Passione Animates Hinako Note Manga’s TV Anime
The official website for Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Cune magazine revealed the staff of the television anime adaptation of Mitsuki‘s Hinako Note manga on Friday.
Takeo Takahashi (Rozen Maiden, Spice and Wolf, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) is credited as the chief director. Toru Kitahata (Love, Election and Chocolate, Haganai NEXT) is directing the anime at Passione. Tatsuhiko Urahata (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, GATE) is supervising the series’ scripts. Kazuyuki Ueda (Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic, Haitai Nanafa) is adapting the character designs for animation and is also serving as chief animation director. Yukari Hashimoto (March comes in like a lion, Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun) is composing the music. Anima & Company (Orange) is producing the series.
The manga centers on titular protagonist Hinako, who is poor at speaking, and lives in a rural part of Japan. She wants to improve her speech to be able to talk to people freely, so in high school, she transfers schools to Tokyo and plans to join a theater club. When she arrives, it turns out her boarding house is a secondhand bookstore, and a girl who eats books lives there.
Mitsuki launched the manga alongside Comic Cune, a former magazine-within-a-magazine supplement for four-panel manga in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine, in August 2014. When Comic Cune relaunched as a full-fledged standalone magazine in August 2015, the manga relocated to the new magazine. Kadokawa published Hinako Note‘s second compiled book volume on August 27.