Production I.G. Makes Anime Adaptation of Korean Comic Noblesse

Digital comic publisher Line Webstoon has announced that animation studio Production I.G. will be producing a 30-minute short anime of online Korean comic Noblesse by Jeho Son and Kwangsu Lee. The anime will be titled Noblesse Awakening.

Tada Shunsuke (Kuroko no Basket) and Nakazawa Kazuto (animation director of Kill Bill, Samurai Champloo) will be directing the series. The anime will stream on both Crunchyroll and Webtoon’s website.

Here’s the Noblesse: Awakening anime:

Noblesse is a webtoon written by Son Jae Ho and illustrated by Lee Gwang Su. Started on 30 December 2007, this webtoon/manhwa was released on Naver and is still publishing.

Noblesse synopsis from MAL:

For 820 years he had slumbered with no knowledge of mankind’s advancement and scientific progress. The land which he once knew has become an unfamiliar place with new technology, attitudes, and lifestyles. Upon awakening, Cadis Etrama Di Raizel (aka Rai), seeks to familiarize himself with this era. He locates a loyal servant of his, Frankenstein, who is currently the principal of a South Korean High School. Rai decides that this school is the perfect place to help him learn about the modern world, enrolls, and begins associating with a group of good-natured students in order to ‘blend in.’ But this new world is no safer than the old; and the dignified, bewildered, technologically inept Rai finds himself embroiled in adventures both ridiculous and dangerous.

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