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Designer Akemi Takada Planning New CG Anime Project

posted on 2008-07-08 02:50 EDT
Veteran character designer began experimenting with 3D computer graphics software

At her focus panel at Anime Expo 2008 on Saturday, veteran character designer Akemi Takada (Maison Ikkoku, Kimagure Orange Road, Mobile Police Patlabor) revealed that she is planning to assemble a group of animators to create a computer-animated project. Her recent interest in computer graphics began when she bought an Intel-based Macintosh with Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) and some 3D computer-graphics software. She began developing original characters as well as computer renditions of her Noa and Kanuka characters from Patlabor. However, she cautioned that it would be unlikely that Headgear, the five-member team that created Patlabor, will all work together again. She hopes to have something to show by next year.

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