Creating living creatures gets a bit surreal in a new clip from Heaven’s Design Team (known as Tenchisozo Design Bu in Japan), an upcoming TV anime based on the office comedy manga written by Hebi-Zou and Tsuta Suzuki and illustrated by Tarako about a team of celestial subcontractors that are tasked by God with helping to design the Animal Kingdom.
The original Heaven’s Design Team manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Morning Two manga magazine, and an English language version of the series is published in the U.S. by Kodansha Comics, who describe the story of the series as follows:
In Heaven’s Animal Design Department, designers create a variety of new animals daily while contending with the unreasonable requests of their client: God. Funny, interesting, and full of useful information, this series answers questions such as, “Why can’t unicorns exist?”, “What makes an animal taste delicious?”, “What’s the most powerful creature in the ocean?”, and, “Bird versus snake: who would win?” You won’t believe it’s a manga series when you read up on the featured animals in the included encyclopedia entries. Heaven’s Design Team will make your next trip to the zoo or aquarium 100 times more fun!
Heaven’s Design Team is directed by Sôichi Masui and features animation production by Asahi Production. The series will broadcast in Japan on AT-X and TOKYO MX beginning on January 07, 2021, with additional broadcasts to follow later on Mainichi Broadcasting System, BS Fuji, and TV Aichi.
Copyright notice: © Hebizou & Tsuta Suzuki・Tarako・Kodansha / Heaven’s Design Team Production Committee
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