It’s October and the 3rd quarter for a slew of anime shows to premiere. Here are some of my interested picks so far.
Studio BONES + Mizushima Seiji. School Food Punishment does the opening theme!
Production I.G new show. Redjuice is doing the concept designs.Also a worthy note, Supercell does the opening and ending theme. Koeda’s voice is amazing. As you can see from the video above, the within the first couple of minutes the show starts with a punch. Unfortunately, it got a bit cookie cutter towards the middle. Animation is great though.
Been a fan of the Persona series, so just had to watch it! It’s like cliff notes for playing the game. The engrish is kinda hard to swallow…
Luckily, you can catch all of these simulcasted on Hulu or CrunchyRoll.
Kenji Kamiyama, director of GITS: SAC and Seirei no Moribito is venturing into the world of Ishimori by doing another Cyborg 009 series. Always been a fan of Kamiyama’s work, I would’ve preferred the 2D Ishimori in 3D models than going with the realistic cel-shaded feel. Definitely looking forward to it!
How did this come out last month without me noticing! Totally fail on my part. Released on June 18th, 2011, Towa no Quon (トワのクオン） is a 6-part anime movie series in Japan by Bones. It was directed and planned by the late Umanosuke Iida who was known for Hellsing and worked on a bunch of action shows.
From the website, I was reading the synopsis of the first episode and this is what I got from it:
“In the near future of Tokyo-There are young men and women awakening with supernatural powers called Bestia’s. Consumed by this power, the Bestia’s are running rampant. Those who know about the Bestia’s are secretly capturing them with a cyborg force under the organization Coustous (?).
One night, while Yuma, a Bestia boy, is being cornered, a Bestia-like beast appears and takes him away. That beast is called Insania, for some time now Coustous has been targeting this mysterious Bestia.
The next morning, Yuma wakes up to find himself in Phantasium Garden, a safe haven for Bestia’s like himself. And that’s where Yuma meets Quon…”
I really hope this comes overseas. It’s been a while since I was this excited about an anime. The 6 part mini-movie series aspect of Towa no Quon fascinates me since we’re so use to live-action trilogies. Seems like it’s a trend that may start happening more with Kara no Kyoukai and the new Evangelion Movies.
Here’s short staff list I got from ANN:
The human designs and EP01 animation director by Toshihiro Kawamoto.
Bestia designs by Kenji Mizuhata
Music by Kenji Kawai
Action supervision by Yutaka Nakamura
You can totally see Nakamura-san’s part in the 7 minute preview. It’s good to see his involvement in the animation as he might be one of the best action animators/directors around. The part where Insania throws a piece of metal hitting the helicopter feels very Nakamura-esque. That sequence in particular; I felt was fast, dynamic and full of kinetic energy making it my favorite part of the preview.
Really looking forward to seeing this at Anime Expo this year! Onigamiden is directed Hirotsugu Kawasaki-san. He was the man behind Spriggan, one of 4°C best and earliest movies! The animation looks amazing and I love the unique look of the characters. It’s good to see designs that gravitate away from the typical Japanese look. Also, Studio Pierrot is producing which means that animation throughout should be solid since it’s a feature.
If you get a chance to be at A/X on Friday, here’s the info:
WB put out a press release of when the Thundercats panel is during SDCC. I summarized all the details your really need to know about TC during Comicon! Come checkout the panel and be ready for some awesome surprises!
3:30–4:30 p.m. ThunderCats Premiere EpisodeScreening and Q&A – Comic-Con, Ho! From the moment this series was announced, fans have answered the call — now, the wait is finally over as Warner Bros. Animation is proud to bring the fans at Comic-Con the world premiere of this all-new reimagining of the beloved ’80s franchise. Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wily Kit, Wily Kat and Snarf are back! After the screening, producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender), art director Dan Norton (G.I. Joe: Resolute) and members of the voice cast will discuss what viewers can expect in the first season of this exciting new series. ThunderCatspremieres in a special one-hour episode on Friday, July 29 at 8/7c on Cartoon Network. Room 6A
SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
THE TV SERIES SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, JULY 22
MAD: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 25ABC Green Lantern: The Animated Series: 2:00–3:00 p.m., Room 6BCF ThunderCats: 3:30–4:30 p.m., Room 6A
SUNDAY, JULY 24
Young Justice: 10:00–11:00 a.m., Room 7AB Supernatural: 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m., Hall H Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: 1:00–2:00 p.m., Room 6A The Looney Tunes Show: 2:15–3:15 p.m., Room 6A
Had a chance to check this movie out over the weekend. The animation is pretty high quality and designs were amazing. The storytelling over all was a bit lackluster but good. It seems like it would’ve been better off as a series rather than a feature. It’s great to see that the people that brought you R.O.D and Kamichu are trying new things and looking forward to what they do next!
Ran in to a friend last week from IDA and told me about this. The episode is up for two weeks for free! Please spread the news so that another one can get made! There’s always something satisfying watching bunny rabbits sniping other lovably animals.
Amazing pilot on Little Nemo done by Studio Ghibli in 1984. Eventually the movie came to light in 1992. Really amazing camera moves without the help of any kind of computers. Wish the actual movie was this good!