New Broadcast Slot for the Anime “Animenome” Starts From July 4th! Five Individual Companies Team Up For The Joint Project
～The First and Second Anime Shows Announced!～
TMS Entertainment announced that they would launch a joint enterprise project together with Shin-Ei Animation, East Japan Marketing & Communications, Sumitomo Corporation, and Asmik Ace Entertainment to start a new anime broadcast slot “Animenome.”
■About the Project
“Animenome” was planned by TMS Entertainment, Shin-Ei Animation, East Japan Marketing & Communications, Sumitomo Corporation, and Asmik Ace Entertainment, and the five individual companies will team up to produce anime shows as a new anime business model.
“Animenome” in Japanese can be translated as “Anime’s Eye.” “Eye” means the center of things, as in “eye of a storm.” The anime industry is just like a storm, with countless shows starting and ending every year. This project’s concept focuses on creating a sensation at the center of the tough anime industry and cultivating new content.
As the joint enterprise project, new anime TV shows with the brand name “Animenome” will start from July 2016. Current lineups include “Sweetness and Lightning” (on-air from July 4th) and “TRICKSTER – From Edogawa Ranpo’s “The Boy Detectives Club”” (on-air from October).
■First Anime Series “Sweetness and Lightning” (12 Episodes)
“Sweetness and Lightning” is the anime adaptation of a manga written and illustrated by Gido Amagakure and serialized in Kodansha’s good! Afternoon manga magazine. Since the start of the publication in 2013, the manga has quickly earned its popularity and the six comic books published have sold more than 1 million copies so far. The anime focuses on the everyday lives of the main characters and will illustrate the preciousness of making and having a meal with beloved friends and families with an emotional touch.
【Sweetness and Lightning Anime Official Twitter Account】 @amaama_anime
An anime drama that makes you want to cook for your loved ones! A high school teacher named Inzuka is a widower who tries hard to raise his daughter by himself.
He unexpectedly ends up cooking a meal with his student, Kotori, and having dinner together!
A delicious, triangle, family drama starts now!
Original Story ：Gido Amagakure (Serialized in good! Afternoon by Kodansha)
Director ：Tarou Iwasaki “One Week Friends” “Yakushiji Ryouko no Kaiki Jikenbo”/「薬師寺涼子の怪奇事件簿」
Story Editor/シリーズ構成 ：Mitsutaka Hirota “Bakumatsu Rock” “The New Prince of Tennis”
Character Design：Hiroki Harada “The Pilot’s Love Song” “Sasami-san@Ganbaranai”
Anime Production ：TMS Entertainment
Planning Assistance ：Shin-Ei Animation
◆On Air Information
TOKYO MX July 4th (Mon) Every Monday from 25:05
Yomiuri TV July 4th (Mon) Every Monday from 25:59
BS11 July 5th (Tue) Every Tuesday from 25:30
※Show time may change.
■Second Anime Series “Trickster – From Edogawa Ranpo’s “The Boy Detectives Club”” (24 Episodes)
Based on the renowned detective novel series “The Boy Detectives Club” by Edogawa Ranpo is arranged into a whole new anime, set in near-future Tokyo!
The characters are also given a little twist. The characters of the Boy Detectives Club were rather ordinary school kids. Whereas in the anime, the main character Yoshio Kobayashi is a boy made immortal by a mysterious fog, and his partner and temporary leader of the Boy Detectives Club Kensuke Hanasaki was a girl in the original novels.
The anime series is a part of a large project; TRICKSTER will be adapted into comic, theater performance, movie, and more!
He chooses to be a detective to die.
The story takes place in 2030’s, the members of Boy Detectives Club join with a mysterious detective, Kogorou Akechi, to solve the mysteries around them with their passion and vitality.
One day, a member of the Boy Detectives Club, Kensuke Hanasaki, meets a mysterious boy Yoshio Kobayashi. Became immortal by unknown fog, Kobayashi desires to end his life, and he avoided contact with other people.
Hanasaki, curious about Kobayashi, offers him, “Why don’t you join Boy Detectives Club?”
Kobayashi and Hanasaki. When they meet each other, their lives take an unexpected turn; They become involved in a grudge between the greatest criminal, the Fiend with Twenty Faces, and the detective Kogorou Akechi.
Director ：Masahiro Mukai ”Hyperdimension Neptunia: THE ANIMATION”
Script & Story Editor ：Erika Yoshida “TIGER & BUNNY” “Heroine Shikkaku” “NOU SHOU SAKURETSU GIRL”
Character Design：PEACH-PIT “Rozen Maiden” “Shugo Chara!”
Animation Character Design：Shinya Yamada “Your Lie in April” (Animation Director)
Music ：Yuuki Hayashi “Haikyu!!” “My Hero Academia”
Animation Production：TMS Entertainment, Shin-Ei Animation
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