the sense it balanced some lighthearted moments with guns/death. That said, we can probably expect more of this type of moody music when Jormungand airs:

I made that BL manga rec, btw. I've been buying the English manga releases, and the manga is set to finish in Japan early next year.

Dec 26, 2011 1:04 PM by AironicallyHuman

Straight on my PTW list - we don't get too many action seinin's these days (unless I'm missing them)?
Looking forward to this one.

Dec 19, 2011 2:49 PM by Gleam_Queen

I loved Katanagatari and Steins Gate so I'm looking forward to this. The descriptions aren't really interesting though, so my expectations aren't super high.

Dec 19, 2011 9:09 AM by hot

Black Lagoon + Plot = win can't wait!

Dec 19, 2011 3:47 AM by bskbob

This sure sounds interesting, will watch. I don't expect it to be too good, but it will be entertaining nonetheless. And maybe I'm positively surprised and it becomes as good as, let's say, Black Lagoon.

Dec 19, 2011 1:18 AM by Alcoholicide

nextday said:
According to ANN:

Director: Keitarou Motonaga (Katanagatari, School Days)
Script: Yousuke Kuroda (Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
Music: Taku Iwasaki (Gurren Lagann, Katanagatari)
Character Design: Kazuhisa Nakamura (Katanagatari, Steins;Gate animation director)

Koko Hekmatyar: Shizuka Itou
Jonah: Mutsumi Tamura
Valmet: Sayaka Ohara
Lehm: Unshou Ishizuka

Staff checks out as far I'm concerned. The only worrying part is the director, but he did a great job on Katanagatari.

It's nice to see White Fox got Taku Iwasaki again, especially since this is going to be an anime with lots of action apparently.

Edit: And now the main post is updated with this info.

That man can do no wrong. So glad he's all over the place lately.

Anyway, great cast, great staff. I'm even more excited for the show now.

Dec 18, 2011 9:11 PM by Mormegil

So no vikings, huh. I'm kind of disappointed.

I may pick it up on principle of seinen, but I don't know...

Dec 18, 2011 1:39 PM by Lauriet

I haven't really been able to get into the manga, but it strikes me as one of those series that could work quite well in animated format. Will definitely give it a shot.

Dec 18, 2011 9:15 AM by computerheat

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