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4-koma Manga 'Wakaba*Girl' to Receive Short TV Anime Adaptation [Update 3/21]

by tsubasalover
Mar 18, 2015 1:14 AM | 31 Comments
A scan made available of Manga Time Kirara Max magazine's May issue revealed that 4-koma manga Wakaba*Girl will be adapted to anime.

The short TV series will premiere as part of the new Ultra Super Anime Time programming block on Tokyo MX and BS11 in July. Thirty minutes in length, Ultra Super Anime Time will consist of 3 ten-minute shorts. The previously announced third season of Wooser no Sono Higurashi will also fill one of the three airing slots.

Three chapters of Yui Hara's Wakaba*Girl were serialized between 2010 and 2011 in the Otome Tsuushin anthology series by publisher Sousaku Koubou. In 2013, they were compiled by Houbunsha and published in a single volume, along with the fourth and final chapter.

The 4-koma series is about a young girl named Wakaba Kohashi, who has an elegant air befitting her given name, meaning "fresh leaves." Despite her looks, Wakaba is fascinated by the gyaru subculture, a label applied to fashion-conscious young women who typically have bleached hair, tanned skin, and heavy make-up. This story follows the daily life of Wakaba and her friends, and the time that they spend together.

Yui Hara is best known for her manga series Kiniro Mosaic. The anime adaptation's second season, Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic, begins airing on April 6.

Source: Scan via ANN

Wakaba*Girl on MAL


Update March 21
The main staff list of Wakaba*Girl was announced at AnimeJapan.

Director: Seiji Watanabe
Script: Jukki Hanada
Character Design: Kana Ishida
Studio: Nexus

Source: Nekonotemo

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AO968 said:
zetsu_shoren said:
http://myanimelist.net/manga/69737/Wakaba*Girl

1 volume
4 chapters


What's there to promote???


Probably the author's name.

Either way, I'm interested.


Yep.
Well, I love slice of life Anime.
I can see that MAL is improving, huh. They have pictures now beside the announcement.

Mar 20, 2015 5:43 AM by Tengai

Oh more diabetes xD
But.. but I want Karen-desu! xD

Mar 20, 2015 4:21 AM by Ray_Light

Jaeger07 said:
Welp, I came here expecting to see that Azusa's band after K-On, Wakaba Girls, will have their own anime series. Guess it's not haha.
I didn't even think of that. Seeing K-ON! Highschool having an adaptation would be nice. Tbh I like it better than the original.

Mar 19, 2015 5:15 PM by chinesecartoonz

I really need to watch Kiniro Mosaic sometime. I mean, seriously.

Mar 19, 2015 3:14 PM by HidamariSeashore

Welp, I came here expecting to see that Azusa's band after K-On, Wakaba Girls, will have their own anime series. Guess it's not haha.

Mar 18, 2015 3:01 PM by Jaeger07

Alright this will be a fun watch.

Mar 18, 2015 2:56 PM by Ramkec

moar cuteness is coming

Mar 18, 2015 10:32 AM by Valithria

Will skip it for now, may watch it later
Kiniro Mosaic 2nd season is enough for now.

Mar 18, 2015 10:05 AM by Nisx

Looks so cute. Will definitely be watching :3

Mar 18, 2015 8:45 AM by Sacred

I don't see the point in it because it's so short...but it's still nice. If this manga can get an adaptation at only 1 volume, surely others can.

*still vaguely hoping for Alice Quartet Obbligato to get an adaptation*

Mar 18, 2015 8:44 AM by chinesecartoonz

Heart melting character designs, I need to read this manga real quick, also I will watch the anime despite it being only 3 episodes long.

Mar 18, 2015 8:35 AM by Hoppy

Damn this looks kawaii as f*ck

Mar 18, 2015 8:05 AM by Falcomster

It's unfortunate this anime will be a short one, but....

This.....is......must......watch!

Mar 18, 2015 7:51 AM by Rayrin

So the episodes will be 10 minutes long? Sounds like actually a pretty good lenght for that kind of simple anime...

I love Kinmosa so I'll surely watch this too. I'm also interested to see how they picture gyaru culture in moe anime xD

Mar 18, 2015 7:40 AM by CinnamonHime

And now they have 5 upcoming anime, kirara is on a roll.

Mar 18, 2015 6:44 AM by rederoin

Kin'iro was kawaii, so definitely gonna check this out too.

Mar 18, 2015 6:30 AM by nikolai131

zetsu_shoren said:
http://myanimelist.net/manga/69737/Wakaba*Girl

1 volume
4 chapters


What's there to promote???


Probably the author's name.

Either way, I'm interested.

Mar 18, 2015 5:11 AM by Firelord76

Seems cute. Sure, I'll watch it.

Mar 18, 2015 4:40 AM by AL19

Wakaba*Girl?? I didnt even heard of that Manga.....

I'll check the Plot later

Mar 18, 2015 3:51 AM by aerithclode

Looks boring like most short anime

I want 2nd season for Himegoto

Mar 18, 2015 3:41 AM by thepath

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