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Manga 'Sounan desu ka?' Receives TV Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Mar 3, 2019 7:29 AM | 37 Comments

This year's 14th issue of Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine announced on Monday that Kentarou Okamoto and Riri Sagara's Sounan desu ka? (Are You Lost?) manga will be adapted into a TV anime. The anime series will air in July 2019 on Tokyo MX, among other networks.

Because of a plane crash, starting today, we're spending the springtime of our lives on a desert island!! There's nothing here, so we have to make everything!! And eat everything!! (Ugh!) Check out our high-school-girl survival story of coursage and knowledge. (Source: Kodansha Comics, edited)

Director: Nobuyoshi Nagayama (Happy Sugar Life)
Series Composition: Touko Machida (Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle)
Character Design: Junnosuke Nishio (Boku no Kanojo ga Majimesugiru Sho-bitch na Ken animation director)
Prop Design: Reiko Satou (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha key animation)
Art Setting, Concept Art: Noboru Sakuma
Art Director: Chikara Nishikura (Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino)
Color Design: Yumika Ogawa (Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro)
Director of Photography: Yasuyuki Itou (Domestic na Kanojo)
Editing: Yuuji Oka (Mahou Shoujo Site)
Sound Director: Teruaki Sugawara (Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru)
Music: Akiyuki Tateyama (Yuru Camp△)
Studio: Ezόla
Production: Nihon Ad Systems

Homare Onishima: Mao Ichimichi (M.A.O) (Gakkougurashi!)
Asuka Suzumori: Hiyori Kouno (Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku)
Mutsu Amatani: Kiyono Yasuno (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata)
Shion Kujou: Azumi Waki (Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu)


The survival adventure manga began in Weekly Young Magazine in January 2017 and has been serialized on a bi-weekly basis since the fourth chapter. Kodansha published the third compiled volume last October, with the fourth volume scheduled for release on Wednesday. The manga inspired a stage play adaptation in November 2018.

Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English in September 2018 for digital release and published the third volume on December 4 last year.

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Official Twitter: @sounan_desuka

Source: Comic Natalie

Sounan Desu ka? on MAL

20 of 37 Comments Recent Comments

Cool, I think I'll have a look when it comes out

Dec 19, 2019 1:47 PM by Ysuis

12 eps. total (1 disc BD-Box).
Including manga.

Aug 1, 2019 5:07 AM by tsubasalover

New key visual
Father of Onishima: Akio Ootsuka
OP: "Koko wa Doko (ココハドコ)" by Ahomushi (あほむし) (Consisting main four cast members)
ED: "Ikiru (生きる)" by Kiyono Yasuno
Airing on Tuesdays at 23:15 for 15 mins. in duration on Tokyo MX, followed by BS NTV and MBS starting July 2.
First 3 pre-screening event on June 29.

Jun 2, 2019 8:10 AM by tsubasalover

Kiyono Yasuno will be performing ED song. Title will be announced later.

Apr 14, 2019 1:21 AM by tsubasalover

I'm a simple man. I see Waki Azumi in the cast, I PTW. Plus, it looks interesting and probably gonna have lots of fanservice. Sweet.

Mar 5, 2019 5:50 AM by misterreicchi

@Kuma You piqued my interest a bit with the info about the author. I'll give this anime a try.

Mar 4, 2019 9:02 AM by Antanaru

looking forward.

As many said already : some good survival tips, light-hearted, contextual fan-service (girls on a beach with warm climate).

It goes along the line of Yuru Campu but it's a lot less nice-cute-warm-fluffy-cosy so it might not be the cup of tea of any Yuru campu fan. Sounan desu ka will probably not be as popular even if the adaptation is good.

Mar 4, 2019 3:59 AM by Ysad_Ziwezhan

It looks pretty good. Looking forward for it.

Mar 4, 2019 1:22 AM by ItsYaBoiSkana

i don't know the source material but it looks stunning

Mar 3, 2019 9:47 PM by DenkiDestroy99X

I can already sense the amount of fan-service

Mar 3, 2019 9:05 PM by iLbcoVE

Cast Away and Rescue Dawn but with girls

Mar 3, 2019 8:30 PM by Prankster_001

@Antanaru @moodie @Akerakai

this is like danberu nan kilo. the author is legit enthusiast and expert in the field and make educative series about their knowledge then use comedy fanservice to make it entertaining. his previous works is non fiction autobiography manga about author life as an actual hunter. it's not everyday you get mangaka who is also a hunter.

"The hero and author of Sanzoku Diary is Okamoto Kentarou. When he was young, he lived out in the country, and he knew an old man who was a hunter. In 2009, Kentarou was inspired to leave Tokyo and return to Okayama Prefecture to become a hunter himself. Using an air rifle and traps, Kentarou hunts, prepares and eats various animals. The manga covers all his hunting-related activities in close detail."

his previous works is way more like guide books, it's gritty and realistic.

so yeah, keep being prejudice just because there is fanservice, you will gain nothing. also for moodie so you don't get wrong expectation..

this is Ryuuou no Oshigoto and sangatsu no lion all over again... one works is looked down just because there is fanservice, despite it has author of actual shogi player and the one appreciated by shogi association.

Mar 3, 2019 6:22 PM by Kuma

Marina2 said:
Antanaru said:
Unless they end up walking around half naked I don't see this series working at all... High school girls survival sounds as dumb as high school girls on warships.

It's a survival comedy. And believe me, it worked. Manga version is actually quite educational.

Check these out. These are what you can expect.

Sounds fun.
The animation of the PV is not pleasing to my eyes, but I can overlook animation in favor of good jokes in a comedy.

Mar 3, 2019 6:09 PM by Fabris

The PV looks alright but... I'd say the people in the staff looks decent.

Mar 3, 2019 5:52 PM by removed-user

Looks nice, another Ezo'la anime from the same director as Happy Sugar Life.

Why does this setting remind me a lot of the TV series 'Lost'???

Mar 3, 2019 5:15 PM by KANLen09

Looks pretty fun, looking forward to it.

Mar 3, 2019 3:15 PM by Detective1412

This could be mediocre or it could be a big surprise like Yuru Camp.
Only time will tell.

Mar 3, 2019 12:59 PM by JokerVentura

Looks pretty nice, will be checking it out.

Mar 3, 2019 12:49 PM by Ramkec

It seems interesting and funny.

Mar 3, 2019 12:24 PM by xchyssa

Looks boring, skip it and buy this instead.

Mar 3, 2019 12:11 PM by Hoppy

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