The 2nd Dimension

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Old Anime News from Anime Expo

From Anime News Network:

Maki Terashima and other Production I.G staff discussed several of the company’s current projects. This summer, I.G is primarily working on the Blood+ TV series, the Tsubasa and XXXHolic movies, a Fafner OVA, and assorted commercials.

Responding to audience questions, she mentioned that I.G is working to put Otogi Zoushi on American TV and hopes that this can be accomplished by early next year. She also said that although I.G would like to produce a third Ghost in the Shell movie, Mamoru Oshii, the director of the first two GITS movies, is not interested in working on the project any further. There are no plans to produce any more episodes of the Stand Alone Complex TV series.


At the Gonzo Animation panel, it was confirmed that in addition to the Afro Samurai TV series, the property will also be presented as a videogame, manga, and live-action movie. Samuel L. Jackson, who will voice the main character in the anime, will play the same role in the theatrical feature. All of the Afro Samurai titles are scheduled for release late in 2006.

Four more projects Gonzo is currently working on are a Burst Angel OVA series, an anime based on the American comic Witchblade, and two anime theatrical features.

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