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Original Anime 'Minarai Diva' Announced to Air Summer 2014

by tsubasalover
Mar 22, 2014 11:33 PM | 24 Comments
As a part of Nippon Housou Announcer Hisanori Yoshida's animation project, Minarai Diva has been announced to air Summer 2014. The anime is a "live broadcast anime" and will use motion capture technology to render the characters and movements with MMD style software. According to the official website, it will air on the smartphone channel/app NOTTV and other (as of yet) unannounced channels. Each episode will be 60 minutes.

Cast
Ruri Tamaki: Rie Murakawa
Ui Harune: Nozomi Yamamoto
Narrator: Hisanori Yoshida

Staff
Chief Producing Director: Hisanori Yoshida
Director, Composition, Script: Koutarou Ishidate
Character Design: Adachi Shingo
Producer: Yoshitada Fukui
Assistant Producer: Yuusuke Tsuruoka
Animation Director: cort
Animator: Uri, Kaneko Ran-ou, Sekken, Tantan, Ahiru
Illustrator: Rewo, Poaro, Hime, Akasaka
Designer: mao
CG Modering: Sapoten
Real Time CG Production: Katsutoshi Suzuki
Real Time CG Producer: Tadashi Nagamatsu
Real Time CG Operator: Shintarou Mukai
Choreography and Motion Actor: Sacchaso
Sound Studio: HALF H・P STUDIO
Sound Producer: Tooru Nakano
Sound Effect: Yoshiaki Tokunaga
Music: Junichi Inoue / Hajime
Theme Song: "Run Diva Run"
Lyrics: Ruri Tamaki & Ui Harune/Composer: Ghost Writer

Official site: http://yoani.tv/minaraidiva/

Source: Hisanori Yoshida's tweet

Minarai Diva on MAL

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

motion picture loli style, will pass

Mar 24, 2014 10:14 AM by Mr_Gutts

Hoppy said:
The world is not ready for rotoscoped lolis.


Mo-cap not rotoscoped. I suspect this will not appeal to western audiences as it will be like one of those random idol tv shows where they just burble on. Still .. it's an interesting idea.

Mar 24, 2014 1:39 AM by scruffykiwi

Not a fan of the character designs, but I guess this is somewhat original. I'll at least give it a shot.

Mar 23, 2014 9:21 AM by Nyuu3

The world is not ready for rotoscoped lolis.

Mar 23, 2014 8:35 AM by Hoppy

Live broadcast + mo-cap? Does that mean they'll be acting live and rendering in real time?

Mar 23, 2014 7:23 AM by xchee

I'll just do what I normally do, give it a try, if I like what I see I will continue watching it, if not, moving on.

Mar 23, 2014 5:06 AM by Jodyqt

Tynker said:

That's what I found on wiki :
石ダテコー太郎(いしだてこーたろう、本名:石館光太郎、...)
So Ishidate Koutarou would be the correct one

I'm pretty sure it's him : http://myanimelist.net/people/20613/Koutarou_Ishidate
Zefyris said:
tsubasalover said:
magicmaster said:

There's only one "kou", not two. It's just a different way to write his real name 石館, 光太郎 that he's using.
So Ishidate Koutarou indeed.


Thank you both.

Mar 23, 2014 4:48 AM by tsubasalover

I'll probably watch the first episode just to check, how it goes.

Mar 23, 2014 3:11 AM by Tankjan

"This anime was drawn before a live studio audience"

Mar 23, 2014 2:43 AM by Racaholic

Kudos for something new, but I'm definitely not putting in 60 minutes of my time until there are reviews on this.

Mar 23, 2014 2:35 AM by 2SugoiToActSugoi

Isn't Tesagure a better comparison than Aku no Hana?

Mar 23, 2014 2:32 AM by kuuderes_shadow

TheNaturalPerm said:
Since Aku no Hana was so CRAZY SUCCESSFUL, they decided "let's step it up a bit shall we?"

this will flop


Oddly enough Aku no Hana was successful! Sure not in disk sales but the manga got a nice boost.

Mar 23, 2014 2:18 AM by scruffykiwi

Since Aku no Hana was so CRAZY SUCCESSFUL, they decided "let's step it up a bit shall we?"

this will flop

Mar 23, 2014 1:42 AM by NaturalPerm

tsubasalover said:
magicmaster said:
tsubasalover said:
Director, Composition, Script: Tarou Ishidateko

Shouldn't it be Ishidate Koutarou?

Ishidate Kou Koutaru?
I know there's a katakana "Ko-" in the middle.
石ダテコー太郎

There's only one "kou", not two. It's just a different way to write his real name 石館, 光太郎 that he's using.
So Ishidate Koutarou indeed.

Interesting concept. I wonder if this will lead to a new trend in anime or if this will just disapear without any follow up.

Mar 23, 2014 1:41 AM by Zefyris

tsubasalover said:
magicmaster said:
tsubasalover said:
Director, Composition, Script: Tarou Ishidateko

Shouldn't it be Ishidate Koutarou?

Ishidate Kou Koutaru?
I know there's a katakana "Ko-" in the middle.
石ダテコー太郎


That's what I found on wiki :
石ダテコー太郎(いしだてこーたろう、本名:石館光太郎、...)
So Ishidate Koutarou would be the correct one

I'm pretty sure it's him : http://myanimelist.net/people/20613/Koutarou_Ishidate

Mar 23, 2014 1:27 AM by Tynker

magicmaster said:
tsubasalover said:
Director, Composition, Script: Tarou Ishidateko

Shouldn't it be Ishidate Koutarou?

Ishidate Kou Koutaru?
I know there's a katakana "Ko-" in the middle.
石ダテコー太郎

Mar 23, 2014 12:59 AM by tsubasalover

So is this going to be like super rotoscoped but in anime form?

Mar 23, 2014 12:38 AM by Red_Keys

It's good to see something new. MMD anime are cute, perhaps I'll give this anime a try.

Mar 23, 2014 12:36 AM by DeadIEnd

Motion capture technology, 60 minutes per episode, and it will air on the smartphone channel/app NOTTV.
Well, that was interesting.

Mar 23, 2014 12:30 AM by Tengai

Curious to see how this goes.

Mar 23, 2014 12:30 AM by Tynker

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