Toei Animation announced on their official website that they’re producing a TV anime adaptation of children’s book series Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō. The first novel in the series released in May 2013 and the most recent novel released in April 2020. Written by Reiko Hiroshima and illustrated by jyajya, the novel series has a distinct style and story.
Series story follows a candy shop owner
The book series’ story follows the owner of a rather mysterious candy and snack shop named Beniko. Only truly lucky people find the Zenitendō shop. Once found, Beniko recommends candy or a snack to help with that person’s particular trouble. But, as with many mysterious things, there’s a catch. If the person eats or uses the candy incorrectly, things might not turn out the right way. Beniko’s treats can bring about good fortune or terrible things to whoever comes across the shop.
Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō inspires other adaptation
Along with the TV anime series, the book series has also inspired the Fushigi Dagashiya Zenitendō: Tsuritai Yaki segment in a new installment of the Toei Manga Matsuri omnibus film series revival. This is a film series that made its return in 2019 after 29 years. The film was originally debuting in Japanese theaters in April, but COVID-19 delayed it indefinitely.
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