Sini and Kwang Woon’s 1 Second webtoon will receive an aeni (anime) adaptation by South Korean animation studio NAMU Animation and Duripix. The first season will consist of 13 11-minute episodes, with plans for seasons two and three in the future. The 1 Second anime will conclude production in May 2024, according to NAMU Animation’s official website.
No further information about the cast or staff has been revealed, however, NAMU Animation states that they will oversee the entire production process, “using a one-stop system that employs both 2D and 3D animators as well as cutting-edge equipment to create high-quality animation.” Illustrated by kwang woon, sini’s 1 Second webtoon has grossed 3.5mn views on Naver’s WEBTOON platform since its debut in February 2023 and has released 141 chapters as of October 23. 1 Second will join Solo Leveling, Tower of God, and others in the rise of webtoon anime adaptations. NAMU Animation released a demo reel in May, showcasing their contributions to anime such as Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, Boruto, Baki, The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, and more, with a sneak preview of what the 1 Second anime may look like (0:20):
The official synopsis for 1 Second webtoon is:
Every second counts when you’re a first responder. But what if you could see a glimpse into the future? Hosu is a firefighter with the supernatural ability to do just that. There’s just one catch. It only works when he feels extreme stress under pressure. Will knowing what will happen ahead of time help Hosu extinguish fires before they completely destroy homes and lives? And will he learn to wield his ability when he needs it most?
Source: NAMU Animation
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