Marimo Ragawa’s long-running Manga Mashiro No Oto has been listed to get an Anime Adaptation in the April of 2021. Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine’s popular Mashiro No Oto with currently over 25 volumes out and has been ongoing strong since it’s serialization in 2009.
The story follows a bittersweet life of an aspiring girl, who wants to make it big as an idol in Tokyo but isn’t able to land a big break, and country bumpkin who plays a traditional three-stringed instrument called a “Shamisen”. Each of them with their own motivations, trying to find their own sound and purpose, in a compelling and entertaining fashion. Mashiro No Oto, is a drama-filled, school life, and comedy with a touch of reality, making it an absolute must-read.
Mashiro No Oto has earned many awards and nominations over the years, some of them being, receiving a nomination for the 4th Manga Taisho, Ranked at 2nd place for the 2012 Kono Manga Ga Sugoi , receiving the “Best Shonen Manga” at the 36th Kodansha Manga Awards and many more.
The story and illustration is handled by Marimo Ragawa Sensei herself, and the Anime adaptation is being done by Shin-Ei Animation. The Anime adaptation of Mashiro No Oto, will be Directed by Hiroaki Akagi and the screenplay will be written by Yoichi Kato. Shin-Ei Animations is popularly known Doraemon, Shin-Chan and Teasing Master Takagi-San, fans are especially looking forward to the anime because of the success “Teasing Master Takagi-San” had because the Animation Studio and the Director are the same for both.
One of the major reasons why overseas fans are excited about this anime adaptation is because the Manga “Mashiro No Oto” has only two chapters that are translated into English. Thus even though the manga has made a lot of progress in the story, most fans who can’t read Japanese are pretty much out of the loop. Hopefully, because of the Anime adaptation, perhaps more translated chapters will be released so that fans can quickly catch up to the latest chapters.
Kodansha celebrated the Manga’s 10th anniversary by releasing a teaser for the animated clip as a promotional video on the 1st of May 2020 and on Wednesday an official website was created, along with an official teaser for the anime was also released.
The Promotional Video released on the 1st of May
The Official Teaser For The Anime Adaptation