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Noitamina Anime of Novel Yojohan Shinwa Taikei Announced

by dtshyk
Dec 7, 2009 1:30 AM | 26 Comments
According to Newtype January issue, Morimi Tomohiko's novel "Yojohan Shinwa Taikei" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. It will be aired from April 2010 in Noitamina block.

Director: Yuasa Masaaki ("Kaiba")
Series Organizer & Script: Ueda Makoto (TV drama writer)
Character Design: Nakamura Yusuke (Illustrator)
Production Studio: Madhouse Studios

The novel is about nonsense campus life of a self-conscious but dull university student.

Source: Scan of Newtype

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ringoo4 said:
^ oh wow.

That looks brilliant.


Exactly, I don't really see any unappealing premises here, it's more like the opposite. Can't wait till it's aired.

Mar 20, 2010 6:33 PM by Ahojcookie

^ oh wow.

That looks brilliant.

Mar 2, 2010 4:16 AM by ringoo4

*can not respond... got his mind blown* ^^

... I was really impressed by his Kaiba so yeah, this is a must watch for me.

Feb 23, 2010 5:22 AM by mr_outside

haha i thought i closed /a/ a while ago

Jan 17, 2010 9:58 PM by Superkite

Glad I'm not the only one around here who loves Kemonozume that much.

Jan 7, 2010 1:58 PM by META_BODY

Kemonozume>>>>>>>>>Kaiba>>Mind Game>>>>>>>Cat Soup

Jan 7, 2010 1:41 PM by Davros95

How did I miss this?

Masaaki Yuasa? Noitamina? I'm already anxiously awaiting this anime's release.

It doesn't sound too appealing, but if anyone can make an anime intresting, it's Masaaki Yuasa. He can make anything into an unique experience.

Dec 10, 2009 10:54 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

This thread is fun.


Anyways, I'll be watching since I've liked all of the Noitamina animus this year and the staff seems pretentious promising.

Dec 7, 2009 10:00 PM by Usami-Haru

Oof, this thread.

I'll be sure to stay out of discussion topics for this show.

Dec 7, 2009 11:19 AM by windy

His work has also become progressively more and more deeply emotional and human, which really has barely anything at all to do with being "intellectual" or "fapping" over it or whatever... I do happen to enjoy things that are a bit absurd, psychedelic, obscure, etc. but this also has little to do with the simple quality of storytelling in the anime he's worked on. It doesn't take much to understand what is good, if you actually care. If you don't, and you want to call me a pretentious smartass for caring, well, be my guest.

Dec 7, 2009 8:13 AM by META_BODY

seishi-sama said:
Watching "intellectual" stuff and bashing everything else doesn't make you an intellectual, the ability to appreciate every existant genre does.


I like all sorts of genres, and I think that calling Kaiba a failure in comparison to his other works and to other anime in general is quite the exaggeration. Even is Yuasa himself calls his own work a failure, that doesn't mean it is. That's his assessment of his work. Then there is our assessment of it. Using Yuasa's interpretation of his own series is not really a good argument against the anime. If you think it's weak, well, that's your entitlement. Just I don't see how he's turning mainstream at all. If anything, his works tend to alienate the masses.

And I'm sure if J.K. Rowling released a statement saying that her last Harry Potter book was something she thought up while on the can and couldn't give two squats about, that wouldn't stop it from being critically acclaimed and loved by the masses.

But opinions, opinions.

I don't like Yuasa's works because they're intellectual and by default make me look smart because I like, but because they are good anime. Especially when you compare it to the other garbage out there that have stories that don't require an ounce of imagination or a bit of thought.

Kaiba is different in pacing and plotting from the wildness of his earlier works, but maturation of a person usually has them calm down from the frenetic manner with which he worked in Kemonozume and mostly Mind Game. In fact, you see that his work got more contained and calmer in Kemonozume--it wasn't as explosive as Mind Game.

Dec 7, 2009 7:45 AM by tehnominator

"the ability to appreciate every existant genre makes you an TR00 INTALLACTUAL"

Haha, okay. You enjoy your fan-pandering trash genres. I'll watch Kaiba; maybe Chobits is more your thing.

Dec 7, 2009 7:18 AM by META_BODY

antitype said:
seishi-sama said:
Yuasa is going mainstream. I wonder how much of his original style he could retain, and how well he could recover from his Kaiba failure.

This, however, is garbage. His Kaiba "failure"? What artist worth his salt doesn't express some dissatisfaction with what others see as incredible achievements? Some generic anime fanboy who describes a female character as "mai waifu~" in his profile and belongs to a bunch of trashy moe clubs is not fit to comment on Yuasa's work, quite simply.

I do prefer Kemonozume above all, but to describe Kaiba as "inferior" even in reference to his other works is arrogant and douchey and just has no place in this thread. Go back to your vapid fluff and leave Yuasa to those who can appreciate him.

You know, I don't want to hear that shit from someone who's obviously thinks he's an "intellectual" or whatever, but in reality just a blatant fanboy of so-called "original", "surreal" or whatever it's called anime that can be described as "unusual", and fap at everything that's just a little bit different from "trashy moe" stuff. And actually, such kind of fanboys is the worst kind of fanboys, because they don't realise themselves as fanboys. Watching "intellectual" stuff and bashing everything else doesn't make you an intellectual, the ability to appreciate every existant genre does. So GTFO, smartass.

Dec 7, 2009 6:59 AM by seishi-sama

Absolutely_Steve said:

Anyway, this is good news even though the premise doesn't sound particularly appealing.


It doesn't, but Yuasa is adapting this content. I assume that Kaiba, Kemonzume and Mind Game were originally created by him.

But if you were to break down the anime simply, all his stuff might seem boring:

Kaiba --> An amnesiac man tries to recover his memories. (Like who in anime hasn't lost their memory before?)

Kemonozume --> Members of the Kifuuken dojo fight monsters. (Swords, beasts, fighting--sounds like any shounen right there.)

Mind Game --> A failure tries to turn his life around with his love interest. (This is the main plot of 98% of all anime.)

And NONE of those series were "just their synopsis" and turned out to be spectacular, unusual and mind-blowingly awesome. I'm sure he will find a way to put his drug-induced unique spin on what seems to be a boring or generic storyline.

Dec 7, 2009 6:35 AM by tehnominator

Splitter said:
seishi-sama said:
Yuasa is going mainstream. I wonder how much of his original style he could retain, and how well he could recover from his Kaiba failure.


Kaiba... failure? Does not compute.

This is the same block that gave us Mononoke, Hakaba Kitaro, and Trapeze. Something tells me his original style will be completely retained.

Mononoke and Trapeze were directed by Nakamura Kenji and Hakaba Kitaro was directed by Chioka Kimitoshi (who is also the assistant director on Trapeze apparently).

Anyway, this is good news even though the premise doesn't sound particularly appealing.

Dec 7, 2009 5:53 AM by Absolutely_Steve

seishi-sama said:
Yuasa is going mainstream. I wonder how much of his original style he could retain, and how well he could recover from his Kaiba failure.

This, however, is garbage. His Kaiba "failure"? What artist worth his salt doesn't express some dissatisfaction with what others see as incredible achievements? Some generic anime fanboy who describes a female character as "mai waifu~" in his profile and belongs to a bunch of trashy moe clubs is not fit to comment on Yuasa's work, quite simply.

I do prefer Kemonozume above all, but to describe Kaiba as "inferior" even in reference to his other works is arrogant and douchey and just has no place in this thread. Go back to your vapid fluff and leave Yuasa to those who can appreciate him.

Dec 7, 2009 5:26 AM by META_BODY

seishi-sama said:
Yuasa is going mainstream. I wonder how much of his original style he could retain, and how well he could recover from his Kaiba failure.


Kaiba... failure? Does not compute.

This is the same block that gave us Mononoke, Hakaba Kitaro, and Trapeze. Something tells me his original style will be completely retained.

Dec 7, 2009 5:22 AM by Splitter

This is good news indeed.

Dec 7, 2009 5:02 AM by META_BODY

God answers prayers!?

I was hoping Yuasa will jump on another anime. It seems animation is not doomed to moe and harem crap in the future.

Even if this turns out to be trash, I'll watch it. This director has only done brilliance for all of his directorial career.

Dec 7, 2009 4:55 AM by tehnominator

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