Announced a few days ago with plans to debut this summer, new details have arrived about the Ultra Super Anime Time block series Wakaba*Girl. Announced at AnimeJapan 2015, this part of the block is being directed by Seiji Watanabe with Jukki Hanada handling the scripts and Kana Ishida adapting the character designs. The series is being animated at Nexus, which has done a lot of production assistance and 2nd key animation for several shows, but Wakaba*Girl marks their first formal full production.
The show is based off of the single volume work done by Yui Hara, which ran back in 2010 with four chapters overall. The block is an interesting one as it’s set to have three short form series that run ten minutes each, giving the show more room to breathe than the usual three or four minute episodes, but not trying to deal with the scale and cost of a full length episode with so little original material to work with.
Yui Hara’s other work, Kiniro Mosaic, has its second series starting up in April 2015.
Plot concept: The story centers around the activities of Wakaba Kohashi, “a slightly out-of-tune super” daughter of a well-to-do family, and her friends. Wakaba (literally, “young leaves”) looks like an elegant rich daughter, but she admires the trendy “gyaru” fashion subculture. There is also the pure, innocent, fairy-tale-like Moeko. Mao is capricious and behaves in her own way. Nao used to be an athletic type of girl, but now loves the boys-love genre.
[Source: ANN ]