While we do usually welcome any new animation film
from studio Madhouse, I can't say the same about their TV anime series - particularly those of late. So with excitement down to a minimum for this one, their recently announced
new TV anime will adapt the ongoing manga series Kobato.
that's been running in Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine since 2006.
The Kobato. manga is created by the CLAMP female mangaka quartet, which is why this anime adaptation comes as little surprise, given their track record. The anime will be directed by Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Chi's Sweet Home, Chobits episode director), and as for the release date... well, ANN
says it will begin in autumn 2009, while Otaku News Notes
says spring 2009. We'll go with ANN on this one, but feel free to take your pick.