The 2nd Dimension

Sunday, March 19, 2006

New Production IG anime

According to Anime News Network, Production IG's new anime is tentatively titled "Chevalier D'Eon". Here's a summary:

18th Century, just before the French revolution, multiple religious cults of the dark side were engaged in secret maneuvers under the name of Revolution."Le Chevalier D'Eon" (Knight D'Eon) a diplomat and a special agent working for Louis XIV, is fighting against those cults, and also on a mission to find the killer of his own sister. A mysterious cult organization called “Rose Cross” stands in his way, using vicious powers to create a dark creature, “Gargoyle” to over take Europe....

ANN goes on to mention that "Le Chevalier d'Eon, Charles de Beaumont (b.1728 d.1810), was a real-life diplomat and spy in 18th century Europe, most famous for being of questionable gender...It was not until his death that doctors confirmed that he was a man."

Why I care: I haven't exactly been covert regarding my vast respect for animation studio Production IG; so mentioning this new anime should really come as no surprise. I haven't been fond of all the studio's works in terms of their storylines (IGPX, Kaidomaru); but their animation quality is always top notch so anything that comes out of them will always catch my attention.

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