Manga ‘The Fable’ to be made into a TV anime directed by Ryosuke Takahashi and produced by Tezuka Productions

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It has been decided that the manga “The Fable” will be made into a TV anime. A teaser visual and staff information have also been released, with Ryosuke Takahashi directing, Yuya Takashima handling series composition, Yuya Takashima and Mayumi Morita writing scripts, Kuma Ohshita, Saki Hasegawa and Junichi Hayama running character designs, and Tezuka Productions taking animation production.

The sequel to the original manga, Part 2, “The Fable: The second contact,” reached its final episode in “Weekly Young Magazine,” released today on the 10th. He is an invincible killing genius, commonly known as “Fable,” who has been educated as a hitman since childhood and can kill any enemy in less than 6 seconds—a story depicting an ordinary daily life that does not kill people.

One day, the organization’s boss suddenly orders him not to kill anyone for a year. He calls himself Akira Sato and lives a normal life for the first time as a professional. However, the disturbing atmosphere in his peaceful daily life won’t leave him alone… An action comedy depicting the cool, funny, and slightly eccentric one-year hiatus life of the invincible killer “Fable.”

Serialized in “Young Magazine” from 2014 to 2019, the sequel “The Fable The second contact” will start in 2021 and be completed on the 10th. It is a popular work with a cumulative circulation of over 22 million comics. In 2019 and 2021, it was made into a live-action movie starring Junichi Okada, recording an incremental box office revenue of over 3.1 billion yen.

The TV animation to be produced will be directed by Ryosuke Takahashi, who has worked on numerous works such as the “Armored Trooper Votoms” series, “Fang of the Sun Dougram” and “Phoenix.” Teaming up with Tezuka Productions, an animation production company, we will create a work that is full of charm of the work, from the slightly unusual life of “Fable,” who slips into the general public as a professional to the action scenes that make your hands sweat.

Comment from the original author, Katsuhisa Minami

Following the live-action movie, I am grateful to everyone involved for achieving another dream and goal with this animation. From the moment I started working out the concept for The Fable, I secretly had both a live-action film adaptation and an animation adaptation in mind. Last year, when I heard that director Ryosuke Takahashi and his colleagues visited my hometown and talked passionately about this work, I instinctively knew that this anime would be good. Fans of the original work, please look forward to “The Fable,” an anime that moves just like the manga. Like everyone else, I am excited and eagerly awaiting the completion.

Director Ryosuke Takahashi’s comment

“If you poke a needle into a character on the page, it will bleed…” These are the original author’s words written on the back cover of the first volume. This is exactly what the anime “The Fable” is aiming for. The “strength,” “kindness,” “chivalry,” and “madness” depicted in work must be told by characters with hot blood that spurts out when cut. Now, we all shudder together with the Sato brothers and sisters – to Naniwa!

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