Kodansha announced Wednesday that it is producing a television anime adaptation of Masafumi Nishida, Tadayoshi Kubo and Kōta Sannomiya’s Tesla Note manga that will premiere this year. The anime’s website revealed a trailer, as well as the cast and staff of the anime.
Michio Fukuda (Hyakko, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Demon Capital, Terraformars Revenge) is directing the anime at Gambit. Nishida himself supervises and writes the series scripts. POKImari (Witchcraft in the Big City) is writing the original character designs. Kaoru Wada (Inuyasha, Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon) is composing the music
The anime’s cast includes (left to right in image below):
- Konomi Kohara as Botan Negoro
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Kuruma
- Tomoaki Maeno as Ryūnosuke Takamatsu
- Junichi Suwabe as Mickey Miller
- Hiroshi Kamiya as Oliver Thornton
The spy action manga focuses on “Mission T”, a shadow war of spies and secret intelligence fought to prevent the destruction of the world. The story centers on Botan Negoro, who has trained as a ninja since childhood and has become a talented spy. She joins Kuruma, a spy with a talent for the theater, on a new mission with the world at stake: to recover the “Tesla Crystal”, the “legacy” of the genius Russian inventor Nikola Tesla. But other countries and their agents are already moving to secure the Tesla Crystal, and Botan and Kuruma will have to use all their wits to outwit them.
The manga launched in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen magazine on January 6. Nishida and Kubo are credited with the original work, while Sannomiya is drawing the art. Kodansha will publish the manga’s first compiled book volume on April 16.
Nishida writes the scripts for the Tiger & Bunny anime and the two films in the franchise. He is also credited with writing the series for the Tiger & Bunny: The Comic manga and as the original writer of the story for the Tiger & Bunny manga. Nishida returns to handle series composition for the second season of the Tiger & Bunny anime in 2022.