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Comedy Manga 'Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan' Gets TV Anime Adaptation for Fall 2015

by Stark700
Jun 30, 2015 8:40 PM | 35 Comments
A website has opened for an anime adaptation of comedy manga Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan (Young Hot Spring Spirit Hakone-chan), written by Daisuke Yui. The series will run for one cours of 13 episodes in Fall 2015. The title character is named after the town of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture, which is known for its onsen (hot spring) resorts and surrounding volcanically active geysers.

The manga was serialized on Aplix's Comic Meteor web platform between 2012 and 2014. Two volumes have been published by Holp Shuppan in November 2013 and April 2014. To commemorate the announcement of the adaptation, Comic Meteor is republishing the first three chapters on its website.

Synopsis
The story follows Hakone, a hot spring spirit who descended to a spa resort on Earth. However, with her long slumber, she looks like a little girl on the outside. (The "Yousei" in the title is a wordplay on the Japanese words for fairy and a young child.) High school boy Touya stumbles across her at a hot spring and ends up joining Hakone in retrieving her original powers. (Source: ANN)

Staff
Director, Character Design: Takeyuki Yanase (Himegoto)
Script: Korie Tomonaga, Momoko Murakami
Chief Animation Director: Takeyuki Yanase, Masaaki Sakurai
Studio: Asahi Production, Production Reed

Official site: http://www.hakone-chan.jp/
Official manga site: http://comic-meteor.jp/hakone/

Source: Akiba Souken

Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan on MAL

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It sounds somewhat interesting, I'm not expecting too much of it though.

Aug 20, 2015 10:44 AM by KamSung

I want to have a good laugh after awhile...i hope this doesnt drop my expectations
..I still havent tried the manga

Aug 16, 2015 4:43 AM by rageiX

mayukachan said:
oh god...looks like one of the 948549 anime we have so far


No.

Aug 13, 2015 11:48 PM by dmasterxd

HaXXspetten said:
Praise the loli goddesses

Jul 6, 2015 4:32 AM by OppaiSugoi

IndigoBangarang said:
It's also nice that they are adapting a finished manga :)
That's weird though, but nice. Since it's finished, I hope for at least a decent ending. It's rare to even get an ending for a slice of life comedy series because they just go on forever. >_> While not a bad thing, I want something else for a change.

Jul 2, 2015 10:24 AM by ToG25thBaam

hmmmm interesting

Jul 1, 2015 11:22 AM by SakurasouBusters

Can't life get any better than this.

Jul 1, 2015 10:40 AM by Hoppy

oh god...looks like one of the 948549 anime we have so far

Jul 1, 2015 10:12 AM by Mayuka

HawkEye6591 said:
Loli-Sazanami said:
>MC is a twintailed loli

I`m Sold!
I`m gonna watch it for sure.

+1

+2

Jul 1, 2015 10:11 AM by TheRogueOtaku

I'm guessing this will be a short.

But loli = insta PtW

Jul 1, 2015 7:30 AM by -Koyuki-

rederoin said:
Taylormomsens said:


That would make things easier.

And the point of coding it in would be...?


To gauge the hype for upcoming series. You could for example take the PTW number minus the PTI number and include that on the new seasonal anime chart thingy on MAL for each upcoming title. That might even make people go to MAL instead of Anichart.
I'm surprised that I actually managed to come up with a somewhat decent reason :D

Jul 1, 2015 6:36 AM by NaturalPerm

ReaperCreeper said:
Hot springs? I smell fanservice.


Probably. This sounds fun, though.

Jul 1, 2015 5:32 AM by Tengai

Taylormomsens said:
TheNaturalPerm said:
MAL desperately needs a plan to ignore list section.


That would make things easier.

And the point of coding it in would be...?

Jul 1, 2015 5:14 AM by rederoin

TheNaturalPerm said:
MAL desperately needs a plan to ignore list section.


That would make things easier.

Jul 1, 2015 4:43 AM by Taylormomsens

Slice of life and comedy, why not?

Jul 1, 2015 4:38 AM by ccdewa

MAL desperately needs a plan to ignore list section.

Jul 1, 2015 3:40 AM by NaturalPerm

Sounds pretty fun to me. It's also nice that they are adapting a finished manga :)

Jul 1, 2015 3:31 AM by IndigoBangarang

Praise the loli goddesses

Jul 1, 2015 2:24 AM by HaXXspetten

Eh, I think I'll pass. It sounds kinda cool, but not enough make me want to watch this.

Jul 1, 2015 1:19 AM by AL19

Somehow it reminds me of Kokkuri-san.

Jun 30, 2015 11:40 PM by MaahHeim

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