Anime website for Shaft's new anime March Comes in Like a Lion.
It will also not air on NHK's typical anime slot but it gets the full mainstream treatment and a slot on the main channel at the best possible time.
Kizumonogati part 2
Kizumonogatari part 2
March Comes in Like a Lion
Kizumonogatari part 3
And the remaining Prism Nana OVAs all over the year
Shinbou will work closely with the author as he always does and it will be a lengthy faithful adaption. I don't see why people are being so pessimistic about this apart from maybe Shaft visuals which I'm sure will be toned right down to fit the mood of the series.
Today. On the official site.
Look's like author is a massive shaftfag.
>Worshiped Mr or Simbo's works like Bakemonogatari, Madoka Magica, Arakawa Under the Bridge and Zetsubō Sensei, I said "Only SHAFT, and with Akiyuki Simbo in control!". If this dream wasn't realized, I think I would have refused the anime adaptation of my manga. I am very happy! I intend to help and encourage him as best I can.
Everything is in place, and SHAFT needs to just not fuck up. I hope they stick closely to the original character designs and that the backgrounds are detailed and not too minimalistic. Not too worried about them and the color scheme given the website matching the manga's color pages.
>apart from maybe Shaft visuals which I'm sure will be toned right down to fit the mood of the series.
When did that ever happen?
I still made at shaft for ruining Natsu no Arashi
Its good manga. And even those who did not read it, love Honey and Clover.
Shaft and Shinbo having anything to do with this is a disaster on level of having him adapt next season of Hyouka.
Turning Great manga from based School Rumble author in pretentious boring shit with random visuals and flat humour.
The only thing shaft is good nowadays is erotic fanservice, nothing else. Even Monogatari is shit adaptation if you actually read the novels.
It has been revealed in the second issue of this year's Young Animal magazine that the TV anime adaptation of 3-gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) will be animated by studio Shaft. In addition, Akiyuki Shinobu is directing the upcoming series, and it will air on NHK in Fall 2016.
The protagonist is Rei, a 17-year-old shogi player. He lives by himself, does not have a family, does not go to school, and has scarcely any friends. Among his acquaintances is a family, which consists of a young woman, Akari, and two young girls, Momo and Hinata, and who also keep a numerous number of cats. (Source: Wikipedia, edited)
3-gatsu no Lion is drawn by Chika Umino and began publishing in 2007 with 11 volumes in print. The series was nominated for the 2nd Manga Taisho Award in 2009. In 2011, it won the 4th Manga Taisho Award and the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in the general category (shared with Uchuu Kyoudai). In 2014, it also won the Grand Award of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Sugita has promoted the manga since forever on Anigera, both with or without Umino present herself (she's the most frequent female guest after Yukana). I wonder if he'll get a role with his good relations (thanks to HachiClo) or if she uses veto rights to fill the cast with old veterans to satisfy her ossan-moe needs.
Shaft is really good at keeping things loyal, so I have no worries with them doing the adaptation. The original authors have said that Shinbo listened to everything they requested and even asked for creative input for even the smallest of background details.
Try complaining to Kobayashi Jin, because he oversaw a fuckton of things in the anime and said he really loved the adaptation (source: the episode of web radio with him, Sugita and Yasumoto).
Except thats fucking false. There only few cases authors publicly displayed dislikes of adoptations were they were in no way involved in production, nor gained any profits from anime. The rest obidiently will node and tell whatever they are told to no matter how shit the anime is.
Last i remember where author openly called anime shit was Arata Kangatari
>he probably thinks VA telling in interviews they adore the characters they voice actually mean it too
dammit can't you let us live in our delusions in peace!?
>Bakemonogatari, Madoka Magica, Arakawa Under the Bridge and Zetsubō Sensei
Holy shit she actually listed Shaft's best shows
Umino confirmed for god tier taste
>Shaft doing justice to the original character designs
Should easily beat the generic designs in Honey & Clover.
Because it's Shaft, of course?
Hell they even managed to replicate Hidari's style which would end up looking like generic anime look if it was any other studio
case in point: Fractale and any other show that had Hidari's art in source material
Well, it's happened. The people endlessly complaining about how it'd get compared to Shigatsu by idiots have persuaded a shitposter to compare it to Shigatsu for bait. Good job, guys.
Is it just comfy SoL episodes otherwise I have no idea what else it could be considering the summary I've read.
also the reason why comedy is fucking terrible most of the time in anime
gotta add all the sudden motion lines, characters suddenly screaming or saying the same shit at the same time because that's how it is in the manga!
I honestly hope Shaft's visual style is gonna be more dominant with adaptations after this show, it's a shame they're adapting almost exclusively garbage when every time they don't, the show's immensely better
Umino understands that
it's garbage that looks good
Never seen a single thread about this manga before the adaptation was announced. Are Shaft lickers hyping this garbage like they did with Megaflop Shitty Actors? . Miku garbage is 10 times more popular than whatever this author has what before so I'm expecting huge flop.
I figured they absolutely had to be involved since it had all the signs of their kind of planning and choice to adapt. Award winning manga, tons of copies sold and who else would just give this to Shaft of all studios? My guess is A-1 was just too full on projects so they gave it to their other favorite studio.
>He could have kept going in Kyoto
Even Shaft admits the overwhelming superiority of KyoAni.
Umino Chica has explicitly stated she wanted Shaft to do it. Why come up with conspiracy theories when the truth is already out there?
The last time they did this kind of shit we got Mekaku City Actors. Like virtually exact same marketing campaign so far. Quote the number of volumes sold and award winning popularity and get the original author to make some quote praising SHAFT as the best and only possible choice to try to placate concerned fans when anyone with a brain knows the only reason SHAFT was chosen was because Aniplex and them are good. Might as well just consider SHAFT A-2 Pictures at this point and call it a day.
Anyway now that's 100% confirmed you can for sure expect the cast loaded up with the usual suspects and the music to be all Sony people. They can't possibly throw Yuki Kajiura on to this one though (or can they) so it'll be curious to see which one of their favorites gets the job.
So this will be a Mekaku 2.0 in terms of marketing and flopping. And SHAFT looks like it has its hands full this year, I don't believe they'll do even a decent job animating it.
Pic related is the animation quality you should expect.
Cause it's literally the exact same kind of sound bite Aniplex always seems to get out of original creators whenever they give something to a studio besides A-1, especially SHAFT. They even managed to get Nasu to do running commentary on Fate/Stay Night to give it the "full cred" when the first episode aired just gushing about absolutely everything and saying ufoTABLE was the best, perfect and only choice despite him being fine with Deen adapting it already apparently. It's not word for word the same kind of quote they got out of that Jin guy for Mekaku City Actors but pretty damn close and hitting up the same points.
So now they've got 8-bit working on a Rewrite adaptation, A-1 Pictures working on a Phoenix Wright adaptation and SHAFT working on an adaptation of a manga series that probably doesn't fit them at all. I wonder which mega-hyped project ends up the least disappointing for people. It's pretty sad that I find watching the inevitable salt and polarization more interesting than watching anime anymore, but I mean it's such a goddamn joke and 2016 looks at this point like it's pretty much going to just be repeating the exact same mistakes of 2014-2015 at least where the big shot producers stuff and shows that are supposed to be "good" are concerned.
yeah and then retards kept reposting the r9k link of it , which eventually got linked on major newsites overloading the servers and causing a physical failure, the nearest backup was 6 months behind so theres 6 months of /a/ posts that we are never getting back.
>Why come up with conspiracy theories when the truth is already out there
Because it's that one shitposter who goes on about marketing and brand names in every fucking thread about a show with Aniplex backing.
You're way behind, anon. Three months were lost from moe, desustorage got those from someone else but have fucked up getting the other stuff imported for /a/ because I don't know why.
Cause it keeps fucking applying to the situation every single time. That's what they do and it sure explains a lot though it was blindingly obvious from the moment it was announced to be Shaft and airing on NHK both of whom Aniplex is heavily affiliated with. They are the only people that could possibly think giving it to Shaft would be a great idea, probably because they're thinking strictly commercially again.
It doesn't matter, stop spamming your hatred for the industry everywhere. You must have written a novel's worth of posts saying the same four things about Aniplex and VN/LN writers by now.
If you are so worried that at SHAFT they don't give a shit about the original manga / novels of their shows then just remember what they did with SZS. They already knew how the manga would have ended *years* before its actual end, and it suddenly became obvious only when... well, the manga ended. Just an hint: KAFUKA.
> Cause it keeps fucking applying to the situation every single time
>there's something I don't like, and it happens with several shows a season, so I write several paragraphs on the subject in every thread about each of those shows every season
You're worse than those faggots who post in greentext cliche threads.
>the whole summer of 2015 were gone forever
And why is that?
It's not like Monogatari, where Maaya refuses to sing anything she doesn't write herself.
Why would Sony not let it happen?
Kekkai got a BoC song last year, plus a new one at that.
Surely it can't be that much of a hurdle. The mangaka and BoC have a thing going, after all. She was very picky about the staff, why not the OP music?
If they were thinking strictly about numbers they would have chosen a different studio, one more suited to the type of manga they're dealing with.
SHAFT has proved time and time again that they can't capture for shit the essence of shows that aren't Bake, Madoka, Hidamari or SZS. Just look at recent shows like Vampire Bund, Sasami, DenpaOna, Maria Holic, Arakawa, Soredemo, Graffiti, Mekaku, Natsu no Arashi. All sub-par flops.
This is just them going with their favorites by the looks of it. We'll know to what degree when the full staff and cast is announced. They'll probably get the original author involved somehow for cred purposes.
> SHAFT has proved time and time again that they can't capture for shit the essence of shows that aren't Bake, Madoka, Hidamari or SZS.
Yeah sure people was saying the very same thing even before they did Hidamari, SZS, Bake and Madoka.
That's not what was written.
>SHAFT has proved time and time again that they can't capture for shit the essence of shows that aren't Bake, Madoka, Hidamari or SZS. Just look at recent shows like Vampire Bund, Sasami, DenpaOna, Maria Holic, Arakawa, Soredemo, Graffiti, Mekaku, Natsu no Arashi. All sub-par flops.
I think it also is them thinking again with numbers considering their obsession with the studio since Bake and Madoka though you think Mekaku City Actors and how that turned out might have slowed down the relationship. Almost certain this is an Atsuhiro Iwakami decision in any case since he's the one with the major hard on for Shaft and to some extent ufoTABLE as well, but especially Shaft. At a glance:
>Mekaku City Actors
The marketing for this is going to start getting absolutely outrageous probably starting in June/July.
After 200 seasons of Hidamari and SZS people grow to accustomed of them, it's not like they're big sellers. Monogatari and Madoka fit their style perfectly I'm not arguing that. But I'm more inclined to believe those are lucky shots combined with Aniplex marketing since out of the over 25 series they have and 60 cours they've made only a handful of them can be considered good.
Yeah, JC's issue is mainly that they get hired to do okay adaptations of generic stuff. They have their same self buried in there somewhere, they're just so commercial that they don't bring it out very often.
Except there's still no mention about Aniplex on the whole site or anywhere else, yet people still insists there's Aniplex its production. Don't worry you'll eventually get used to being BUTTHURT.
How good is this manga compared to Love so life? Is it somewhat similar?
Due to NO UPDATES FUCK YOU from Japanzai I'm literally having drawbacks and I'm scrambling for comfy family stories, I've already read 2 other family oriented manga to fill the void.
>Just look at recent shows like Vampire Bund, Sasami, DenpaOna, Maria Holic, Arakawa, Soredemo, Graffiti, Mekaku, Natsu no Arashi. All sub-par flops.
Arakawa was great, everything else was garbage to begin with
the thing is that Shaft adapts garbage, not that they turn it into one
Oh yeah, she made an endcard with Nadeko after all.
I hope they'll do their best with Sangatsu.
It probably just barely had that many that year. There were more threads back in 2012 or so. The thing is, people talk about it in threads. When people you know actually discuss manga.
>this manga is getting an anime with high budet and Handdrawn
>Berserk from the same magazine is getting a crappy CGI anime with low budget and awkward/robotic mouvement
Redrawing and typesetting 3-gatsu looks like a pain in the ass, we should be thankful we're getting anything at all
Pic related are 2015 total sales of all volumes (not average sales)
Volume 10 sold 500k, Volume 11 600k, which means Volumes 1-9 sold around 800k
>Honey and Clover went to JC Staff
>March Comes in Like a Lion goes to Shaft
Shaft gonna butcher Umino's style
When are elevens finally getting some taste?
You seem to believe anime is more popular than manga or even light novels but that's not how the industry works. Adaptations of popular series are just piggybacking from their popularity. This won't be any different.
That's funny, I can't find it.
Nope, before Monogatari people were saying Shaft is shitty gainax substudio that cant hold deadlines even with guns aimed at their heads, having in total 3 overworked animators paid with drugs and resorting to "artsy" style since they have no resources for everything else and have litterally make Shinbo cut newspaper cutouts to use as applications for still shots in their shows.
It only boost sales when the source material isn't that popular. Doubt something like Nisekoi, Tokyo Ghoul or One Punch Man even need another anime season to keep this steady pace they have.
>having in total 3 overworked animators paid with drugs and resorting to "artsy" style since they have no resources for everything else and have litterally make Shinbo cut newspaper cutouts to use as applications for still shots in their shows.
that's what makes Shaft good though
>>this manga is getting an anime with high budet and Handdrawn
No, its gets Shinbo adaptation by Shaft. Thats different. Meanwhile Berserk gets true to art style adaptation, after they experimented enougth with the movies to make it look decent with no retarded Shinbo gimmics.
>It only boost sales when the source material isn't that popular.
What is SNK? Look at the 2012 and 2013 years linked here >>135805655
Not only was Attack on Titan already quite popular, the anime multiplied that incredibly.
(Of course this is an extreme level of anime boosting but still)
More of SHAFT's incredible animation. Don't you just love that static wide shot and CGI cars passing by? Or that incredible vector background with messed up perspective.
Are you knew to this whole "anime" thing? Even people making bread results in fight scenes - Go, Shogi, Chess, Caruta, car racing, cooking - does not matter. You`ll have to show universe exploding, abstract mind work, astounished reaction faces and 3D figures turning into real Knights and Kings fighting on the board in bloody battle. ESPECIALLY with 3gatsu and shogi and all references to real battles, 3 kingdoms heroes etc.
So basically you think that a studio that mostly does comedies will adapt an SoL like a battle shounen.
Holy shit, you've posted this webm like four times in these threads, stop.
I love every second of it
artsy still shots > good animation
he's baiting you fucking retard
Artsy is just a buzzword. No one ever explains why they're good unless they come up with their own bullshit.
Chihayafuru follows Initial D formula 1 to 1, so exactly as what i described.
And it seems you are too young to remember Hikaru no Go
That depends, do you like melodrama born of a single defining character flaw and flat characters painted with a coat of "artist's plight" and juvenile love triangles, or do you like meaningful interactions, nuanced characters and well written interactions?
it doesn't have to be "deep" or "meaningful", you overthinking retard
it's visual flavor that's fun to look at, it's that simple
He's autistic but he studies an insane amount of time to improve himself as a player.
Also he becomes alpha as fuck and gets over that infatuation later on.
Not like /a/ at all.
Not very close.
The family scenes are similar, but they aren't the focus of 3GnL as they are in LsL. And there is no overarching romance, it is more like he's finding himself and becoming a family member than a lover.
(btw, Love so Life is another one that could use a adaption. When it's cute, it's really, really cute.)
>You're not wrong but you're being too harsh with H&C.
It had the makings of something that could have been great, but it was plagued with poorly done drama in the vein that I'd expect from a hack like Okada (not quite that bad, but you get the point). I don't think I'm being harsh, because I don't have anything against the mangaka. I'm very glad they improved their writing skills, and it shows how far they've come with sangatsu. If it seems like I'm too eager to lay into it, it's probably because I think it's overrated to hell and back here, and people who haven't watched or read it should be getting a real idea of what kind of series it is instead of "10/10 perfect character drama, I rewatch twice a year and cry every time"
>It had the makings of something that could have been great
Eh I never got that impression, it seemed to me a work rather juvenile and without pretence, closer to a shoujo than to a josei, from the beginning.
I was more bothered by the weird directions some storylines took in the second half than by the character drama itself, that I had no expectation to be mindblowing.
I agree that it's kind of overrated here tho
The friendship stuff was done alright, and the varied cast that wasn't a harem of highschool kids was nice. Outside of Maison Ikkoku, we don't usually see those. The romance and drama is what killed it for me.
I'll still never understand some people's fixation on series that try so hard to be in your face "mature" about those sorts of themes. They always fall flat on their face.
In the end Takemoto's story was the best.
Morita's story could have been great if it didn't wander in retarded territories with George Lucas and family revenges.
Hagu's was good until the incident and the awful ending.
Mayama's story was a bore from the beginning.
Yamada's was good but the guy she was paired with was an asspull.
In the end who cares. Umino improved a lot since then, 3-gatsu no Lion is probably my favorite running manga.
I like Shaft sometimes but their artistic 2deep style doesn't fit this anime, nor a lot of series.
Their lack of animation most the time and silly backgrounds are only enjoyable sometimes.
Nearly all mangaka praise anime adaptations and give their thanks to the staff and studio. Any idiot can look up Shinbou's earlier works and praise them. Who's to say this is any different from the usual team player comments from mangaka?
Unfortunately, that's not how you do a good adaptation. Especially not when the source material involves a bunch of overlaid panels and spaced-out trains of thought. I would not trust them to do this, unless maybe you threw in some specific free-lance director or something.
>muh original vision
The manga doesn't even has that many internal monologues.
And I'd rather have a well executed nearly 1:1 adaption that seeing some retarded Shaft monkey ruin Umino's work.
>they don't change the plot so they're good
That's not difficult at all, is the thing. But you have to fucking deviate here. You cannot copy the panels and expect it to work. Unless you actually think "stay faithful to the source material" is enough of an M.O. to do a good job with pages like this.
>Show outside of building
>Zoom in on location showing second panel
>Cut to 3rd panel flashback sequence or whatever the fuck it is
wouldn't be hard
The copy-paste hes talking about is it being a 1:1 adaption. No stupid space backgrounds or artsy bullshit thrown in like shaft seems to do. Just normal settings and transitions from the series.
>Show outside of building
>Zoom in on location showing second panel
>Cut to 3rd panel flashback sequence or whatever the fuck it is
The fact that there are actually directors at Madhouse who think this is how to properly handle that page is exactly why they'd be a terrible choice.
That's what any competent director with respect of the source material would do, regardless of the studio.
But please, let's hear what they should come up with according to you.
And how would Shaft do it?
>Show outside of building
>Building is surrounded by starry space that doesn't match the setting at all
>Square opens up showing guy head tilting wearing some ugly patterned coat for some reason, also removed the background
>4 people headtilting with bubbles floating everywhere
people headtilting with bubbles floating everywhere
No, it's what an idiot who doesn't understand layout, formatting, or the fact that manga and anime are different would do.
>But please, let's hear what they should come up with according to you.
I don't know how to handle it, because, surprise, actual directing, instead of copy-pasting, requires a good director. My first thought would be to use camera motion to give a similar feeling of gliding down the page, but you'd need to make it unobtrusive/natural-feeling somehow, so I'm not sure.
I'm disappointed with Shaft, too, please stop acting like I'm a Shinbo fanboy.
Yamada was great, but I also can't blame him for falling for Rika.
Shaft does that artsy shit with all their shows. The minimal animation, head tilt, background reduction, and weird walking is their thing.
The minimal animation is what really irks me.
I'm going to give it a try but it's going to be a 1 episode rule. I just want a normally animated adaption.
>building is background for several inset panels
>Just do a shot of it and then zoom to the other panel, that way we show all the same images and it's accurate, right?
>Shaft does that artsy shit with all their shows. The minimal animation, head tilt, background reduction, and weird walking is their thing.
It depends on the director, though. Most of Shaft's recent output has been shit because they aren't making use of their good directors (aside from Oishi, who's been working on Kizu). If we are to believe Umino actually awoke Shinbo from his slumber and he's personally directing an anime for the first time since 2008 then it will probably be of a much higher quality.
The gliding down the page isn't relevant to what is being conveyed in the text in the slightest, and the fact that you want to keep it in anime shows you're the first to not understand the difference between the mediums.
Just a few added takes of him feeding the pidgeons or a separate one on the flowers would do the trick just fine, without taking excessive liberties on the authors vision.
> isn't relevant to what is being conveyed in the text in the slightest
No, it's relevant to the atmosphere. There's a meandering feeling to the page, and the separate cuts and shots you've been suggesting don't preserve that at all. The exact images are much less important than that.
>The gliding down the page isn't relevant to what is being conveyed in the text in the slightest, and the fact that you want to keep it in anime shows you're the first to not understand the difference between the mediums.
The fact that you don't think that sort of layout is something you need to consider or account for is a lot more alarming, honestly.
Takemoto and Mayama were the only interesting characters. Morita and Hagu are just Mary Sue's. Hagu being a plot device for the majority of the show, and Morita crying about how he's too great and no one wants to be with him because of that. And Yamada's character is literally just a crybaby.
The entire thing have sedated, muted but beautiful backgrounds. It'll be ruined if shinbo goes monotagari-shafting on it.
Not to mention many self-reflection monologue scene in Sangatsu is ripe to be given monogatari shafting treatment... which is the wrong style to deliver this slow manga style.
Not to mention ane-san's hostess nightjob is ripe for shindol or fatal pulse to eat.