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Original Anime 'Glasslip' by P.A. Works to Air Summer 2014 [Update 4/3]

by tsubasalover
Mar 10, 2014 8:19 AM | 116 Comments
Animation studio P.A. Works has launched a site for their new original TV anime Glasslip. The series will air Summer 2014. The story revolves around a 17-year-old girl named Touko Fukami who has a dream to become a glass artisan.

More information on the anime will given at a later date. Updates will be given on the official Twitter page for the series.

Official site

Sources: Twitter, Yaraon

News submitted by Stark700 and LittleStar

Glasslip on MAL


Update March 20
The official site has updated the site and revealed a key visual, PV, and staff.

Original Work: Kazemichi
Director: Junji Nishimura
Vice Director: Takebumi Anzai)
Series Composition: Rika Satou, Junji Nishimura
Character Design, Animation Director: Miki Takeshita
Art Director: Toshie Honda
Film Director: Satoshi Namiki
3D Director: Kouyuu Haruta
Color Design: Naomi Nakano
Editing: Ayumu Takahashi
Sound Director: Kouji Tsujitani
Music: Akito Matsuda
OP: ChouCho
ED: nano.RIPE
Music Studio: Lantis
Producer: Infinite
Producing Committee: glasslip project

Source: Official site


Update April 3
The cast has been announced.

Touko Fumika: Seria Furukawa
Yanagi Takayama: Saori Hayami
Sachi Nagamiya: Risa Taneda
Kakeru Okikura: Ryota Ohsaka
Yukinari Imi: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Hiro Shirosaki: Daiki Yamashita

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smQpnr3KIi0

Source: Official site

20 of 116 Comments Recent Comments

I am looking forward to this so much!

Apr 19, 2014 3:52 AM by TragicRomance

Ohsaka Ryota? PA Works seems to have taken a liking to him :) Hopefully his character gets more screen time than Kaname got.

Apr 3, 2014 6:45 PM by tingy

Amazing cast!

Apr 3, 2014 10:54 AM by phoenixalia

Great cast. Wow, even more hype :)

Apr 3, 2014 8:58 AM by Mayuka

News Update
The cast has been announced.

Touko Fumika: Seria Furukawa
Yanagi Takayama: Saori Hayami
Sachi Nagamiya: Risa Taneda
Kakeru Okikura: Ryota Ohsaka
Yukinari Imi: Nobunaga Shimazaki
Hiro Shirosaki: Daiki Yamashita

PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smQpnr3KIi0

Source: Official site

Apr 3, 2014 8:36 AM by tsubasalover

This sounds like it could be really cool.

Mar 31, 2014 12:01 AM by LayedBack

oh! Another anime from PA works! From hanasaku iroha to nagi no asukara, can't wait to see this one!

Mar 30, 2014 7:07 PM by _kukiyomenai

A glass artisan... I only watched two series from P.A. Works (Angel Beats and Nagi no Asukara) but it seems very interesting, I'll give it a watch.

Mar 30, 2014 6:38 AM by Kunagi7

Why I cling on to the hope of this not going romance drama, I don't know.

Mar 28, 2014 11:17 PM by DGemu

I'm looking forward it, it seems pretty good.

Mar 28, 2014 9:46 PM by Haruchan-

WOW. The artwork looks just amazing! The music and storyline too. I have high expectations!

Mar 27, 2014 1:49 PM by Dana_tiger

A glass artisan... I'll give this a watch.

Mar 25, 2014 3:34 PM by Meruru_Arls

With every preview, this anime looks gorgeous! I am super excited for this!

Mar 25, 2014 12:10 PM by NanoZero

I love P.A. Works Scenery/being so detailed... it's always a pleasure to look at :3 and they've improved a lot!
Will definitely try out.

Mar 25, 2014 1:04 AM by Vanessa

God, PA works has become one of those studios you have to WATCH.

High expectations can hurt, though.

Mar 24, 2014 6:14 PM by thomtinuviel

Initially I didn't plan to watch this when I look at the synopsis. Until I saw the promotional picture and it is going to be animated by P.A. Works, I'm definitely having high hopes for this.

Mar 22, 2014 9:15 AM by delulytric

This anime seems very interesting

Mar 22, 2014 9:10 AM by b1GZZ

Hahalollawl said:


Perhaps it stems from some people thinking that only women/girls can enjoy drama and/or romance shows. Which is not true, I can assure you. But anyways, who cares what a few people think right? As long as the disc buying fanbase was moved to support/purchase stuff, hopefully we will get more shows like it right?


Yeah, I think some having that idea, which like you said, is not true. Yeah, it's the disc buying fanbase which matters and NagiAsu will probably average ~3k-3.5k and it's not a loss and that's what matters.

Hahalollawl said:
And yeah, NagiAsu might not be a fair comparison for the story. However, I wouldn't be too surprised if this show did bring a similar level of quality in some of the other things, like music, animation, etc. But yeah, to have a story with the same feelings and/or emotional power as NagiAsu...that seems unlikely.


We'll have to wait and see. :D

Mar 20, 2014 10:14 PM by phoenixalia

phoenixalia said:
Hahalollawl said:


Nagi no Asukara a shoujo? What the heck?! So what, if it spends less than 99% of the time focused on the male lead and spreads the attention among female and male characters and their development it's automatically a shoujo? Kudaranai!

Shoujo is a label, and one that doesn't mean that much to me anyways...

To be honest though, I don't expect this to be as good as NagiAsu. I realize it's early, but I just don't think it will have the same kind of feel, but I could be wrong. Also, Mari Okada is not involved right? Didn't she do the writing for NagiAsu?


Apparently by some people, yes, it is labeled as a shoujo. I find it ridiculous as well. That was one of the refreshing parts of NagiAsu. It actually felt like the characters were characters with their own conflicts, their own great moments, their monologues.

I don't expect this to be as good as NagiAsu either. I could be wrong like you, but it gives me a feeling. But comparing it to NagiAsu is kinda unfair. It's a masterpiece SoL, romance, drama anime.


Perhaps it stems from some people thinking that only women/girls can enjoy drama and/or romance shows. Which is not true, I can assure you. But anyways, who cares what a few people think right? As long as the disc buying fanbase was moved to support/purchase stuff, hopefully we will get more shows like it right?

And yeah, NagiAsu might not be a fair comparison for the story. However, I wouldn't be too surprised if this show did bring a similar level of quality in some of the other things, like music, animation, etc. But yeah, to have a story with the same feelings and/or emotional power as NagiAsu...that seems unlikely.

Mar 20, 2014 9:48 PM by Hahalollawl

Glass artisan, sol... could be interesting. And P.A Works art is top notch as usual.
Ptw'ed.

Mar 20, 2014 2:22 PM by BatoKusanagi

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