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Sengoku Gyōjin Dullahan Anime Opens Site with Promo

posted on 2009-10-15 12:22 EDT
Powered-suit re-imagining of samurai in Japan's violent Sengoku era

A new official website for the Sengoku Gyōjin Dullahan ~Kagen no Keishōsha (Dullahan: The Inheritor of the Crescent Moon) anime has opened with an updated 90-second promotional video. The anime re-imagines Japan's violent Sengoku Jidai (Era of the Warring States) — instead of traditional samurai armor, legendary figures such as Date Masamune wear Gishin powered suits.

The anime is based on the top winning entry in northern Japan's Sendai-Miyagi Animation Contest from the visual novel creator group Ra-sen in 2008. Various companies then collaborated on a teaser trailer that ran during the Tokyo International Anime Fair this past March. Sayaka Katou designed the characters, and funbolt was responsible for the original mechanical design sketches. The Sendai-based software and video company GrapeCity worked on production and motion-capturing, while the anima studio produced the animation and modeling. The THINK Corporation also produced the project.

Image © Ra-sen
© GrapeCity


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