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Otakon 2009 - Madhouse




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GATSU



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:49 pm Reply with quote
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Maruyama mentioned that the film will be different from American CG animation, and should have a more "Japanese" flavor. The story focuses on a girl in a penguin costume that is trying to help an angel that has fallen to Earth get back into heaven.


Sounds less like Suxar and Hackworks already. No one asked about the budget?

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Maruyama admitted that the trailer is for American audiences only, in keeping with where the series has been most successful.


I thought there was somewhat of an audience for it in Japan, according to those bonus manga notes, anyway. I guess not enough.

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When one attendee asked if Madhouse was planning on producing more of Shigurui or Tenjo Tenge, Maruyama admitted that he would like to produce more, but that the shows did not well enough in the Japanese market to warrant a new series.


Really surprirsed about TenTen, since I thought the manga was popular enough to help the anime. Shigurui is understandable, though.

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Also during the Q&A, Maruyama was asked about the status of Satoshi Kon's next film. While he admitted that he couldn't provide too many details, he did say that Kon is finishing up storyboards and key animation for the project, and that things are moving according to schedule.


You can tell when Kon-san is working when you see the gap between his blog updates. Wink But I think he's got a side-job as a lecturer, which is why his next project's a bit slower than usual.
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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:38 pm Reply with quote
Hooray for more Yona Yona Penguin news!
I predict western audiences probably won't receive it very well; I can't say it looks as lavish as the efforts of those already experienced in full CG animation, and prima facie it all seems decidedly child-friendly, perhaps more so than other child-oriented anime feature films of late.
Still, I wholeheartedly support Rintaro's directorial efforts. He'll never please everyone, but he's managed to win my respect and trust nonetheless.
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vashfanatic



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:46 pm Reply with quote
You'd think given my user name that I'd be really excited about a Trigun movie... but mostly I'm just wondering why? I know the manga just finished in Japan, but is there really that much of a drive for another anime? Well, hopefully it'll be successful. I like Madhouse, and I liked RideBack, the mecha series they mentioned (though the mecha are really "glorified motorcycle[s] with arms," to quote a character in the series). The CG work was really good.

Also, GATSU, I thought "Wall-E" and "Ratatouille" were overrated, but give "Up" a try, it's a very good movie. Smile
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:07 pm Reply with quote
Two words: Trigun. Movie. Anime hyper
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:16 am Reply with quote
As interested as I am in new Ippo...no one asked about Iron Man?
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:42 pm Reply with quote
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Finally, Maruyama screened the trailer for the new Trigun Movie, which was also shown at Anime Expo two weeks ago. Maruyama admitted that the trailer is for American audiences only, in keeping with where the series has been most successful.
(blows whistle)FOUL! Unfair play! How long has it been released in the US now? What? 2003? The boxset only just got released in the UK last April. Hardly a fair comparison. Looks like he doesn't realise how many of those US sales were exports to other countries. Rolling Eyes
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Teriyaki Terrier



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The first of these trailers was for the second season of Chi's Sweet Home


Yeah, Chi's Sweet Home was mentioned. I really enjoyed watching the first season and reading the manga, so I hope Chi will get licensed in the future. Admitingly not as long (episode wise) as Hamtaro, I really have enjoyed reading and watching the series.

Hopefully there will be a third season next year.
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littlegreenwolf



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:29 pm Reply with quote
Trigun... movie....

MAY THE GODS BLESS YOU FOR THIS MADHOUSE!! Very Happy
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