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Bones' 6-Film Towa no Quon Anime Opens June 18

posted on 2011-01-22 09:52 EST
Last anime by late director Umanosuke Iida with Cowboy Bebop, Patlabor designers

The March issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Gundam Ace magazine is revealing on Wednesday that the previously anounced Towa no Quon project will be a six-part theatrical anime film series that will open in five Japanese cities on June 18. The anime studio Bones is producing Towa no Quon as the last anime of Umanosuke Iida (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Hellsing), the director who passed away last November.

The story follows a boy named Quon and others who suddenly wake up with supernatural powers. Gundam Ace had previously presented several sketches that Iida himself drew of an alternate-dimension gate and other elements.

Takeshi Mori (Otaku no Video, Gunsmith Cats, Vandread) is serving as the "collaborative director" in Iida's place, and Toshizo Nemoto (Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho: Tou 2nd Act, Shangri-La script writer) is supervising the scripts.

Toshihiro Kawamoto (Gundam 0083, Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain) is designing the characters and overseeing the animation process. Yutaka Izubuchi (Gundam: Char's Counterattack, Gundam 0080, Patlabor) is credited for the concept designs, while his frequent collaborator Shingo Takeba (Gasaraki, RahXephon, Patlabor WXIII) is also credited for "design works."

The first film will play in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, and Fukuoka. More details will be provided in future issues of Gundam Ace, and the official website will open at towanoquon.com.

[Via livedoor, Uri-Sure Matome R]


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