Weekly Young Jump, a seinen manga magazine published by Shueisha, is counting down to the announcement of a new anime project with an enigmatic website. The website (available here) presently only contains a timer, a red background with animated bubbles, and copyright information for Pony Canyon.
However, the URL for the mysterious countdown site (http://kda-anime.com/) seems to be a dead giveaway. Weekly Young Jump currently serializes a manga by Taku Sakamoto entitled Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun (“Cleanliness Boy! Aoyama-kun”).
Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun is a comedy about a handsome young man who is a genius soccer player, but whose obsessive dedication to maintaining a fastidious appearance interferes with the game. If the bouncing bubbles of the countdown site represent soap bubbles, then it’s likely that a Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun anime will be announced soon.
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