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Gainax Makes Blue Uru Film with Honneamise's Yamaga, Sadamoto

posted on 2013-03-20 21:14 EDT

Anime studio Gainax (Evangelion, Nadia) confirmed on Thursday that it is making an anime film of its long-dormant Blue Uru (Aoki Uru) project. Hiroyuki Yamaga is writing and directing the project with character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Both had worked together in the same roles in the 1987 anime film Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise. The announcement was made on the first day of Tokyo International Anime Fair.

Gainax began plans for Blue Uru in 1992 with director Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion), writer Hiroyuki Yamaga(Wings of Honneamise), and executive producer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Wings of Honneamise). The project was suspended the following year, with revivals announced in 1998 and 2001.

A CD-ROM titled "Blue Uru Frozen Designs Collection" was released in 1998 featuring mechanical, character, and background designs, fighter planes designed by Masamune Shirow (Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell) and Kazuki Miyatake (Moldiver, The Daichis - Earth Defence Family), as well as Yamaga's original screenplay.


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