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Manga 'Yozakura Quartet' to Get a New TV Anime Series (Confirmed to Air in Fall 2013)

by symbv
Apr 4, 2013 6:43 AM | 80 Comments
In a Niconico live program to celebrate the new OAD series of "Yozakura Quartet" and upcoming broadcast of "Devil Survivor 2 the Animation", Yasuda Suzuhito, the manga creator of Yozakura Quartet and character designer for Devil Survivor 2, announced there will be a new TV series for the manga "Yozakura Quartet". This new TV series will be a remake of the 2008 series with new anime original parts added. Yasuda Suzuhito also said that the screenplay for the series has already been completed. No other details are available yet.

The manga has 12 volumes published so far, and vol.13 will be released on April 9th.

The OAD series "Tsuki ni Naku" was announced earlier in March and will be sold as a bundle with the limited edition of the manga to be released in the future.

Source: Screenshot from Niconico video, Official anime website

Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta on MAL

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Looks like this one is 13 episodes:

6 volumes with the 6th BD being more expensive than the other 5.

Sep 27, 2013 11:52 AM by AbZeroNow

Tatsunoko seems to be making quite a bit of anime again. Or had they always been doing this and I just never noticed? Anyways, character design by the guy who did Durarara and the Devil Survivor series.

Sep 23, 2013 5:22 PM by MrNTR

Yeah sorry I deleted my comment once I realized they just ripped the audio from the PV hahaha.

Sep 23, 2013 12:17 AM by VioLink

VioLink said:
Full OP
No way it is a "full" OP ! :-)

Sep 23, 2013 12:14 AM by symbv

MAN_Drake said:
Homestuck said:
Should one skip the older one and just go for this or watch em both?
The old one was trash, homie. Don't bother with it

No it wasn't. I thought this anime original ending was actually pretty good.
Since the manga is average, it's too bad they didn't use some bits in the anime that were really great. It would of elevated the manga.

Now.. I thought the OVA was absolute crap. The story was there but it looked like it was drawn by 5 year olds. They butchered them so bad.

I hope this remake follows the manga really wel;, though I'm skeptical about this 3rd new "art style" they're gonna be using. I think the original had fantastic animation.

Sep 11, 2013 11:22 AM by Erzaa

Luis_AP said:
Im a litte bit confused. This remake will be a sequence of the ova? If not, is it worth to watch hoshi no ume?

I'm guessing you meant "sequel". I don't read the manga so I don't know how they are related storywise but watching Hoshi no ume will definitely give you a understanding of how the characters will be and the animation style (going by what I saw in the PV above.)

Aug 29, 2013 11:54 PM by VioLink

^ The only question now is how much the sakuga will be kept at the high level shown in the PV.

Aug 29, 2013 11:17 PM by symbv

Im a litte bit confused. This remake will be a sequence of the ova? If not, is it worth to watch hoshi no ume?

Aug 29, 2013 9:33 PM by Luis_AP

Just digging my memory and still remember first Yozakura Quartet anime to be rather dull and generic, with pretty much forgettable characters and forgettable story (though the tsundere song is pretty memorable due to how hilarious it is), but the OADs which came out afterwards were awesome. I hope this reboot will do the manga justice since the manga is waaay better than the first anime

Aug 29, 2013 3:39 PM by Amiluhur

Premieres October 6th:

Aug 29, 2013 8:31 AM by AbZeroNow

I like the old character design better.

Aug 12, 2013 2:01 PM by TragicGenocider


Jul 27, 2013 8:03 AM by snuffless

Oh boy I'm excited for this. When I saw the OVA I was so impressed that I went and watched the one that came out in 2008.. oh boy was I sad ;__;

Jul 27, 2013 1:21 AM by Empryrean

Confirmed to air this fall

New key visual and arts available in the official anime site:

Jul 22, 2013 3:00 AM by symbv

Wow, I'm rather baffled by how the new adaption will go, ANN says it will be a reboot of the series with new elements incorporated, but when they were talking about Hoshi no Umi, they said that would be something of a reboot originally (the synopsis for Hoshi no Umi retains the statement I'm referring to) but with that being said, the subtitle for the new TV series is Hana no Uta (Song of Flowers) an arc which comes before Tsuki ni Naku and I don't know where it will adapt to so I'm a little worried. Ideally it should go without saying that I want Hana no Uta to start from the beginning with new content and adapts all the manga (and perhaps has a sequel or goes on hiatus for catchup).

Apr 25, 2013 5:36 AM by AngelsArcanum

Even surprised for it to actually get a remake. I really thought it would stay as it is although I must say, I'm glad there will be a remake. I mean, I really liked the anime, but that was when I haven't read the manga yet. After reading the manga, I really thought the anime needs to get a remake and follow the original one more though I also thought it would be impossible because it is not common for many anime to even get a season 2 so a remake is really really impossible. But then, this news cam out and so, I'm definitely gonna wait for this no matter how long. But it seems the remake will again have those "anime original" parts, hopefully it's much better.

Apr 21, 2013 2:21 AM by krisalice85

Colonelfancy said:
I remember when at took at least a decade before a remake or reboot was even concieved, now the time span is four years? I like Yozakura Quartet and it did deserve a better show more faithful to the source material, but has the standards for quality sunken so bad that a new version of a TV show has to be ushered in to replace the memory of the previous one? Does a planet need Full Metal Alchemist and FMA Brotherhood to exist so soon? Or Neo Negima, or whatever it's called? Nothing is given time to sink in anymore and be digested, this is anime malnutrition! If this is the new logic, then where is the new Togainu No chi anime after THAT disaster? All I'm saying is "GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!!"

Kanon 2002 -> Kanon 2006 (4 years)

2008 -> 2013 (5 years)

Not exactly unusual. Also FMA Brotherhood is a bit of a special beastie. I mean the darn thing is 64 episodes long! You can't compare the work of FMA to anything else really.

Apr 9, 2013 4:47 PM by scruffykiwi

A remake in only five years?

The first adaptation must have suuuuuucked.

Apr 8, 2013 12:58 AM by ChronosXIII