If you read this site on a regular basis you’d know that it is no secret that I’m a major fan of a little known manga artist by the name of Inio Asano. Asano has produced several cult classic manga over the past decade including the outstanding Solanin, the enthralling anthology that is What a Wonderful World! and the epic coming of age tale Goodnight, Punpun.
To date Asano’s work has not garnered any anime adaptations which is quite alright because part of the wonder of his work is the flow of his manga, which arguably wouldn’t translate well to anime form. However his work will make it into anime in the form of character designs for the upcoming anime series Perfect Insider.
Perfect Insider is set to hit the noitaminA anime block later this year as part of the Fall 2015 anime season. The series is based upon the novel of the same name by Hiroshi Mori. The series is a mystery anime that revolves around a murder that occurs at a University research lab that occurs in a room that had no means of entry or exit. Unless there was a ‘perfect insider’?
A trailer has been released for Perfect Insider featuring the art of Asano and I must say it looks great and this may very well be the series that can revive the rather stagnant state of the noitaminA block in recent times. Here’s to hoping that this show is as great as the work of Asano. I’m optimistic!