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Manga 'Amanchu!' Gets TV Anime Adaptation for Summer 2016

by Stark700
Oct 4, 2015 8:17 PM | 116 Comments

The Twitter account of Comic Blade magazine announced that Kozue Amano's manga series Amanchu! will be adapted into a TV anime in Summer 2016. The series has been serialized since the January 2009 issue of the magazine, and there are nine volumes of the manga in print.

The official website of Amano's Aria manga series also published commentary by the anime's production staff in conjunction with the announcement of the adaptation. Director Kenichi Kasai admits that scuba diving, the theme of the manga, is an unknown subject to him, but he looks forward to studying it more closely. Kasai also indicated that Japan's Izu Peninsula will be used as the model location for the anime.

Synopsis
Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful 15-year-old girl who lives near the ocean, and she spends much of her time diving as a result. On her first day of high school, she meets a teacher who also likes scuba diving. There's also the 16-year-old classmate, Futaba, who gets dragged along in Hikari's maelstrom as soon as they meet at school. Most of the manga so far details the relationship between the two girls, which quickly seems to move into romantic two-girl friendship-territory.

Staff
Chief Director: Junichi Sato (Aria the Animation)
Director: Kenichi Kasai (Bakuman.)
Series Composition: Deko Akao (Akagami no Shirayuki-hime)
Character Design: Youko Itou (Love Stage!!)
Studio: J.C.Staff

Official site: http://www.amanchu-anime.com/

Announcement trailer


Source: Comic Blade Twitter

Amanchu! on MAL

News submitted by game8910

20 of 116 Comments Recent Comments

I JUST NOTICED THIS NOW

sorry for caps but URGH BEST NEWS FOR THIS YEAR
I love amano kozue to bits and pieces, I hope this adaption will be great<3

btw: JC Staff does not sound good, but chief director is the same as Aria - I have complete faith in this guy :)

Oct 23, 2015 2:46 PM by Vanessa

kokone said:
I read the manga and that description is misleading, there is no yuri. Think of it as Aria with scuba diving, there is the same occasional deformed comedy faces and even a cat that looks like President Aria.


Someone should fix that manga description then, considering it could mislead and turn some people away.

ernietheracefan said:
Even ARIA has fanservice as well (barefoot, buttshot, onsen, and the scenery)..xD.


If you think Aria actually has fanservice then I guess you are suggesting that the mere existence of girls themselves in anime is fanservice.

Oct 21, 2015 8:06 PM by AhoOtoko

Never checked out anything Aria related before but i'll be looking forward to this one for sure.

Oct 19, 2015 3:53 AM by Kryptiq

reminds me of miki and gumi vocaloids

Oct 11, 2015 2:16 AM by rageiX

Oooh, looks like a pretty good series. Will definitely give the manga a shot, and I'll look out for the anime next year.

Oct 10, 2015 1:18 PM by Nabris

Woah. It's actually happening!!
More Amano healing stuff in animu will always be welcomed.
Thank you, based producers.


Rinji- said:
Ehh, shoujo ai..

If Amanchu! is to be labeled shoujo-ai, you might as well call K-ON! and Cardcaptor Sakura yuri.

Oct 10, 2015 11:15 AM by xbobx

JustALEX said:
Is this YURI?

If so....YES PLS!
No, it's not. At least, not up to chapter 38. It's more like "two girls that are close enough friends to warrant the existence of yuri doujinshi".

Oct 8, 2015 2:41 PM by Josh

Is this YURI?

If so....YES PLS!

Oct 8, 2015 1:47 PM by Boredalex

THANK YOU AMANO, YOU WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING.

Oct 6, 2015 6:13 PM by Josh

Ehh, shoujo ai..

Probably gonna pass on this one.

Oct 6, 2015 1:53 PM by Rinji-

Asturaetus said:
@absentminded
All your doing is feeding peoples expectation. You have to understand that most people don't know this series. But they have an expectation in concern to J.C.Staff - that this will be ecchi. And you rambling on and on about some kind of purity that in your mind Aria has and Amanchu not - enforces the image that this will be an ecchi series, which Amanchu is not.

Heck even I who has seen and read both Aria and Amanchu don't have a clue about your obscure understanding why Aria apparently is more pure than Amanchu.
first of all, forgive me. i just kinda mad at people looking down on J.C. Staff and prised aria author and said rip for author. maybe my opinion become biassed because of that.

as i said, AMANCHU IS NOT ECCHI but what people expect is EXACT CARBON COPY OF ARIA. i just don't want people rant "OMG, WHAT happened with those unneeded fanservice. FUCK YOU JC STAFF." and again as i said.
absentminded said:
the plot, character development, and atmosphere building itself doesn't really different with aria
. i just hope people ready with everything will happened since amanchu have those theme and people are people.

Oct 6, 2015 10:18 AM by Kuma

Scuba qt hype~ Hopefully the anime goes further than the point the scans are.

Oct 6, 2015 8:57 AM by Ducat_Revel

Asturaetus said:

Heck even I who has seen and read both Aria and Amanchu don't have a clue about your obscure understanding why Aria apparently is more pure than Amanchu.

Even ARIA has fanservice as well (barefoot, buttshot, onsen, and the scenery)..xD.

Oct 6, 2015 4:23 AM by ernietheracefan

we can only hope that this will hold a candle to aria lol, im looking forward to it one way or another though

Oct 6, 2015 4:13 AM by frequency15k

Water World anime.
Should i expect another Nagi no Asu?
I like it so much.
Dont have time to read manga

Oct 6, 2015 1:12 AM by illiara

The Aria + Tamayura director, and the H&C + Nodame Cantabile director. I have faith that this adaptation retains the spirit of the manga ~

Oct 5, 2015 11:45 PM by Xiaraith

Two great directors are collaborating to make this masterpiece? Who's on board on this hype train with me?!

Oct 5, 2015 11:14 PM by Zen

A series about diving, huh? I'm definitely interested, so I'll be sure to check it out when it airs.

Oct 5, 2015 10:08 PM by MrTripStack

@absentminded
All your doing is feeding peoples expectation. You have to understand that most people don't know this series. But they have an expectation in concern to J.C.Staff - that this will be ecchi. And you rambling on and on about some kind of purity that in your mind Aria has and Amanchu not - enforces the image that this will be an ecchi series, which Amanchu is not.

Heck even I who has seen and read both Aria and Amanchu don't have a clue about your obscure understanding why Aria apparently is more pure than Amanchu.

Oct 5, 2015 9:40 PM by Asturaetus

Creator of Aria? Oh my god I am so hyped right now

Oct 5, 2015 7:04 PM by F0RMATION

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