May 10, 2013

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Tokyo ESP anime green-lit

Tokyo ESP anime green-lit

Publisher Kadokawa Shoten revealed on its website that an anime adaptation of Hajime Segawa’s Tokyo ESP manga has been green-lit. The science fantasy story begins with Rinka, an extremely poor high school girl who lives with just her father in modern Tokyo. One day, she is going home from school when she chases a “flying penguin” to the top of New Tokyo Tower — only to have “fish swimming in the air” suddenly appear before her. One of the fish goes through Rinka and gives her extraordinary powers beyond those of normal humans, particularly the ability to slip through solid objects.

Segawa launched the “afterschool psychic action” series in Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine in 2010, shortly after ending The Enchained Spiritual Beast Ga-Rei supernatural action series. Kadokawa is publishing the eighth compiled book volume of Tokyo ESP on May 25.

Ga-Rei’s “afterschool underground spirit-hunting action” story inspired the Ga-Rei: Zero television anime series in 2008. Funimation released this anime in North America.

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