posted on 2020-11-22 17:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
The Dogo Onsen hot spring bathhouse collaboration anime with Osamu Tezuka's Phoenix released its third and final episode on Friday. The anime is part of a revitalization project for the Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture bathhouse that began in January last year.
The episode was released on the monitor at the bathhouse venue, as well as the establishment's official website.
The anime was produced by Tezuka Productions. It was storyboarded and directed by Fumihiro Yoshimura (Black Jack). The screenplay was handled by Shoichiro Masumoto (Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories) and Taisuke Nishimura. Shinji Seya (Black Jack: Child from the Sky) was both the character designer and chief animation director, and the music composer was Yuuji Nomi (Phoenix).
The manga has inspired a series of anime films and OVA adaptations from 1978 to 1987, each adapting a different story in the manga. The manga also inspired a 2004 television anime.