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Manga 'Tesla Note' Gets TV Anime Adaptation in 2021

by DatRandomDude
Apr 6, 8:22 PM | 42 Comments
Bandai Namco Arts opened an official website for a television anime of Masafumi Nishida, Tadayoshi Kubo, and Kouta Sannomiya's Tesla Note manga on Wednesday, revealing the main staff, cast, a teaser visual (pictured), and teaser promo. The anime is scheduled for a 2021 debut.

Mission T is a secret operation to save the world from destruction. Trained as a ninja from a young age, Botan Negoro, raised to become the ultimate spy, teams up with another excellent spy, Kuruma. Their aim is to recover the legacy of the genius inventor Nikola Tesla, the "Shards of Tesla." Can the two outwit the agents of other countries who are also pursuing these fragments? A super-original spy thriller begins. (Source: Kodansha, translated)

Director: Michio Fukuda (Terra Formars: Revenge)
Series Composition, Script: Masafumi Nishida (Tiger & Bunny)
Original Character Design: POKImari (Itazura Majo to Nemuranai Machi)
Music: Kaoru Wada (D.Gray-man)
Studio: Gambit

Botan Negoro: Konomi Kohara (Asobi Asobase)
Kuruma: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Nanatsu no Taizai)
Ryuunosuke Takamatsu: Tomoaki Maeno (Death Parade)
Mickey Miller: Junichi Suwabe (Mars Red)
Oliver Thornton: Hiroshi Kamiya (Fune wo Amu)

Nishida, Kubo, and Sannomiya began serializing the action thriller manga in Weekly Shounen Magazine on January 6. Kodansha will publish the first volume on April 16.

Teaser PV

Official site:
Official Twitter: @teslanote

Source: Mantan Web

Tesla Note on MAL

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They said "CG anime is da future bro...." đŸ˜‚

(What's even worse is that this manga premiered on January 6th... isn't it a tad bit too early for an anime?! Is it a straight adaptation or multimedia style?)
(and it looks better than ex-arm.. but that's not really saying much when you take out any comparison)

Apr 16, 8:04 AM by ChartTopper60

It looks pretty interesting, I'll probably check it out when it releases

Apr 7, 8:16 PM by LeEggBread


Did anyone ever think that Ex-Arm is worth imitating the shitstorm that it is?

Apr 7, 7:52 PM by KANLen09

That looks bloody atrocious.

Apr 7, 7:38 PM by Tyrel

Guess I'll go read the manga as a way to pay respect

Apr 7, 6:53 PM by ManWild

I didn't know ex arm was getting a second season

Apr 7, 9:13 AM by Atlos

Ex-Arm 2.0 albeit with a much better story, I'll go read the manga instead.

Apr 7, 8:45 AM by Hoppy

It doesn't look very polished but it is not horrendous.
Nothing will pass the CGI of the Island of the Giant Insects.

Apr 7, 8:33 AM by lkevsan

Just read that the manga is heading towards the finale. Guess this was promo material all along.

Apr 7, 7:26 AM by Zhou

I recently started reading the manga which was quite fun and the manga getting an adaptation even when it's still very early to have anything worth animating in a TV series. But then it comes out to be Ex-arm 2.0. I just don't understand the new studios, I don't understand why they are using CGI, wasn't it more expensive than 2D but then it's not even as good as Beastars which went full CGI at least from the PV but I will still wait for it.

Apr 7, 7:23 AM by Full_anime_Fan

another author to spam f on their comments

Apr 7, 7:01 AM by zaviccler

I'd like to see more footage before I make a judgement on the animation(something definitely feels off though)

This music is also terrible, and the direction is on the goofy side

Apr 7, 6:57 AM by NG_Chloe

A super-original spy thriller

Yeah, tell me another one.

Apr 7, 6:23 AM by Nanaca

My friend recently recommended this manga. WTF is the trailer, its still bad even though it looks it bit better than Ex-Arm. I was really looking forward to a GOOD action spy anime, sigh.

Apr 7, 5:55 AM by ChrisBlitz

This looks a bit better then ex-arm , still very bad , I don't mind 3DCG like in Dorohedoro I actually enjoyed it a lot but this is a pass. Despite the fact that I like Masafumi Nishida work.
At least there is Re-main and it's by mappa.

Apr 7, 4:17 AM by nabbo13

Why they gotta do that to Tesla Note wtf, Ex-Arm 2 lol.

I liked the start of this. I will read some more.

Apr 7, 4:13 AM by NextUniverse

Was this planned to be multimedia all along? The manga barely started.

Apr 7, 3:56 AM by Zhou

this pv hurted my eyes ...

Apr 7, 3:54 AM by tragedydesu

This looks better than Ex-Arm. Animation and rendering looks way clearer than Ex-Arm. With that being said though, it doesn’t look that good... The facial expressions, that’s like a necessity for anime, if that’s not there then idk what to say... It makes an anime feel bland and vague. I hope the production is actually better. Also I am completely fine with 3DCG, it’s good when it’s done right.

Apr 7, 2:38 AM by Schmeks

MegamiRem said:
Piromysl said:

Nah. Anime was much worse than just PV. I assume in this case it will be the same.
Ex-Arm PV was a disaster already but in this case the PV doesn't look as bad as Ex-Arm PV at all. The actual content might be even worse than Ex arm but that's not the point. You can't say it's as bad as ex arm based on just this pv which is better than Ex Arm PV.

Not so sure. Ex-Arm PV was ENTIRELY compiled of scenes that used motion capture, which most likely consumed about 90% of budget and was not representative of this anime in general and motion capture scenes were just a small procentage of whole anime. PVs usually look better because they are made to sell the anime.
Tesla Note already looks awful on PV and I assume an actual anime will look even worse.

Apr 7, 1:43 AM by Piromysl

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