Haruka Mado’s 3-Nin no Wakai Onna (Three Young Women) manga is inspiring a 20-minute “anime drama” that will incorporate both live-action scenes and anime. The animated parts will include the opening and transitional eye catch scenes. The special will premiere on AT-X at the end of December.
Mado’s manga follows a year in the life of three girls, starting from the time they meet. Yutaka (picured left in image above) is shy and awkward, Shinari (right in image above) doesn’t worry about much, and Hanako (center in image above) often worries about how she looks from the outside.
The special will star Mao Ichimichi (M.A.O) as Yutaka, A?P‘s Y?ki Hirose as Shinari, and former SKE48 idol Rumi Katō as Hanako. Junichi Inaba is directing the short, Rosenfilm is producing, and Sh?ji Katayama is composing the music.
Mado debuted the comic as part of a self-published collection of short stories at the COMITIA113 event in August 2015.
Mado’s Dohiwai-senpai Mago Club (Upperclassman Dohiwai Protection Club) and Chūko Video-Ya no Onna Tenin X (Used Video Shop’s Female Shop Clerk X) manga also inspired an anime shorts in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
Source: Comic Natalie