Square Enix’s free online manga magazine Gangan Online is counting down to a pair of announcements with a mysterious splash page that loads when the website is accessed, and fans think they’ve decoded what the enigmatic image may mean.
At the time of this writing, the splash page displays what appears to be an image of straw, as well as two timers, one in pink and one in blue.
Gangan Online otaku are already speculating that the announcements may mean some form of animated adaptation for the manga series Mahōjin Guru Guru 2 and / or Buyuuden Kita Kita. Both series are written and illustrated by Hiroyuki Etō, and both feature an unusual character named Kita Kita Oyaji, who is known for his grass skirt and strange dance moves.
The original Mahōjin Guru Guru manga has been adapted into a TV anime twice (once in 1994 – 1995, and again in 2000) as well as a 30 minute animated theatrical film in 1996. Could more anime be on the way? We’ll just have to wait and see what the countdown entails…
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