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Four-panel Manga 'Aiura' To Be Animated [Update Dec 11]

by dtshyk
Sep 10, 2012 9:22 AM | 66 Comments
According to 4koma Nano Ace magazine, Chama's four panel manga "Aiura" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. It will be aired in the spring of 2013.

Aiura official website on Niconico Seiga

It is a slice of life about three high school girls: Amaya Kanaka (cheerful baka), Iwasawa Saki (cool tsukkomi), and Uehara Ayuko (tiny mascot).

Sources: Scan of Nano Ace, MyNavi News

Aiura on MAL

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jmal said:
RisingCascade said:
>implying all SOL works are like K-On.

That's kinda what your initial comment sounded like though. The Aiura synopsis we have so far is rather thin - there's nothing in there that uniquely ties it to K-ON! over anything else. It's so vague that it could describe any slice of life (or iyashikei or kuukikei or whatever) -type anime with high school girls. All across the spectrum from Sketchbook to Kill Me Baby, and many others, many of which came out before K-ON!.


Tried not to, oh well, my bad.
I'm actually big on SOL just not necessarily K-On and its similarities (it's the "premier" SOL to most peeps).

Mar 19, 2013 11:26 AM by Slatrix

RisingCascade said:
>implying all SOL works are like K-On.

That's kinda what your initial comment sounded like though. The Aiura synopsis we have so far is rather thin - there's nothing in there that uniquely ties it to K-ON! over anything else. It's so vague that it could describe any slice of life (or iyashikei or kuukikei or whatever) -type anime with high school girls. All across the spectrum from Sketchbook to Kill Me Baby, and many others, many of which came out before K-ON!.

Mar 19, 2013 11:19 AM by jmal

symbv said:
RisingCascade said:
I must say this is unoriginal to say the least.
No more K-On archetypal anime please!
It's so hard to be condemnatory! ;-;
I wonder how you can the K-On link. If you want to condemn every anime that looks remotely like K-On, you just might as well condemn the whole slice-of-life genre or 4-koma manga adaptations.


>implying all SOL works are like K-On.
Anyhow, I didn't mean to take that literally, I just don't want a bunch of K-Ons popping out because it's too mainstream/generic to me. Ah, I'm entitled!

Mar 19, 2013 11:11 AM by Slatrix

RisingCascade said:
I must say this is unoriginal to say the least.
No more K-On archetypal anime please!
It's so hard to be condemnatory! ;-;
I wonder how you can the K-On link. If you want to condemn every anime that looks remotely like K-On, you just might as well condemn the whole slice-of-life genre or 4-koma manga adaptations.

Mar 19, 2013 9:18 AM by symbv

I must say this is unoriginal to say the least.

No more K-On archetypal anime please!

It's so hard to be condemnatory! ;-;

Mar 19, 2013 8:04 AM by Slatrix

So it's really a 5-min show?
damn, too bad.

Mar 19, 2013 8:00 AM by hgeronimo

@jmal
Hmm...from how the post is written and how my post is quoted it certainly does not read that way. I guess only with combination to the first part of the post addressing you can I read the way you suggested above. Anyway, sounds clear to me now.

Mar 12, 2013 10:52 AM by symbv

symbv said:
rederoin said:
symbv said:

The official anime website here
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/aiura
It is 5-min per episode. Tue 0135-0140 TV Tokyo

But it seems a more official source confirmed it.
What source is more official than the official site of the anime?

I was saying the site you listed is the 'official' source.

Now that I look back on it, I worded it rather strangely, but you get my point.

Mar 12, 2013 10:50 AM by rederoin

symbv said:
rederoin said:
symbv said:

The official anime website here
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/aiura
It is 5-min per episode. Tue 0135-0140 TV Tokyo

But it seems a more official source confirmed it.
What source is more official than the official site of the anime?

He's saying the official site you listed is that more official source.

Mar 12, 2013 10:49 AM by jmal

rederoin said:
symbv said:

The official anime website here
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/aiura
It is 5-min per episode. Tue 0135-0140 TV Tokyo

But it seems a more official source confirmed it.
What source is more official than the official site of the anime?

Mar 12, 2013 10:43 AM by symbv

jmal said:
rederoin said:
It seems this show will be only ~3mins long(from what I could find).

What were you able to find?

On countdown.mandragon.info, I'm not sure what sources they use, but it has a 5min timeslot according to it.

symbv said:

The official anime website here
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/aiura
It is 5-min per episode. Tue 0135-0140 TV Tokyo

But it seems a more official source confirmed it.

Mar 12, 2013 10:41 AM by rederoin

symbv said:
The official anime website here
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/aiura
It is 5-min per episode.

Bleh. Yama no Susume is a huge, shining exception to my general rule of short anime being not worth importing, so I'm not very interested in this now. Maybe it'll at least still be a nice diversion like Yurumates or Morita-san or Puchimas.

Mar 12, 2013 10:30 AM by jmal

jmal said:
rederoin said:
It seems this show will be only ~3mins long(from what I could find).
What were you able to find?
The official anime website here
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/aiura
It is 5-min per episode. Tue 0135-0140 TV Tokyo

While I agree that Yama no Susume breaks new ground on what short anime can achieve, I also dropped Senyuu after 2 episodes (which happened to be the only anime I dropped out of the 28 shows I was following this winter season) so I guess to each his own.

As much as I love character slice-of-life comedy manga, I have tried Aiura and found it not to my taste, but I guess I'd still give the anime a chance to see how it works in anime format.

Mar 12, 2013 10:22 AM by symbv

rederoin said:
It seems this show will be only ~3mins long(from what I could find).

What were you able to find?

Mar 12, 2013 10:08 AM by jmal

It seems this show will be only ~3mins long(from what I could find).

Kinda disappointing, once again a show I was interested in turned out to be a short. Yama no susume in winter, and now this show in Spring.
Senyuu and Yama no susume showed us how great shorts can be(senyuu being the 2nd best show this winter), but full length will always be better.

Mar 12, 2013 10:01 AM by rederoin

"The story centers around Amaya, Iwasawa, and Uehara—three "annoying, spirited high school girls-" and that's where I stopped.

No thx.

Mar 3, 2013 4:26 PM by Red_Keys

K-On The Lost Adventures? ....OH GOD NO MORE!!

Mar 3, 2013 4:18 PM by Meruru_Arls

sounds like crap

Mar 3, 2013 2:03 AM by Alice____

This looks good ... i hope.

Mar 2, 2013 10:09 PM by hgeronimo

First time I hear of this manga... I hope it's underrated and not simply bad.

Mar 2, 2013 10:49 AM by U9

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