Adult Swim has released a new teaser trailer ahead of the release of the latest in the Blade Runner franchise. Set in 2032, the show follows new protagonist, a Replicant named Elle, as well as a cast of new and returning characters.
Crunchyroll and Adult Swim have shared further details on their project set in the beloved Blade Runner universe, to air in the fall. The series is produced by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo), and directed by Shinji Aramaki (Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ultraman [Manga] ) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East, Ultraman [Manga] ). Sola Digital Arts is the animation studio.
ULTRAMAN: Tsuburaya, Fields Take The Epic Saga To The Big Screen With A 3D-CG Manga Adaptation In 2019
It’s amazing to see that the Ultraman franchise has stood the test of time for more than half a century. Its ability to revamp itself between its televised variations is certainly a plus along with Shogakukan’s manga launch as of 2011 among others.
That succession now continues on a path to 3D CG-animated release in 2019 from Fields Corporation and Ultraman’s production mothership, Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd. Kamiyama Kenji (Ghost In The Shell: SAC) and Aramaki Shinji (Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars) are pairing up at the helm with Production I.G. (who also have a new Ghost In The Shell series in the works) and Sola Digital Arts producing.
Where the original series chronicled the endeavors of Hayata Shin, the deceased aviator/scientist who revives and serves host of our intergalactic hero alongside the Scientific Special Search Party against supernatural threats to Earth, the new film will follow with revelations in which Hayata’s teenage son, Shinjiro, learns he’s genetically inherited abilities that now live on for a new, metallic-suited incarnation of our hero.
The film will take its cues from the manga, created by Shimizu Eiichi and Shimoguchi Tomohiro, which sold more than 2.6 million copies in Japan and is currently available in the U.S. from VIZ Media. The film will also reportedly be Aramaki’s first segue into motion-capture per the film’s creative vision with Kamiyama lending his weight to the project.
With updates pending, Tsuburaya and Fields Corporation have since presented an enlivening teaser announcement to stir the hype. Take a look below with more from Sci-Fi Japan.
Following a batch of announcements within the past several months regarding the release of a new Appleseed movie, the latest trailer reveal has arrived for director Shinji Aramaki‘s new CG-animated action adventure thriller, Appleseed Alpha, courtesy of IGN. Produced by Halo: Legends helmer Joseph Chou, the film is the latest cinematic contribution to the franchise based on author Masamune Shirow’s 1985 cyberpunk manga publication, and will also serve as a prequel to the 2004 film, Appleseed, rebooting the story of female soldier Deunan, and her cyborg partner Briareos as they search for the city of Olympus.
The film will receive a DVD/Blu-Ray release on July 22, with a digital release planned for July 15, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
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The new poster and trailer have arrived for the upcoming CG-animated sci-fi action feature film, Space Pirate Captain Harlock. The film is a remake based on an original manga character dating back to the 1950’s and 1970’s by artist Leiji Matsumoto, about a hero who becomes a space pirate and rebels against Earth’s government to save mankind.