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'Shishou Series' TV Anime Planned for 2016

by arsonal
Feb 28, 2015 3:48 AM | 85 Comments
It was announced that the occult horror web novel Shishou Series will receive multiple adaptations in 2016. The first will be a live-action movie, followed by a TV anime and a live-action TV drama. Details of the anime and drama adaptations will be revealed at a later date.

Shishou Series was originally published on the 2channel board in 2003. It has been serialized as a manga series since the December 2013 issue of Young King OURs magazine. Futabasha has also been publishing the work as a light novel series since 2014. Both the manga and light novels have two volumes in print.

Actor Mahiro Takasugi (Kamen Rider Gaim) was cast as an "image character" to portray what the series protagonist would look like. In the story, the protagonist is a first-year university student who comes from the countryside. He meets an upperclassman whom he calls "Master" (Shishou), and the two investigate various urban legends and psychic phenomena.

Director: Atsushi Shimizu (Nana to Kaoru live-action adaptation)
Script: Chiaki Konaka (Hellsing)
Studio: Pierrot Plus

Official site: http://www.damnedmaster.com/
Teaser PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVeHCCiIvx4

Source: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Shishou Series on MAL

20 of 85 Comments Recent Comments

why include live action for an ANIME PREVIEW?!
looks interesting but it might be shit

Mar 6, 2015 12:43 PM by Vanessa

This seems cool, will watch!

Mar 6, 2015 10:26 AM by GlaringDream

Tomino said:
Herlock said:
Ewww no gross Micchy, I couldn't stand that guy in Gaim.
Yeah this is probably going to be like Gaim except instead of saying "Mai-san" in every sentence he will say Shishou.
Oh no...that would be the actual horror of the show

Mar 2, 2015 2:44 AM by Maor

Thanks for recommended. I'll put it on my schedule.

Mar 1, 2015 11:48 PM by Rxargyros

Does it have a LN or manga? i would rathers read it before spoiler's and also it looks amazing..
what some people say is true i hope pierrot doesn't ruin this anime...

Mar 1, 2015 5:51 PM by Jctatis

It looks interesting but im kind of worried bc Pierrot . . .

Mar 1, 2015 5:44 PM by radionoise

looks quite different, may check this out :3

Mar 1, 2015 4:49 PM by -Panda_Hero-

I really liked the PV, gonna watch it for sure!

Mar 1, 2015 2:54 PM by bittersweetlove

The PV is creepy and weird. I will look forward to the anime.

Mar 1, 2015 1:41 PM by Tohka_Yatogami

LastChapter said:
tingy said:
I love Infinite :D but that didn't remind me of The Chaser at all haha.

Anyways, really cool and kind of creepy PV. Seems like something to look forward to, if delivered well.

When comparing this part with this one, there is somewhat a similarity between the two. I'm not saying that the beats are an exact match, but enough to remind me a song I listened to years ago. Definitely understandable if a PV of a horror series doesn't remind you of a kpop song XD

I hear it a little I think now. Lol you must have some good ears/memory.

Mar 1, 2015 12:57 PM by tingy

Herlock said:
Ewww no gross Micchy, I couldn't stand that guy in Gaim.
Yeah this is probably going to be like Gaim except instead of saying "Mai-san" in every sentence he will say Shishou.

Mar 1, 2015 12:21 PM by Toei

ChairForceOne said:
This is Aku no Hana 2.0.

Its not.

Mar 1, 2015 11:19 AM by Z4k

Ewww no gross Micchy, I couldn't stand that guy in Gaim.

Mar 1, 2015 11:17 AM by Maor

This is Aku no Hana 2.0.

Mar 1, 2015 11:17 AM by ChairForceOne

PV is pretty cool, looking forward to this. 2016 tho :(

Mar 1, 2015 11:16 AM by HuaXue

asdfghjklbreanna said:
I'm not really liking the mix of live action and animation...


its just a pv for the entire project. (theres a live action one + an anime)

Mar 1, 2015 8:09 AM by DatRandomDude

I'm not really liking the mix of live action and animation...

Mar 1, 2015 7:59 AM by asdfghjklbreanna

Seems like super interesting! Unfortunately it's just going to air in 2016 :/

Mar 1, 2015 6:17 AM by b1GZZ

weird , insane why not ?}

like it a lot ^_^

Mar 1, 2015 4:18 AM by Maronise

man this looked like something right up MadHouse alley. I hope perriot plus does a good jump because this looks awesome.

Mar 1, 2015 12:48 AM by ToMuchMayo

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