Back in the last week of March, it was announced by Nitroplus that they’d be adapting their popular brutal boys-love game, Togainu no Chi, into an anime. This announcement came as part of the 5-year anniversary celebration of the company’s Nitro+Chiral line of boys’ love games (congrats to them for that too!).
The anime’s website is now streaming the promo trailer – chock full of bloody confrontations, gritty dark streets and the familiar cast of brooding pretty boys to confront each other in their drug-fueled battles, it certainly looks to have all the fixings for a good animated version of the story. If you have trouble viewing the trailer on the website, it’s also available to watch on YouTube.
Originally a game (which currently hasn’t been licensed for English distribution), the series has also been adapted into several manga series, a light novel, various snazzy action figures and a number of drama CDs. Currently Tokyopop is releasing the seven-volume manga series in English.
While it generally goes without saying that the anime looks pretty darn snazzy, it’ll be interesting to see if it gets picked up for English license one day. While it’s far less likely the original game will see English release, the licensing of the manga and the popularity of the merchandise could certainly bode well for the anime. What do you think? A potentially good anime-sell or a little too niche for taking the chance?