The latest works “Olympia Kyklos” by manga artist Yamazaki Mari who worked on “Thermae Romae” has been decided to be turned into a TV animation. The title will be “Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos”, which will be broadcasted on TOKYO MX in April.

“Olympia Kyklos” is a comedy work in which an ancient Greek young man got transported back in time to Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. The series have been serialized in “Grand Jump” (Shueisha) and it is determined that the volume 4 will be published on Feb. 19.

Fujii Ryo, a content creator known for “Mitz-Carl kun” and “Odomo TV” by NHK E-Tele and “Ishida Mitsunari CM” in Shiga, is in charge of the anime “Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos”. He will try to visualize it using a method that combines characters moving with clay animation and various video techniques.

The tag line, “the main character is clay!?” has been confirmed in the teaser visual. It is likely to be a fresh work that you can not predict what the content will be. There will be a total of 24 episodes for this 5 minute short animation.
Prior to the broadcast in April, comments from Yamazaki Mari and director Fujii have been also released.
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[Yamazaki Mari (Original writer)]
You can see the characters and materials beautifully match, which makes me think as if I might have created Demetrius to have Director Fujii make them clay animated and move. I want to show it to the ancient Greeks.

[Fujii Ryo (Director)]
This will be a TV animation from a manga works, which has various elements that intertwined history, comparative culture, sports, and philosophy deeply.
And it’s a 5 minute frame!? That’s impossible. In the first place, is it okay that “I” make it? I asked about 100 times.
However, I was surprised that Ms. Yamazaki says OK…

I’ll do my best to make it (funny) visualized since it’s settled.
As a story of a parallel world slightly different from the original, please enjoy “Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos”.

(C) Yamazaki Mari Shueisha / “Bessatsu Olympia Kyklos” Production Committee