It looks like comedy manga author Hikaru Nakamura's Saint Young Men will be following her absurd Arakawa Under the Bridge into anime. Manga magazine Morning revealed that the buddy comedy about Jesus and Buddha rooming together in modern Tokyo will be adapted into an anime movie and OVA.
Animator Noriko Takao (Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, The [email protected]r) steps up to direct, with scripts by live action drama writer Rika Nezu. Animator Naoyuki Asano (the openings for Blood-C and And Yet the Town Moves, four of the last Doraemon films) is handling character designs. A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist, Anohana, [email protected], and Space Brothers) will be producing the project.
Morning Issue that announced anime