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I guess they make it plain so it's easier to animate it. It's just, the scarf Tsurara and Setsura wears have different pattern and to think the anime don't considered about it make me thought maybe the anime will only reach Shikoku (or even worse, Gyuuki).
In the page, it's also written that Tagashira (the one responsible for youkai design) have made more than 100 youkai design. So I guess there will be a lot of original youkai for the anime, or maybe they are prepared for the filler?
When I see Toufu-kozou picture more closely, it appears that the thing around his ear is not hair, but his hat's rope. Still, his head is bigger than the original.
Nattou-kozou looks cool though, so no complain for that.
EDIT:But if I think about it again. Youkai in Nura's house until Shikoku arc, with including the mob youkai that only appear for a brief of time, it may make the 100 already. So there's the possibility all of the (more than) 100 youkai she designed is from the manga with only a few original.
Last edited by Sama_al_Azraq; April 07, 2010 at 09:27 AM.
if the first season of the anime is successful, they will renew it. Especially that it's not a late nite anime. Again, I really don't think scarf pattern matter that much. They can easily created Setsura with a pattern while Tsurara is plain, hardly a thing to judge whether this is going to be short or not.
owh don't say it like that i really hope nuramago will be just like another jump manga that got animated
If Mago is popular it won't have anything to worry about as far as getting renewed for more seasons, this will also serve to increase the popularity of the manga as well...just look at Bleach. If it isn't a big hit it will most likely have one or two seasons and have a filler ending obviously.
Made a glance to anime list in BS 11. Almost all of them are midnight. There is a minor (middle-schooler) smoking and drinking too, so I think prime time won't do, except if they changed the sake into water and Rikuo (night ver) stop smoking.
But the sakazuki and the smoking occur when Rikuo is in the night version. He doesn't look like a minor then. That could be a loophole.
In japan, a minor is is a person under 20 years of age. In One Piece, Sanji is 19 years old but smoke all the time and One Piece is prime time. Anyway, Mago's demographic doesn't reach the late nite audience like Neuro does. Black Cat is a just a dumb executive decision, it's even less violent than the manga but they still put it in the late nite spot, look what happen
Last edited by Koshi_Inaba; April 08, 2010 at 06:34 PM.
Rikuo have age setting of 13, so I don't know if he transforming to his night form can be a loophole because he still a 13 years old...
Also when he exchange sakazuki with his attendants, he only did that in his night form with Tsurara and Kappa, while he was in his human form with the other.
I don't know, BS 11 is satellite channel, so maybe they won't take it into account because it's not a national wide tv channel?
EDIT:I guess if it's alright with one piece, maybe it won't be a problem...
Last edited by Sama_al_Azraq; April 08, 2010 at 07:51 PM.
owh sorry about that i don't read it carefully
btw how about TOKYO MX is it satellite channel too or national channel?
Last edited by Koshi_Inaba; April 08, 2010 at 10:26 PM.
so we can only hope that it got into prime time (well gintama get kicked out prime time(forget when it happen) but can have 201 episode(end?) and currently having special re-run after moving to another time slot and also get 1 moviein april(finaaly))
Junji said that he planned not to make too much original, and add the in-between in the manga (the things that kinda skipped in the manga or lack explanation).
Also, when the youkai gather up he want to use both 2D and 3D.
A filler arc? That would be too much original... I think it will be more like the bonus page in the manga. Like the parts where Tsurara and Ao followed Rikuo from behind to school as his escort, or when Rikuo looked his photo album of school events he found Tsurara and Ao also inside the photo, or how Tsurara and Ao chosen as escort. Too much original may ruin the story. Also notice that he said "not add to much original", so he intends to make original anyway...
For Shikoku arc though, they make Rikuo and Kubinashi hair color different, wouldn't that make it hard when Kubinashi disguise as Rikuo?