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GAINAX Produces Hanamaru Youchien Anime With Mizushima Seiji [Updated]

by dtshyk
Jun 3, 2009 4:40 AM | 33 Comments
According to Young GanGan no.12, Yuto's manga "Hanamaru Youchien (Hanamaru Kindergarten)" was announced to get an anime adaptation.

Staff
Director: Mizushima Seiji ("Fullmetal Alchemist", "Mobile Suit Gundam 00")
Vice Director: Kimura Ryuuichi (episode director of "Shikabane Hime: Aka")
Character Designer: Otsuka Mai ("Shakugan no Shana")
Series Organizer: Oguro Yuuichiro ("Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei")
Production Studio: GAINAX

Cast
Anzu: Shindou Kei
Hiiragi: Takagaki Ayahi
Koume: MAKO

Sources:
Scan of Young GanGan
Scan of Young GanGan 2
Hanamaru Youchien official website

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

I love this show alot, cant wait for episode 11 to air next week.

Mar 16, 2010 1:52 AM by Toddler_Naruto

So they ran out of ideas and decided to make this wow the future looks bright

Jan 6, 2010 8:01 AM by Cloud767

Why is everybody so surprised about this? GAINAX does do things other than mecha :D

Personally, I was reminded of the recent Petite Eva series and GAINAX's new policy of doing "generic money makers" in between their "actual" works. Think "He Is My Master" or "Maharomatic". Not that there's anything wrong with that, but the team of mostly non-GAINAX employees seem to solidly place this in the former category.

All that said, I'm still going to watch it, because I am a fan-girl and I watch anything GAINAX touches.

Jan 5, 2010 11:35 PM by shadowcat2323

AHAHAHAHA.

I still remember that nightmare.

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Nov 10, 2009 1:39 AM by ringoo4

Well, I went on the official website and they had a great big "IYASHI" written there so I think I'm sold. 8D

Oct 31, 2009 11:21 PM by BasakaNZ

Manga's great, looking forward to this.

Oct 31, 2009 10:43 PM by DarkDays

OOH! My eyes were about to pop out when I read this!! I'm definitely going to watch it!!!

Aug 22, 2009 5:45 AM by Nanivauva

windy said:
GundamUC said:
Mizushima Seiji is a horrible director especially after what he did with Gundam 00. maybe this show is something of his caliber considering he can't make a coherent plot.
i was awaiting your post.


Let's be honest GundamUC... you're absolutely right, Mizushima is not a good director (even if I find the first season of Gundam 00 to be far worse than the second).

Jun 26, 2009 7:43 AM by Jacut

Wow. If this has no ecchi and no usual Gainax stuff that i dislike so much, then i think i will end up loving it.

Jun 15, 2009 7:43 AM by Takai

Read 3 chapters of the manga, reminds me a lot of Kodomo no Jikan except without ecchi. I think this'll be a good timewaster.

Jun 8, 2009 5:02 AM by Orkle

Westlo said:
Not exactly Ubel Blattl


Sadly...

windy said:
GundamUC said:
Mizushima Seiji is a horrible director especially after what he did with Gundam 00. maybe this show is something of his caliber considering he can't make a coherent plot.
i was awaiting your post.


Just a matter of time... just a matter of time.

Did anyone doubt that creature will appear?

Jun 6, 2009 10:35 AM by Fai

dtshyk said:
GAINAX and Mizushima produce a kindergarten anime... sounds like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.


Too true. How're they going to get sabisu into this one? Lolicon sabisu?

Jun 6, 2009 10:07 AM by Hikari_Tajiri

Looking forward to it ^^

Jun 5, 2009 11:51 PM by Fabrice

seishi-sama said:
meh~
.2

Jun 4, 2009 8:21 AM by CoffeeGamer

GundamUC said:
Mizushima Seiji is a horrible director especially after what he did with Gundam 00. maybe this show is something of his caliber considering he can't make a coherent plot.
i was awaiting your post.

Jun 4, 2009 3:01 AM by windy

I'm hoping that it's animated FLCL style.

While I thought that Mizushima did good on Slayers Next, his last two major directorial works (FMA and Gundam 00) suffered horrible second halves. even if this will be by GAINAX, with Mizushima on the helm, not sure if I WANT.........

Jun 4, 2009 12:44 AM by avrc

Mizushima Seiji is a horrible director especially after what he did with Gundam 00. maybe this show is something of his caliber considering he can't make a coherent plot.

Jun 3, 2009 3:16 PM by TechnicsMKII

It's cute.

Jun 3, 2009 1:13 PM by BlackAssassin

This is... interesting?

Jun 3, 2009 1:07 PM by CreamyVelvet

lolwut?

Angst-ridden naptimes and manly playground brawls impending?

Jun 3, 2009 11:33 AM by Splitter

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