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Daichi Akitaro's New Anime Yume wo Kanaeru Zou Announced

by dtshyk
Jan 3, 2009 5:54 PM | 14 Comments
According to Daily Sports Online, Daichi Akitaro's new TV anime "Yume wo Kanaeru Zou (An elephant which grants a dream)" was announced to be aired from January 13th, 2009. An idol actor Kusanagi Tsuyoshi will play the main role.

"Yume wo Kanaeru Zou" is originally a self-help book for workers. It's about an ordinary office worker Fumiyama Fumio, who gains self-confidence by the advices of an Indian god "Ganesha".

Source: Daily Sports Online
Source: Daichi Akitaro's blog

14 Comments Recent Comments

It does sound interesting so I'll give it a try.

And yes, MegaTen fans should recognize Ganesha as one of the many 'demons' and 'persona' you face in the games.
Here is his look there:

Jan 6, 2009 2:58 PM by Kuronoa

Good director. should be a good series.

Jan 4, 2009 6:06 PM by Rail_Man

Ganesha.. I managed to get a Ganesha with Tetrakarn in Persona 4. There is actually an anime on the elephant deity?!

Jan 4, 2009 12:06 PM by Kira01

I want to see it!

Jan 4, 2009 11:47 AM by Lacrimosa

This sounds really original and funny.

Jan 4, 2009 9:27 AM by wakka9ca

ladyxzeus said:
LolitaDecay said:
An elephant?

That's Ganesha, the Indian god. ;) (or maybe this was the name of the rat he rides? Haven't studied this in a while...)


Ganesha is indian god with elephant head and a man's body. He can place and remove obstacles on the human's life path.

Jan 4, 2009 8:44 AM by ashura

LolitaDecay said:
An elephant?

That's Ganesha, the Indian god. ;) (or maybe this was the name of the rat he rides? Haven't studied this in a while...)

The premise seems awesome, I'll look forward ^^

Jan 4, 2009 7:31 AM by ladyxzeus

the liveaction Yume wo Kanaeru Zou just finished airing, Oguri Shun plays Nogami Kohei. i'm gonna watch the jdrama first...

Jan 4, 2009 6:51 AM by ashura

An elephant?

Jan 4, 2009 4:01 AM by LolitaDecay

Wow O.o It's like a "....... for dummies" anime adaptation.

Definitely must check it out

Jan 4, 2009 2:35 AM by StriderMS

Kimura said:
An anime based on a self-help book?

One word: AWESOME.


O__O ya srsly, that's gonna be really interesting to watch. (hopefully)

Jan 3, 2009 7:48 PM by magentaanbu

An anime based on a self-help book?

One word: AWESOME.

Jan 3, 2009 7:13 PM by Kimura

ummyeah said:
What an odd title.


What an odd idea for an anime.

Jan 3, 2009 6:57 PM by Icy-nee-san

What an odd title.
Daichi Akitaro is a good director, so I'll probably check this out. :)

Jan 3, 2009 6:14 PM by ummyeah