Here’s hoping that KyoAni magic can fly fast and true with this series.
Earlier today, NHK announced that Kyoto Animation is producing an anime TV series based on Kotoko Ayano and illustrator Chinatsu Morimoto’s Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu (Tsurune: Kazemai High School Archery Club). The series is currently slated to air on NHK in 2018.
Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu is a drama that revolves around young archer Minato Narumiya. Narumiya practiced Japanese archery during his middle school years, but abandoned the sport after a certain initially-unnamed incident. In high high school years, Narumiya finds a new circle of friends, who draw him into their school’s archery club. Together, Narumiya and his friends set their sights on victory at the prefectural tournament.
Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu won the Special Judge Award at the 2016 Kyoto Animation Awards. The book found its way to store shelves under KyoAni’s imprint in December of the same year.