The Fable, a popular Japanese manga series written by Minami Katsuhisa, is finally getting an anime adaptation, coming from the renowned studio Tezuka Productions. The announcement has generated immense excitement among the fans of the manga, especially those fans who happen to favor drama and thriller anime.
The animated adaptation will strive to preserve the feel of the original The Fable, which is currently one of the best-selling manga of all time.
The anime adaptation announcement came from the official PR account on X, formerly known as Twitter, days after several prominent leakers in the anime sphere have suggested that the adaptation of a popular manga is currently in the works.
The Fable PR account also features a comical teaser trailer that reveals both sides of the Invincible Masked Assassin and promises that the animated adaptation will strive to preserve the feel of the original The Fable, which is currently one of the best-selling manga of all time.
Unfortunately, no specific release date or release window has been officially announced, and the same applies to the voice cast behind the favored characters. However, the announcement did reveal the staff in charge of the adaptation; the upcoming anime will be directed by Ryosuke Takanashi, who has several other successful anime projects under his belt.
The upcoming adaptation presents an incredible opportunity for anime lovers to familiarize themselves with Minami Katsuhisa’s work.
Yuuya Takashima will handle the series’ composition, Mayumi Morita is in charge of the screenplay, and Kima Oshita, Saki Hasegawa, and Junichi Hayama were entrusted with character design.
As you might’ve concluded by now, The Fable is a Japanese manga series serialized in Kodansha from November 2014 to November 2019, when the original manga series concluded, giving rise to the spin-off series The Fable: The Second Contract, which concluded its narrative on July 10 this year—just a month ago.
The original series garnered some serious attention, selling 20 million copies at its peak and leading to several spin-off series and live-action film adaptations. However, the one thing The Fable hasn’t received yet is a proper anime adaptation, and that’s about to change.
The manga follows the story of the legendary hitman known as The Fable, who, after completing numerous missions successfully, decides to retire and live a life of a normal person. However, as things usually happen in the media, he’s too valuable of an asset to be let go, and the organization he worked for refuses to let him go that easily.
To ensure his compliance, they send him on an impossible mission—to live a peaceful life without killing anyone.
When Will The Fable Release?
The upcoming adaptation presents an incredible opportunity for anime lovers to familiarize themselves with Minami Katsuhisa’s work. Though the official release date hasn’t been officially announced, it’s possible for The Fable anime to drop sometime next year, along with the rumored Astro Boy reboot anime as well. However, details about both projects remain scarce, with more details to come as we approach the animated series’ release date.
Japanese manga and English translations are becoming more difficult to find—though The Fable has been licensed for English-speaking audiences—so anyone interested in The Fable can familiarize himself with the narrative via Netflix, which streams the live-action adaptation of the manga.