Two big news stories surfaced about Ciel/Tres Tres manga. First, I saw news of Junjou Mistake being animated, rolled my eyes and shook my fist a bit, then proceeded to ignore. After that came BIG news, plastered right in the corner of Tres Tres’s cover–Abe Miyuki’s beautiful fantasy series Hakkenden is going to be animated. Hakkenden isn’t pictured btw, that’s two characters from Love Stage!! and Back Stage!! (Love Stage!! is a fun manga itself–animate that! :3)
Wow! Just a year ago, I remember lamenting about how it was on hiatus and wondering if we’d ever see it resume. Not only has it resumed in manga form (and I’ve been getting pretty reprint editions!), but it’s getting an anime adaptation! While I certainly hope it will be an awesome anime in itself, I’m also happy that this will turn people’s attention to this absolutely stunning manga series. It’s just gorgeous. I’m not sure how well her detailed style will translate into an anime budget, but I’ll hope for the best… at least until I see some information about director/animation studio. :3 I’m so happy for Abe Miyuki! She’s really gotten a lot of deserved recognition under Kadokawa. Let’s animate all her series instead–it would help the BL anime selection greatly!
Oh, and it’s not yaoi. The comments I’ve seen so far are just sad–people are such ignorant little freaks. Dismissing the merit of something on genre alone is bad enough, but when someone can’t be bothered to check it first before being completely wrong… that’s just pathetic.