News Panty & Stocking Helmer Imaishi, Trigger Launch New Anime
posted on 2013-02-07 08:35 EST
The March issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine is revealing on Saturday that director Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) is starting a new animation project. The untitled project will be at his relatively new studio Trigger, and more information will be provided in the June issue on May 10.
[Via Akiba Jigoku!]
Update: The project is planned as a television series, and the planning meetings began three years ago about the time Imaishi was working on Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Hiromi Wakabayashi (Gurren Lagann production designer, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt conceptual planner) created the finishing special effects on the drawing that Imaishi himself drew. Thanks to Vito Plahuta for the news tip. [Via duckroll]
Update 2: Newtype magazine does not say that scenario writer Mari Okada and musical composer Taku Iwasaki are involved in director Hiroyuki Imaishi and Trigger's new anime project. The magazine includes tributes to Imaishi and Trigger from various anime and manga industry members, and quotes Okada as an outsider who received a sneak peak at the new project's production materials.
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