News: Choju-giga scrolls inspire original TV anime

After Ghibli’s Choju-giga commercials proved their frolicking animals’ international charm, it seems it was only a matter of time before a full TV anime adaptation came along. The ‘sumi-e’ traditional ink paintings depicting life in Japan eight centuries ago, widely considered the “world’s oldest manga”, are now inspiring the original anime Sengoku Choju-giga (Sengoku Wildlife Caricatures), a re-imagining of the era of samurai in the Warring States Period of Japanese history.

The staff for the show set to premiere in October this year includes director Takashi Sumida of Sengoku Nabe TV at Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories studio ILCA. Hiromu Kumamoto, also of Yamishibai, is writing the scripts, while Japanese artist Nielsen is in charge of key animation. Though the actors have not yet been listed with their roles, the series will star Ryota Mjurai, Yuki Torigoe, Shin Nagahama, Masashi Mikami, Tomoya Ishii of the Neighbor No. Thirteen live-action movie, and kabuki actor Hashinosuke Nakamura.


About Elisabeth (1360 Articles)
Otaku blogger, mum and hyper-pixie of the cosmic realms. Might have made that last part up. Or did I?

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: