Bananya Director to Helm Anime about a Fluffy Baby Penguin in Kyoto

Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan is probably the anime we all need right now


If you're in the market for a new iyashikei ("healing") anime, there's one just around the corner. Yukiko Natsume's manga Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan is due for an anime adaptation this fall.


The series follows Chitose-chan, an Emperor penguin chick, on sightseeing trips around Kyoto. Several spots popular with tourists are featured, including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Chitose-chan also samples some of the local cuisine.



The series is set to be directed by Bananya director Kyo Yatate, and produced at Gathering. Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan premieres October 5 on TOKYO MX and KBS Kyoto.


Source: Anime! Anime!




Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her latest book, Black Archive #21 – Heaven Sent, is currently available from Obverse Books.

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