I'm not sure how many of my readers like anime or keep up with anime, but I'm so STOKED for Hourou Musuko to come out in January.We've got two unsubbed teasers out, and the art alone is superb. I'm so happy they kept the watercolor just like the original manga. <3
To sum up the story in a few short words, it's centered around two elementary school children. One is a boy, Shūichi Nitori, who wishes to be a girl and a girl, Yoshino Takatsuki who wants to be a boy. The story is fantastic, and the characters are a nice mix of likable and realistic.
Here's the long teaser that was just recently released
The main website for the show is here: http://www.houroumusuko.jp/ Just be aware it's all in Japanese. =)
The anime, produced by AIC Classic and Aniplex, will begin airing in Japan on January 14, 2011 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block. The director will be Ei Aoki and the screenplay was written by Mari Okada. Chief animator Ryūichi Makino based the character design used in the anime on Takako Shimura's original concept and the main animator is Michio Satō. The music was produced by Satoru Kosaki and Keiichi Okabe, both from Monaca, and the sound director is Jin Aketagawa.