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m03050578-01The September issue of Takeshobo’s Manga Club Original magazine will announce on Saturday that an original video anime adaptation of Takayuki Mizushina’s Kemono to Chat 4-panel manga has been green-lit. The story centers Chacha Kenomoto, a high school freshman girl who can understand the language of cats and speak with them. (The girl’s family name Kenomoto is a wordplay on the title, which literally means “Chatting with Creatures.”)

Mizushina is not only a prolific manga creator, but an actor as well. He has been drawing Kemono to Chat in Manga Club Original since 2005, and Takeshobo has published four compiled book volumes so far.

Source: ANN & Saishin Anime Jōhō

The official blog of the Flex Comix publisher has announced on Wednesday that an anime adaptation of Yunosuke Yoshinaga’s Broken Blade (Break Blade) alternate-world robot manga has been green-lit. CMX Manga is publishing the first volume of the manga in North America this month.
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CMX Manga gives the following description of Broken Blade’s story:

Rygart Arrow is the only one in his world who lacks the inherent ability to power up quartz, the energy source that makes all of the machines run. Nevertheless, he’s pretty well connected. The King and Queen of his country of Krisna happen to be old college friends. But so is Zess, the guy who is leading the army of a neighboring kingdom in an attack on Krisna.

How did it comes to this? There’s little time to ponder the implications as an army in giant, mechanized battle suits attacks. Arrow just feels like he’s in the way – until he comes across a powerful, ancient mech that no one has yet to be able to figure out how to run. But his natural affinity for the suit’s operating mechanism may just turn Arrow into the most important player of all.

Flex Comix has published over 400,000 copies of the manga’s six current volumes. The wraparound jacket band on the sixth volume will feature the anime’s announcement when it ships on Thursday. Flex Comix’s blog promises to offer more details about the anime in future updates.

Source: ANN & 2Chan

The August issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Newtype magazine will announce on Friday that a television anime adaptation of Hideo Okuda’s Kūchū Buranko (Trapeze) short story collection has been green-lit. The collection is Okuda’s second book featuring the psychiatrist protagonist Ichirō Irabu and his various patients — the title refers to the first story about a circus artist who can no longer perform. The book won the prestigious 131st Naoki Prize in 2004.

The TV anime adaptation will premiere in October in Fuji TV’s popular late-night Noitamina timeslot. For the project, director Kenji Nakamura will reunite with his Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales (Bakeneko) and Mononoke character designer/chief animation director Takashi Hashimoto at Toei Animation.

The third Nodame Cantabile anime series was originally slated to premiere in the same Noitamina slot in October. However, Nodame Cantabile: Finale has since been rescheduled for a television premiere in January of 2010.

Source: 2channel & ANN

Starchild’s official website for the Natsu no Arashi! anime series has announced that production on a second season has been green-lit. The second season will air on TV Tokyo and its affiliated stations this fall. The final episode of the first season based on Jin Kobayashi’s Natsu no Arashi! science-fiction romance manga aired on Sunday night. The end of the episode featured an illustration by Kobayashi that declared in English, “I’ll be back!”

Taken from ANN

The August issue of Gakken’s Megami Magazine will reportedly announce on Tuesday that a new Kanokon anime project is in the planning stages. Just as in last year’s Kanokon television series, Atsushi Ootsuki will direct the animators at Xebec on the new project. Series script supervisor Masashi Suzuki, character designer and animation director Akio Takami, and the cast led by Mamiko Noto, Ayako Kawasumi, and Miyū Takeuchi will also return. The copyright notice in Megami Magazine lists one of the project’s rights holders as the “Kanokon R Production Committee,” but the name of a production committee does not necessarily reflect the finalized title of its anime project.

Both anime projects adapt Katsumi Nishino and Koin’s Kanokon romantic comedy light novels about an ordinary boy with two female schoolmates — who happen to be fox and wolf deities. The North American publisher Seven Seas Entertainment had announced in September of 2006 that it would be translating the original light novel series into English.

Taken from ANN