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Novel 'Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou' Gets Anime Adaptation

by tsubasalover
May 5, 2018 5:32 PM | 9 Comments
Novelist Osamu Souda announced an anime project for his Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou (Our Seven-Day War) children's novel at the Shougakusei ga Erabu! Kodomo no Hon Senshuken (Children's Book Election Chosen by Elementary School Students) Best 10 poll event on Saturday. The anime is planned for 2019, with more details to be announced later.

On a hot day right before the summer vacation, all first-year male students of the second class from a junior high school disappear. Was it an accident? A group abduction? In fact, they were hiding in an abandoned factory near the river, and used it as a liberation area to rebel against the adults. The adults are in great confusion by the huge and unexpected operations cooperated by the female students; entangled with real abduction cases, a corrupted mayor election, and even involving parents and television reporters who are thrilled by the liberation broadcast and barricade. The comedy mystery progresses in a light tempo that doesn't give the audience a chance to breathe until the brilliant end that is full of satire.

Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou is the first novel in Souda's popular Bokurano series that was published by Kadokawa Shoten in April 1985. Two live-action film adaptations premiered in 1988 and 1991. The novel received a reprint via Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko with illustrations by Shin Hashimoto (K-On! Anthology Comic) beginning March 2009. Yoko Ootsuka launched a manga adaptation in Poplar's Monthly Comic BunBun magazine in 2008, which was collected in a single volume in July 2009.

The Bokurano series, including reprints and spin-offs, has sold over 17 million copies. The first novel ranked eighth in Shougakusei ga Erabu! Kodomo no Hon Senshuken Best 10 poll on Saturday, voted by 120,000 elementary school students.

Source: Daily Sports

Bokura no Nanokakan Sensou on MAL

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The original material being a novel is enough to make me watch this. At the very least we can be sure the writting wont be shitty

Mar 28, 2019 12:34 AM by jenkk

"comedy mystery" hmmm interesting. I am intrigued by the plot already.

May 9, 2018 1:28 PM by Mayuka

Heh, the synopsis sounds like stuff i used to read back during my childhood, where kids were still reading books a lot instead of staring at their gadgets all the time

May 9, 2018 11:51 AM by Amiluhur

This sounds awesome, i love when old material gets adapted.

May 9, 2018 11:27 AM by DaichiBunny

Great news! "Finally," I'd even say. Let's just hope for high quality to honor this masterpiece.

May 6, 2018 11:32 AM by Utsuu

Seems like something great, though aesthetics is unknown. At any rate, it's bound to be better than your average harem bullshit.

May 6, 2018 3:20 AM by Arisa_Lucifiria

@greedyStar Not announced yet.

May 5, 2018 10:51 PM by tsubasalover

wait. so will it be a movie or a show?

May 5, 2018 8:32 PM by greedyStar

Sounds like a really quirky premise. Hopefully they get a good studio and director to pull it off. Maybe Science SARU?

May 5, 2018 6:58 PM by Toleavero

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