Fans of Mari Yamazaki, who put out some really strong works with Thermae Romae several years ago, has been working through her latest project with Olympia Kyklos. The manga began in 2018 (see the promo for it below from then) as serialized in Grand Jump magazine. Three volumes are out so far and now an anime adaptation has been revealed for it.
The series is set for an April 2020 debut on Tokyo MX as shorts as directed by Ryo Fujii. It’ll serve as a nice lead-in to the Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo this year.
Plot Concept: Demetrios, a timid and kind vase painter in Ancient Greece, who dislikes sports and competitions, is one day forced to come up with a game to compete with the mayor of the neighboring town, in order to save his village. While hiding inside a large vase outside his workshop, lightning strikes the vase Demetrios is in, transferring him to Tokyo, Japan, during the 1964 Summer Olympics.
『オリンピア・キュクロス』TVアニメ化 テルマエ・ロマエ作者の新作をクレイで表現（写真 全2枚）https://t.co/kl49TSbgjP
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