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French Picture Book Rita et Machin To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Mar 13, 2009 9:02 AM | 22 Comments
Nippon Animation announced an anime adaptation of a French picture book "Rita et Machin" written by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod and illustrated by Olivier Tallec. It's a slice of life of a precocious girl Rita and a lazy dog Machin.

Source: Official website

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Rita et Machin... Could have swore That said "Michiko e Hatchin" xD
Wishful thinking I suppose.

Mar 14, 2009 2:17 PM by Bluesnow

It's a child book, that's why you don't know it, even if you're french, but it has good sales in France and it's a phenomenon in Japan. Actually, the author is the second best seller for children/teenagers' books in France (the first being, of course, JK Rowlings).

He's my father best friend, so I'm especially looking forward to this, and I'm very glad they have finalised the deal !

Mar 14, 2009 1:13 PM by snoopygirl

ZinnKid said:
wakka9ca said:
ummyeah said:
LET'S HOPE HARRY POTTER GETS PICKED UP NEXT.
...OR, EVEN BETTER, TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!desu
Lol that's so not gotta happen.
With things like this (only a manga, but still too close for comfort), you'll really never know what's next.
lol, I still need to read that...

Mar 14, 2009 8:43 AM by ummyeah

Oh wow, I've been quoted too much here. It's embarassing.

It seems nobody in France knows about this. It's just weird :')

Mar 14, 2009 3:36 AM by Lynalith

Interesting.
but i have no clue what that picture book is about.

Mar 14, 2009 2:45 AM by Sohei

Anomalous said:
For a minute there I thought we had an announcement of the 2010 WMT before Konnichiwa Anne even aired... but it's coming out this year, so no.

Do want, though. Hope this gets subbed.


Same.

Dog somewhat reminds me of Snoopy, which is a good thing. Looking forward to this, looks like it will be real cute.

Mar 13, 2009 10:20 PM by Siing

wakka9ca said:
ummyeah said:
LET'S HOPE HARRY POTTER GETS PICKED UP NEXT.
...OR, EVEN BETTER, TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!desu
Lol that's so not gotta happen.
With things like this (only a manga, but still too close for comfort), you'll really never know what's next.

Mar 13, 2009 9:49 PM by ZinnKid

For a minute there I thought we had an announcement of the 2010 WMT before Konnichiwa Anne even aired... but it's coming out this year, so no.

Do want, though. Hope this gets subbed.

Mar 13, 2009 4:13 PM by Anomalous

ummyeah said:
Sounds cute.

LET'S HOPE HARRY POTTER GETS PICKED UP NEXT.
...OR, EVEN BETTER, TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!desu


Lol that's so not gotta happen.

wow how many guilty French people we have here?

Mar 13, 2009 3:09 PM by wakka9ca

Sounds cute.

LET'S HOPE HARRY POTTER GETS PICKED UP NEXT.
...OR, EVEN BETTER, TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!desu

Mar 13, 2009 3:04 PM by ummyeah

Pralyn said:
I'm French and I don't even know this "Rita and Machin" picture book.
I feel ashamed somehow.

Mar 13, 2009 2:53 PM by Exelen

Serenti said:
First Stitch, now this. Before we know it they will start animate books from Sweden, and our country will become well known and take over the world. End of story x''D

agree

Mar 13, 2009 1:15 PM by aghagjhakjghakg

First Stitch, now this. Before we know it they will start animate books from Sweden, and our country will become well known and take over the world. End of story x''D

Mar 13, 2009 1:13 PM by Serenti

LOL @ all the guilty French people.

This looks really cute, hopefully someone will sub it.

Mar 13, 2009 1:08 PM by the_seventh_l

Pralyn said:
I'm French and I don't even know this "Rita and Machin" picture book.
I feel ashamed somehow.

Mar 13, 2009 1:05 PM by iKji

Pralyn said:
I'm French and I don't even know this "Rita and Machin" picture book.
I feel ashamed somehow.

Mar 13, 2009 12:54 PM by tsuD

At first I read / thought Rita from Mitchiko e Hatchin got a spin-off lol. Not a Nippon Ani fan besides Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, but cool I guess

Mar 13, 2009 11:36 AM by so_addictive

Pralyn said:
I'm French and I don't even know this "Rita and Machin" picture book.
I feel ashamed somehow.

Mar 13, 2009 11:09 AM by Mashima

This looks oddly familiar.

Mar 13, 2009 10:51 AM by Ramen

Aww, looks super cute. : D Looking forward to see it animated.

Mar 13, 2009 10:38 AM by shikibu