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Shigusawa Keeichi's Alison and Lillia announced to air 4/3/2008

by aisakku
Jan 30, 2008 10:36 PM | 9 Comments
Shigusawa Keiichi's "Alison and Lillia" has been announced to air weekly on NHK BS2, 4/3 (Thurs) starting 11:32 PM. The series will run for 26 episodes.

The series will be a compilation of the two manga "Alison" and "Lillia and Treize," both original works by Shigusawa Keiichi (Kino no Tabi). The series will take place in a country split into two factions in a 1940's-like world, that have been repeatedly warring with each other for over 100 years. The first half will involved Alison and her male friend Treize who will set out from an orphanage in order to search for a "treasure" to end the war.

The second half will take place after Alison and Will find the "treasure," and the war ends, in an era where a united state is possible. Lilia, a mother of two daughters, as well as Treize's girlfriend, will play an active roll in the second half.

An original creation by Shigusawa Keiichi, to be directed by Nishida Masayoshi (Eyeshield 21, Mokke). The cast is currently undecided.

Source
Official Site

(Apologies if my translation is off.)

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aisakku said:
I grabbed the manga titles, and anime title from ANN, considering romanizing stuff like that is annoying, and there's always a possibility it's going to be spelled oddly.

My romanization of "Will" is also probably wrong, could be "Vill" or something odd (considering it's voiced (ヴィル)), but oh well.
Yup, I understand. As for Will, it's probably right. Will comes from Wilhelm (if I remember correctly) which, in German, is pronounced Vil-helm.

I don't want to be disappointed by this one. I was so excited for Rental Magica and it wasn't what I expected at all :(

Jan 31, 2008 3:06 PM by Kineta

Kineta said:
selective_yellow said:
sounds good. I wonder if this is in the DB yet.
Yup, I added it a while back, I was really excited about it. And my name makes it into an anime! Wooo!

I'd like to know the official spelling though... from what I could find about the novels it's "Allison" and "Lillia", but I am well accustomed to the curses of double L's...


I grabbed the manga titles, and anime title from ANN, considering romanizing stuff like that is annoying, and there's always a possibility it's going to be spelled oddly.


My romanization of "Will" is also probably wrong, could be "Vill" or something odd (considering it's voiced (ヴィル)), but oh well.

Jan 31, 2008 2:59 PM by aisakku

Together with Nabari and Soul Eater, that's 3 shows I'm definitely not gonna lose.

Jan 31, 2008 2:58 PM by Kayrhandros

selective_yellow said:
sounds good. I wonder if this is in the DB yet.
Yup, I added it a while back, I was really excited about it. And my name makes it into an anime! Wooo!

I'd like to know the official spelling though... from what I could find about the novels it's "Allison" and "Lillia", but I am well accustomed to the curses of double L's...

Jan 31, 2008 2:53 PM by Kineta

sounds good. I wonder if this is in the DB yet.

Jan 31, 2008 11:53 AM by selective_yellow

OMG i've been looking forward to this series since last year
if this is by the creator of kino, it's defiantly going to be good
spring 2008 looks like it's gonna have some amazing shit.

Jan 31, 2008 7:58 AM by melancholy

Looking forward to this, Spring is looking amazing.

Jan 31, 2008 7:24 AM by Westlo

this makes heather love you long time.

Jan 31, 2008 3:17 AM by ReverseHarem

Heck yes.

Now to bring those novels over Stateside as well and then I will be a happy man.

Jan 30, 2008 11:47 PM by MaliciousH