Tokyo Marble Chocolate is an upcoming two-episode “pure” love story OVA being animated by Production I.G in conjunction with BMG Japan. It involves a boy and a girl who have both been unsuccessful with relationships and their tumultuous first Christmas together, told from their separate points of view. The director is Shiotani Naoyoshi who has previously worked on Blood+’s artsy third OP and Le Chevalier D’Eon, and the cast includes the likes of Sakurai Takahiro (Suzaku in CODE GEASS), Mizuki Nana (Fate in Nanoha), and Inoue Marina (Yoko in Gurren Lagann).
The art style reminds me a ton of Honey and Clover because it has that same watercolor feel, but the main selling point for me is that the story is inspired by two songs that I love – SEAMO‘s Mata Aimashou and Sukima Switch‘s Zenryoku Shounen. Did I mention there’s a mini-donkey character in it too? The OVAs aren’t due out until December 19th, but there was a music video released this week using Mata Aimashou and clips from the animation. I haven’t been able to keep the song out of my head, and the OVA looks like it’s going to be really good, so I’m looking forward to seeing it in two weeks.
Thanks Omni, now Mata Aimashou is stuck in my head now and I know I’ve heard it somewhere else before but I can’t recall where! Anyways, seems like a nice, heartwarming OVA and I’ll be looking forward to it as Christmas comes closing in.
hmmm it seems interesting, cant wait to see it =]
i like the story>> but i think the art could be better >> it is 2007 you know xD
Well my only complaint is that the girl looks a bit… well… awkward when she tears up.
hmmm! looks like the type of love story i like! Can’t wait for them to release it!
That donkey that scares me. o___O I think real ones are cuter.
I think I might check this out, I’ve been wanting a nice love story that’s not stereotypical shoujo drama.
I still can’t get used to those Production I.G character designs. I know it’s an I.G if the characters look strange to me. I wonder if the washed out colour pallette is trying to invoke a certain atmosphere though.
Their character’s faces seem to be so pale……..The character design for this one doesn’t seem to be appealing to me.What’s with the pink cheeks anyway,it reminds me of people in Chinese Opera or BabaNyonya in Malacca,lol.
But since this is a Production I.G anime,i might look out for this.Ah…..at least Sakurai Takahiro is there too
TOKYO? MARBLE? CHOCOLATE? some thing new……. . .interesting
I saw the website for it around a month ago. It looks very pretty. Definitely checking this out.
I think i’ll watch this one .. i love to watch love story .. and they remind me of Honey and Clover .. =3
cant wait eather. design of the characters look like honey and clover anyway i’m loooking forward to it ^^
the story is good but the animation sucks
looks good,, the songs not bad,, but…. the art could have used some more work.
A LOT more work lol XD
the girl is pretty cute. The guy needs some work.
I love Sukima Switch’s Zenryoku Shounen too! What makes you say this show is inspired by the song? Is it the OP/ED?
Everyone’s bashing the animation style- I saw it, thought Studio 4c and got all excited until I found out it wasn’t. Regardless, I trust Prod. I.G’s more experimental side to captivate me.
Looks to a gid XMAS!!!
Thanks Omni! Really looking forward to this one. Got another song to go w/ it. Radio Free Europe: Armin Van Buuren State of Trance 324 @minute 22. Legal Download at your favourite places & iTunes Podcasts.