TV Anime ‘Sengoku Chōjū Giga’ will be based on the famous animal-person emakimono caricatures
The TV Anime project Sengoku Chōjū Giga, is scheduled to air in October 2016.
The Sengoku Chōjū Giga project (Sengoku = Country at war, Chōjū Giga = picture scrolls depicting animal caricatures) will be based on a famous set of four picture scrolls, or emakimono, belonging to Kōzan-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan. The Chōjū-giga scrolls are also referred to as Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans in English. It’s considered by many to be Japan’s first manga and they have been receiving a lot of attention in the recent years.
Like the anthropomorphic animals depicted in the ancient ink paintings, each episode of Sengoku Chōjū Giga will be based on a warlords changing into an animals. The anime will feature original characters going through daily (though ancient) life.
We also know some of the cast:
- Ryouta Murai, known for the TV show Kamen Rider Decade, and from his on stage appearance of Yowamushi Pedal.
- Kabuki actor Nakamura Kokushō, who will inherit the name of ‘4th generation Hashinosuke Nakamura’ from October 2016
- Yuki Torigoe, Shin Nagahama, Masashi Mikami and Tomoya Ishii.
This is an amazing cast that will definitely boost the project’s popularity.
Tatari Sumita will direct the movie; his known works include Sengoku Nabe TV, Bakarhythm the Movie, Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur, etc. The character design will be done by Nielsen, who has already worked with director Tatari Sumita on many other projects in the past.
Broadcast starts October 2016 on KBC TV, tvk, TV Saitama, バテレ, Sun TV
Director: Tatari Sumita
Screenplay: Hiromu Kumamoto
Planning, Production: “Sengoku Chōjū Giga” Production Committee
Official Twitter : @SENGOKUCHOJYU
Official Website : http://www.kbc.co.jp/scg/