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Light Novel 'Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta' to be Animated (Confirmed as TV Series in Winter 2014)

by symbv
May 16, 2013 3:56 AM | 70 Comments
According to the newsletter of Gagaga Bunko, the light novel "Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta" (Love Song of a Certain Pilot) will get an anime adaptation. No more information is available yet.

The light novel is part of the "Hikuushi" (Pilot) series and has 5 volumes altogether. In fall 2011, another novel of the series, "Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku", was adapted into an anime movie of the same name. "Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta" took place in the same world but at an earlier time.

Source: Scan of Gagaga Bunko newsletter

Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta on MAL

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Sounds interesting, gonna give it a try.

Nov 27, 2013 4:07 AM by Mikenzb

The official website also updated with new key visual

There is also new character design pics and a relationship diagram of the characters

Nov 19, 2013 8:01 AM by symbv would think because I liked the movie a lot I would be more interested in this one but alas...

I particularly liked the animation in the movie, and I have a feeling the animation in this series will not be comparable to the movie...I could be wrong though.

Also, the character designs are, well, how should I put it...not my favorite.

Anyways, I'll probably try to give this one a shot since I liked the movie so much, but I don't think I'm going to get my hopes up too high...On the other hand, I would like to see more good drama romance shows in the future, so if it is good, I do hope it does well.

Nov 18, 2013 9:20 AM by Hahalollawl

Nov 18, 2013 7:05 AM by symbv

tsubasalover said:
OP will be sung by petit milady (yes, they both are characters' voices in the anime)!

Huh, so I guess that makes this a Universal series then. How unexpected.

Oct 29, 2013 3:32 PM by nextday

Romance + Drama .... *Add to my list* hope that the studio will do it right -.-...... we don't see romance + drama each season a lot :<

Oct 28, 2013 5:49 AM by Haine

Art looks nice. Yoshida Reiko on the screenplay/script staff? Yes please.

Oct 28, 2013 2:12 AM by xchee

>With hatred and revenge in his mind
Please don't be shit, please don't be shit, please don't be shit.

Oct 28, 2013 1:27 AM by Kurt

OP will be sung by petit milady (yes, they both are characters' voices in the anime)!

Oct 28, 2013 1:00 AM by tsubasalover

Website started

Sep 18, 2013 6:11 AM by symbv

So airing time is moved back from Fall 2013 to Winter 2014.

Studio: TMS Entertainment
Director: Suzuki Toshimasa (Rinne no Lagrange)
Series Composition: Inotsume Shinichi (The Unlimited) (and Yoshida Reiko of GirlPan and K-On also is in the screenplay staff)
Character Design: Harada Hiroki (Sasami-san)
Military setting adviser: Suzuki Takaaki (GirlPan)

With Yuuki Aoi and Taketasu Ayana both in the main cast, I wonder if their new singing unit "petit milady" will sing any of the OP or ED...

Aug 10, 2013 6:38 AM by symbv

Perhaps this will be more entertaining than the movie since they'll have time to flesh out the themes. As someone who has never read the light novels, the ending of the movie is horrible when you really don't care enough (nor does the movie even bother trying) about the world to feel good about our two mains going off to correct prejudice.

Plus, no 3 sentence epilogue. Its got to be better. I wonder if the dogfights will be as cool though?

Aug 3, 2013 2:54 PM by ZiharkXVI

Studio and staff information is out

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Director: Suzuki Torimasa (Rinne no Lagrange)

Series Composition: Inotsume Shinichi (The Unlimited)

Character Design: Harada Hiroki (Yugioh Zexal, Sasami-san Ganbaranai)

Military Consultant: Suzuki Takaaki (Girls und Panzer)

Jul 18, 2013 2:13 AM by symbv

Good to know this is going to debut this Fall. I was a little worried but now I'm relaxed. Can't wait to see how it goes.

Jun 17, 2013 9:13 PM by Stark700

I am digging this news!

Jun 17, 2013 2:14 PM by Siva

symbv said:
The breaking news is that the anime will start to air this fall.

Director is Suzuki Toshimasa

I could not find the studio information though.

Series Composition is Inotsume Shinichi

Jun 17, 2013 10:34 AM by AbZeroNow

Romedbaumann said:
It should be "Fall" not "all" in the title, right?
Typo, corrected.

Jun 17, 2013 6:40 AM by symbv

It should be "Fall" not "all" in the title, right?

Jun 17, 2013 6:36 AM by Romedbaumann