Sword Art Online Progressive mangaka Kiseki Himura has been getting tens of thousands of retweets each on his Twitter-based series ‘Tawawa on Monday’. So a web anime based on the weekly illustrations following the day to day lives of busty girls was produced, with Kosuke Murayama of SHAFT storyboarding and directing. It seemed the right next step, but YouTube was oddly perturbed by the curves, and shortly after the first video was posted by NBC Universal Japan, it was pulled for “violating community guidelines“.
But Himura has since announced that the first episode of the short anime has been restored to its original NBC YouTube channel. He noted that this was not the relaunch he tweeted about earlier this week.
In the episode, a salaryman meets a girl named Ai on the train by chance. They then start to meet every Monday, the man acting as her “bodyguard” on the crowded journey. They have their regular chat, and nothing more happens. If you ask us, aside from the perverse interpretations of some, the video is completely harmless. A girl with a big bust, animated or not, doesn’t deserve to be blocked. Being in ownership of large breasts does not make a woman “sexual content”. So, in our opinion, the video was rightly restored.
The project from studio Pine Jam of Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara has Blue Exorcist key animator Hiroyuki Yoshii on character designs. Eden of the East‘s Takashi Mamezuka acts as animation director, and Flying Witch‘s Yoshiaki Dewa composed the music. Shugo Chara‘s Yuu Nikaido voice actor Junji Majima joins newcomer Sayaka Harada, who voices Ai and sings the theme ‘Otome no Tawawa’ as her character.