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posted on 2003-09-29 13:53 EDT
Sakigake!!, New TV series from Satoshi Kon, Divergence Eve Sequel, new Anime from Gainax, FF7 Movie and more

Source: Natsume Maya
Source: RPG Fan

Currently serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine, the gag manga Sakigake!! Kuromati Koukou will be adapted into an anime TV series by Production I.G The series is set to start October 3rd at midnight on TV Tokyo. In anticipation of the series premiere, Star Child has opened a new official website for the series.

Mousou Dairinin, a new TV series by Satoshi Kon, is set to broadcast in Japan on WOWOW this coming February. The story is a murder mystery about the phantom killer of Musashino City.

There are unconfirmed reports that Kawai Katsutoshi's manga "Monkey Turn" is being adapted into an anime that will premier on TV Tokyo this coming January. The manga, which follows the challenges of a would-be professional speed boat racer, is serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday.

A Sequel Series for Divergence Eve was announced at the end of the broadcast of the final episode of the first series on the 24th. The series, due out next spring, is expected to last one season and will be called "Misaki Chronicle ~Divergence Eve~."

Gainax is working on a new Anime, Bokyaku no Senritsu ("The Forgotten Melody"). A romantic comedy with a female lead named Bokka. It is expected to air in Japan in the Spring of 2004.

Square Enix has announced that it will be re-visiting Final Fantasy VII in the form of a CG movie that takes place some two years after the end of the game. The film is however expected to depart from the more traditional anime style look of the game and feature more photo-realistic art as seen in Final Fantasy X. The movie, named "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" is due out in 2004, some images can be seen here and here

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