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Horror Manga Shiki To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Dec 18, 2009 5:57 PM | 72 Comments
According to the official website, Ono Fuyumi and Fujisaki Ryu's manga Shiki was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. The producer company is Aniplex.

Source: Shiki official website

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This is good.

Jul 18, 2010 9:17 PM by Yanoflies

@Ahuri: I get your point, but 20-34 years old is firmly in seinen demographic territory rather than shounen territory. There are also more viewers within the josei demographic than there are for the shounen and shoujo demographics combined.

Still, I heard that Shounen Jump has an audience among older readers looking for an escape from mundane daily life as well, so it might not completely fail if they execute it properly, even if I have my doubts over certain choices.

Jun 12, 2010 12:41 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

vivid, nice description! i love this











Jun 10, 2010 12:29 PM by Hana-kei

Gackt? Seriously? LOL.

Well, I just finished the manga, and while it was a slow start it became really interesting. Can't wait for the anime now.

Jun 2, 2010 6:53 PM by thesilentsenshi

Ahuri said:
OrochiPL said:
Shiki is a shounen? From when? o.o;


It's published in Square Jump, therefore it's a shounen. The label only depends on the magazine's targeted audience, not on the overall feel of the series.

Therefore it's only called a shounen. I wouldn't ever call this manga shounen if someone asked me about it.

Jun 2, 2010 9:29 AM by OrochiPL

OrochiPL said:
Shiki is a shounen? From when? o.o;


It's published in Square Jump, therefore it's a shounen. The label only depends on the magazine's targeted audience, not on the overall feel of the series.

flygon250 said:
Also, what's the idea behind animating a shounen series in noitaminA? The timeslot is aimed at older female audiences, so why adapt something aimed at a young male audience? I guess that Gackt is going to be the main draw for this anime as far as its target audience is concerned.


noitaminA was created with this idea in mind, but it's gone a long way since then and the targeted audience isn't really the same anymore. Taken from 2ch, the audience for the April 22nd episodes of Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei & Saraiya Goyou :

Overall: 1.6%
Kids (Age 4-12): 0.0%
Teenagers: 0.9%
20-34 y/o men: 2.7%
35-49 y/o men: 0.4%
50+ y/o men: 0.5%
20-34 y/o women: 1.0%
35-49 y/o women: 0.3%
50+ y/o women: 0.1%

The older female category has risen up to 1.0% on another occasion, but the figures for younger men are always dominating. Of course, it's not like they've completely given up on the idea of pulling women in, what with casting GACKT amongst other things.

Jun 2, 2010 9:00 AM by Katapan

OrochiPL said:

And who's Gackt? Ah, a seiyuu. He's voicing Seishirou, a character with very little apperance in manga, as for now at least.


Oh ho, He's not just any old seiyuu. He's also known as the King of Devils (not joking)
flygon250 said:

Also, what's the idea behind animating a shounen series in noitaminA? The timeslot is aimed at older female audiences, so why adapt something aimed at a young male audience?

How does supernatural horror=aimed at young males?

Jun 2, 2010 8:05 AM by garfield15

flygon250 said:
I was expecting Toei or DEEN, to be honest.

Toei should stick with their romance shounen anime, and DEEN with their crap. I'm so fucking happy that it's not DEEN who's making this. If Madhouse didn't have Highschool of the Dead, then maybe they would also make Shiki... But i don't know Daume either, so i'll just wait to see how they'll make it.

flygon250 said:
The director is Tetsuro Amino, (in)famous for his work on SD Gundam and Macross 7, two black sheep in two famous mecha franchises. Again, totally out of the left field.

And what does mecha have to do with horror/mystery manga?

flygon250 said:
Also, what's the idea behind animating a shounen series in noitaminA? The timeslot is aimed at older female audiences, so why adapt something aimed at a young male audience?

Shiki is a shounen? From when? o.o;
And who's Gackt? Ah, a seiyuu. He's voicing Seishirou, a character with very little apperance in manga, as for now at least.

Jun 2, 2010 7:25 AM by OrochiPL

I see Gackt-sama is in this and the trailer intrigues.

Instant watch!

Jun 2, 2010 7:01 AM by garfield15

And the studio animating this is....


Also, what's the idea behind animating a shounen series in noitaminA? The timeslot is aimed at older female audiences, so why adapt something aimed at a young male audience? I guess that Gackt is going to be the main draw for this anime as far as its target audience is concerned.

Apr 28, 2010 12:50 PM by Rosa_FOEtida

And i was looking on both originals, Higurashi vn and Shiki novel.

Apr 16, 2010 9:27 AM by OrochiPL

Kwelly said:
Jeej, another failed higurashi <<

Fail man, original(novel by Ono Fuyumi) is older than Higurashi.

Mar 30, 2010 11:25 AM by OrochiPL

YoKozo said:
I think I hear Tomatsu Haruka and Kamiya Hiroshi. I'm sold.

KuroTsuki14 said:
interesting I need a good Horror anime with good looking guys in it.
SweetHeat said:
Fuck Higurashi, this series is way better since Moe characters are out of the game.

'bout time this series gets animated anyhow.

lol I know. Moe will make me bleed my brain out. I want anime that talk about the story then the freaking moe girls.
For the record, Higurashi IS about the story (and I've never heard ANYONE mention Higurashi being moe because it certainly isn't), but the anime does not delve into this greatly until the second season.

In ways does about 50% of it, at least that good. Higurashi do have story to it. But i looking for less girls in it.
so yeah.

Feb 28, 2010 1:13 AM by KuroTsuki14

I heard that Gackt is gonna voice in this anime!?!?

Feb 27, 2010 9:34 AM by JiakBaKaEng

Oh, inb4 it sells more than Bakemonogatari. Why?

GACKT is in it. As the main role.

Feb 26, 2010 11:48 PM by BasakaNZ

I think I hear Tomatsu Haruka and Kamiya Hiroshi. I'm sold.

KuroTsuki14 said:
interesting I need a good Horror anime with good looking guys in it.
SweetHeat said:
Fuck Higurashi, this series is way better since Moe characters are out of the game.

'bout time this series gets animated anyhow.

lol I know. Moe will make me bleed my brain out. I want anime that talk about the story then the freaking moe girls.
For the record, Higurashi IS about the story (and I've never heard ANYONE mention Higurashi being moe because it certainly isn't), but the anime does not delve into this greatly until the second season.

Feb 24, 2010 9:24 PM by YoKozo

interesting I need a good Horror anime with good looking guys in it.
SweetHeat said:
Fuck Higurashi, this series is way better since Moe characters are out of the game.

'bout time this series gets animated anyhow.

lol I know. Moe will make me bleed my brain out. I want anime that talk about the story then the freaking moe girls.

Feb 24, 2010 4:05 AM by KuroTsuki14

22 episodes should do good, There's much time to july though -_-

Feb 21, 2010 10:10 AM by OrochiPL

→ the anime is coming out in July, and there will be 22 episodes
→ the official website for the Shiki is now streaming promotional video - here


source: animenewsnetwork

Feb 21, 2010 9:50 AM by ssawako

The animation is going to be like bakemonogatari I'm sure.

Feb 11, 2010 10:41 PM by sidekick

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