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4-koma Manga 'Koroshiya-san' to be Animated

by symbv
Jul 15, 2013 10:08 PM | 27 Comments
It was announced that "Koroshiya-san", a 4-koma gag manga about an assassin who boasts he can kill "anything", will get an anime adaptation. The anime will be made by Opera House, a flash anime studio. The manga started serialization in Manga Action in 2004 and four volumes have been published. It also got a drama CD adaptation in late 2009.

Anime official website: http://www.5648.jp/

Source: Moca News

Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun on MAL

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Shadow-Chan said:

I seriously need to know why the use of numbers for the anime official website. 5648 is associated with killers or assassins somehow?


"go" - 5
"roku" - 6
"shi" (or "yon") - 4
"hachi" - 8

Ko-ro-shi-ya =P

Sep 21, 2013 1:41 PM by DardDrak

From what little I read of the manga, the dog seems to be quite an important character LOL

Aug 20, 2013 6:32 AM by symbv

PV




Character design



Aug 20, 2013 6:29 AM by Shadow-Chan

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-08-19/takahiro-sakurai-stars-in-the-hired-gun/koroshiya-san-anime

Some cast members of the series listed:

Takahiro Sakurai (Code Geass' Suzaku) as Kuroshiya-san
Aki Kanada (Hetalia's Chibitalia) as Apprentice
Saki Fujita (Attack on Titan's Ymir) as Father's Rival Woman
Toru Ohkawa (Soul Eater's Death Scythe) as Police Sergeant
Keiji Fujiwara (Attack on Titan's Hannes) as Gorō

Aug 19, 2013 1:39 PM by Stark700

Theme song is "the end" by Mix Speaker's,Inc.

Jul 22, 2013 2:54 AM by Shadow-Chan

Houndthree said:
The MC looks freaking hot.


Indeed.

Jul 16, 2013 2:28 PM by Nouilly

Houndthree said:
The MC looks freaking hot.


This. And he spends his daily life with his shirt unbuttoned like that! Reading through a few manga panels, he seems to be a perv. I'm so interested and hopefully drama cast will be the same. MC with dat sexy voice makes him even hotter.

I seriously need to know why the use of numbers for the anime official website. 5648 is associated with killers or assassins somehow?

Jul 16, 2013 2:08 PM by Shadow-Chan

jugann said:
Flash anime aren't my cup of tea, but i'll check it out i guess

The same for me.

i didn't expected a 4-koma with action and thriller...

Jul 16, 2013 12:46 PM by kanbe

sounds like fun but i'm still not sure

Jul 16, 2013 12:08 PM by Mr_Gutts

cat_clan said:
AnimeAnime wrote about it too, but there it says it's going to be a short animated series. This animation house were the ones in charge of the Beelzebub flash animated specials.
AnimeAnime's news came at 19:18 Japan time, four hours later than the first break of news (and my post in MAL) - it does not give more details about the anime itself but it does provide more information about the studio and the director Ikegaya Ai, which is good.

Just for clarification, Moca News did not say if it will be a flash anime. And in the post I only noted the fact that Opera House is a flash anime studio without saying if this anime itself is going to be a flash anime. On the other hand, I do not think the two preclude each other: If it is a flash anime, then chances is it is likely to be a series of short anime too.

Jul 16, 2013 7:50 AM by symbv

AnimeAnime wrote about it too, but there it says it's going to be a short animated series. This animation house were the ones in charge of the Beelzebub flash animated specials.

Jul 16, 2013 7:43 AM by cat_clan

Flash anime aren't my cup of tea, but i'll check it out i guess

Jul 16, 2013 7:19 AM by jugann

This is going to be fun, flash anime always makes me laugh.

Jul 16, 2013 5:45 AM by Sakana-san

Iiiiiinteresting. Looks good, I'm game! :D

Jul 16, 2013 4:03 AM by pennyiscute

Antanaru said:
Why even bother making flash animation.
To catch attention of course. Before this news, did you know this manga for example?

Jul 16, 2013 3:00 AM by symbv

Why even bother making flash animation.

Jul 16, 2013 2:55 AM by Antanaru

symbv said:
Ia flash anime studio.

that part sounds like a "no"... Also, plot revolving around killer with comedy genre - really wonder if its any good. Might give it a try though.
Houndthree said:
The MC looks freaking hot.

If there was only the guy - that would be good. But looking at the chick from one of the volume pic's I smell fanservice overkill =_=

Jul 16, 2013 2:15 AM by Toshiru

Hmmm may watch when it release.

An assassin within the comedy genre. Somethings suppose to happen for sure :P

Jul 16, 2013 1:45 AM by Toast123

Action, Comedy, Police, Seinen, and Thriller. When I hear "4-koma" only one of those genres come to mind, might give it a go.

Jul 16, 2013 1:09 AM by mitch3315

"It was announced that "Koroshiya-san" will get an anime adaptation."
Oh heyy
◠‿◠

" The anime will be made by Opera House, a flash anime studio."
Okay
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Jul 16, 2013 12:32 AM by stand

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