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KyoAni's MUNTO To Be a TV Anime [Updated on Dec 10]

by dtshyk
Nov 5, 2008 11:13 PM | 57 Comments
According to New Type magazine, Kyoto Animation's original anime Munto will be aired as a TV animation titled "Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai". The series will be composed of the first and second OVA and some new episodes. It will be aired from the early spring 2009.
Director & Script writer: Kigami Yoshiji
Character Designer: Aratani Tomoe


Source: Scan of New Type magazine
Source: Official website
Source: MOONPHASE

Edited on Dec 6th=======================
According to NewType magazine, the anime will be aired from January 13th, 2009.
Source: Scan of NewType magazine

Edited on Dec 10th=======================
According to the official website, the cast is as follows:

Hidaka Yumemi: Aizawa, Mai
Munto: Ono, Daisuke
Ono Ichiko: Horikawa Chika (Yanase Chizuru in "Ga-rei Zero")
Imamura Suzume: Konno, Hiromi
Takamori Kazuya: Takahashi Shinya (Izuna Noriyuki in "Ga-rei Zero")
Tobe Takashi: Mizuhara, Kaoru
Hidaka Shigeru: Hiramatsu, Hirokazu
Hidaka Nozomi: Inoue, Kikuko
Hidaka Chikara: Uchida Aya
Gass: Inada, Tetsu
Gntarl: Wakamoto, Norio
Gridley: Shiraishi, Minoru
Ryuely: Tanaka, Ryouko
Toce: Matsumoto, Megumi
Irita: Tsuchiya, Miki
Leica: Saito Fuuko
Louis: Endo Hiroyuki

20 of 57 Comments Recent Comments

wow, have ALL voice actors participated in Lucky Star?
Oh well, Norio Wakamoto is in it, can't be that bad then.

Jan 14, 2009 4:26 AM by Sohei

Wohoooo! Munto is aired! I hope to see Haruhi this spring :D

Jan 14, 2009 4:05 AM by Sortek

Someone else needs to do Full metal panic.
Kyoto animation is stupid.

Dec 12, 2008 6:08 PM by TechnicsMKII

YAY. Lucky Star cast ♥

Dec 12, 2008 10:25 AM by LolitaDecay

thank god, no Haruhi! ahahahahaha _O_ \O/ _O_

Dec 11, 2008 11:24 AM by Itachi-san

Thats right. WcDuck, you estimate subjectively. Well, Leon-Gun said everything already.
Guys, lets stop this offtop. Succeses of this voice actors we will see in future and I hope that it will not be a failure.

Dec 11, 2008 10:51 AM by Sortek

WcDuck said:
Sortek said:
Same voice actors will not make Munto worse.


I didn't say it does, but what I am saying is that the cast just gives a bad vibe.

Sortek said:
Lucky Star isn't doing its job?


Yes if the job was to amuse its viewer.
Opinion does not equal fact. Lucky Star enjoys it's sucess. You're obviously not part of it's sucess. Of course, if you detest Lucky Star then you are entitled to get a bad feeling from the cast. It's all your personal opinion.

Dec 11, 2008 10:06 AM by Leon-Gun

Fuck Kyouto Anime piss me off

Dec 11, 2008 3:30 AM by then

Sortek said:
Same voice actors will not make Munto worse.


I didn't say it does, but what I am saying is that the cast just gives a bad vibe.

Sortek said:
Lucky Star isn't doing its job?


Yes if the job was to amuse its viewer.

Dec 11, 2008 2:48 AM by Ankkuli

Lucky Star isn't doing its job? And its a fact you think? omg... man, I guess you are toooootally wrong. Lucky Star is popular. Same voice actors will not make Munto worse.

Dec 11, 2008 1:49 AM by Sortek

WcDuck said:
Well, Munto wasn't that bad, it's better than Lucky Star anyway.


Sortek said:
Awful ? Why is that? You guys are too pessimistic.


If I'm pessimistic towards something, it's Lucky Star here not Munto, as you can see from my quote from first page.

I may be weird with that opinion, but that doesn't change the fact that Lucky Star just isn't doing its job. There is _high_ possibility, that Munto tv -series will be superior to Lucky Star in every aspect you can possibly think of.

Dec 10, 2008 8:52 PM by Ankkuli

CCZilla said:
Y'know, I don't know why everyone is foaming for a new season for both Haruhi and FMP. Both of them ran in 2006, which wasn't that long ago.
The saying goes to strike the iron while it's hot right? When are they going to follow up on their success? When it's been 4-6 years and the fans have moved on to new things? Especially in Haruhi's case. They're hoping the novels and 12(!) episodes will hold people over until they bother to throw them a bone? And meanwhile they give series like Clannad an inmediate second season. Nothing against the latter series, but I don't get their business decisions, especially their marketing decisions.

Dec 10, 2008 1:59 PM by Leon-Gun

nice, refreshing cast.
this might be a breakthrough for some voice actors.

Dec 10, 2008 1:36 PM by Sohei

Awful ? Why is that? You guys are too pessimistic. Make a smile and hope for the best, desu ^_^

Dec 10, 2008 12:33 PM by Sortek

Awful a lot of Lucky Star cast there.

Dec 10, 2008 1:33 AM by Ankkuli

Y'know, I don't know why everyone is foaming for a new season for both Haruhi and FMP. Both of them ran in 2006, which wasn't that long ago. Not to mention that when they do one project at a time, that means quality will be maintained. Who cares that KyoAni do something that isn't Clannad-esque or Lucky Star-esque that also happens not to be Haruhi or FMP. In other words, something a little different.

Nov 11, 2008 8:00 PM by CCZilla

KyoAni = trolls.

Nov 11, 2008 10:18 AM by Veronin

For some reason character designs remind me of Kannagi.

Nov 11, 2008 5:55 AM by LolitaDecay

My only thought is: Haruhi ;_;

Nov 11, 2008 5:11 AM by url_elf

Haruhi could wait. But I want my FMP3.

Nov 11, 2008 2:06 AM by potatotato