Animation studio GAINAX has been saying the past few months that it has been working on another more ‘refined’ work alongside the upcoming show Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt and today the first details of this second project have been announced.
The new project is an adaptation of Gakuto Mikumo’s light novel series Dantalian no Shoka. The story revolves around a boy in 1920’s London who encounters a girl who is responsible for the forbidden books of demonic wisdom.
I am usually quite skeptical of Gainax adapting stories from previous works as they tend not to not be as high quality as their original projects (with some exceptions like His and Her Circumstances) but one of the founders of Studio Gainax, Hiroyuki Yamaga, has previously announced that he would be personally directing this work so that makes me alot more optimistic about the project. No release date has been announced yet for either Dantalian no Shoka or Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt but I’m really excited to see how these two very different projects will turn out.
I’ll update this post later when I can find some good scans of the announcement article for Dantalian no Shoka. From Anime News Network.