According to NHK web site, Uehashi Nahoko's (the author of "Seirei no Moribito
") novel "Kemono no Soujya" will be animated. It will be aired from January 10th 2009.
Director: Hamana Takayuki ("Toshokan Sensou
", "Wellber no Monogatari: Sisters of Wellber
Character Designer: Goto Takayuki ("Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
", "Seirei no Moribito
Series Organizer: Fujisaku Jun-ichi ("Blood+
", "Real Drive
Production Company: Production I.G. & TRANS ARTS
Series length: 50 episodes
Source: NHK Program Guide
Kemono no Soujya will be adapted to manga on Sirius Magazine. The author of the art is Takemoto Itoe.
Source: Notice on Sirius
Erin: Hoshii Nanase