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Parasite Eve Author, I.G Show Tokyo in 2020 in Anime Short (Updated)

posted on 2012-06-03 14:50 EDT
Hideaki Sena's TV short depicts future in NHK's Computer Revolution special

On Sunday evening, Japanese public broadcaster NHK aired a Computer Kakumei: Saikyō x Saisoku no Zunō Tanjō (The Computer Revolution: The Birth of the Most Powerful and Fastest Brains) special with an anime short (video link) conceived by Parasite Eve author Hideaki Sena. Through the eyes of a high school senior named Mako, the anime depicts how ubiquitous computers have transformed every aspect of life in Tokyo in the fall of 2020.

Sena's science-fiction novel Parasite Eve inspired both a film and a video game series, and all three were released in North America by Vertical, ADV Films, and Square, respectively.

Source: NHK via Hachima Kikō

Update: Ryoutarou Makihara (episode director on Fractale, Kaiba, The Tatami Galaxy) directed the short at Production I.G. Katsuhiko Kitada (prop designer on Birdy the Mighty Decode:02, Overdrive, Sound of the Sky) designed the characters. Yōko Hikasa and Sachiko Kojima led the cast. [Via Uri-Sure Matome+]


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