The music genre has some great anime titles like Nana, Your Lie in April, K-On! and Detroit Metal City. All of these have taken unique approaches to this genre and presented us with good music, hilarious stories and touching moments.
The combination of music and anime has always proved heartwarming and it elevates the usual anime experience. It won’t be a lie to admit that a melancholic background score has often brought tears to our eyes.
Reports have hit the internet indicating that Marimo Ragawa’s manga series Mashiro no Oto will receive an anime adaptation by Shin-Ei Animation. The anime is reportedly scheduled for April 2021.
Mashiro no Oto completed its 10th anniversary in May this year. Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine opened a website to commemorate the anniversary of the manga. The site featured an animated promo as part of the celebration.
The coming of age manga follows a chance encounter between an idol star hopeful and a boy with a traditional Japanese three-stringed shamisen. The manga follows their journey to find their literal and figurative voices.
About Mashiro no Oto
Mashiro no Oto is a music, drama manga written and illustrated by Marimo Ragawa. It began serialization in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine from April 6, 2010.
It revolves around Setsu Sawamura. His grandfather, responsible for raising him and his brother Wakana passes away. His grandfather played the Shamisen, a traditional Japanese musical instrument, and was one of the greatest known shamisen players. Both Setsu and Wakana had grown up listening to the instrument and learning it from their grandfather.
After his death, Setsu dropped out of high school and moved to Tokyo. He started drifting, knowing nothing besides how to play his shamisen.
That’s when his successful and rich mother, Umeko storms into his life. In an attempt to shape up his life, she enrolls him back into high school. There Setsu has a chance encounter with an idol star hopeful that leads him on a journey to regaining his passion.
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