The Fable, a popular manga series, is getting an anime adaptation. The manga, created by Minami Katsuhisa, ended in 2019, but its sequel, The Fable: The Second Contact, has provided an opportunity to preview the anime. The teaser shows the main character, Akira Sato, who is known as the “Invincible Masked Assassin,” in a comical light before revealing a darker side. The anime is expected to maintain the atmosphere of the original manga, which has been one of the best-selling manga of all time.
The anime will be directed by Ryosuke Takahashi, a veteran in the industry who has worked on notable titles such as Astro Boy from 1980. The script will be overseen by Yuuya Takashima and will be written by Takashima and Mayumi Morita. The character designs will be handled by Kyuma Oshita, Saki Hasegawa, and Junichi Hayama. Tezuka Production, known for their work on titles like Astro Boy and Black Jack, will be animating The Fable.
The release of The Fable anime presents an opportunity for new viewers to experience the story. The Fable has grown in popularity since its initial release in 2014, with the number of copies in circulation increasing from 8 million to over 20 million in less than three years. The manga has been licensed for English-speaking audiences by Kodansha, and a live-action movie adaptation is available for streaming on Netflix.
Tezuka Productions, the studio animating The Fable, is having a busy year in 2023. They have recently released Endo and Kobayashi Live!, The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte, My Home Hero, and The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses. They are also set to debut Under Ninja later this year. The Fable is expected to be released in 2024, with rumors suggesting that an Astro Boy reboot could also premiere in the same year.
The official synopsis for The Fable volume 1 describes the protagonist, known as “Fable,” as an infamous prodigy hitman who is suddenly ordered to not kill anyone for a year. The teaser for the anime presents Fable as an invincible killing genius who can eliminate any enemy within six seconds.
Overall, the upcoming anime adaptation of The Fable is highly anticipated by fans of the manga and presents an opportunity for new viewers to discover and enjoy the story of Fable. With its talented team behind it, including veteran director Ryosuke Takahashi, the anime is expected to capture the essence of the original manga and deliver an exciting and engaging viewing experience.