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Monster Hunter Stories Anime to Be Animated by David Production

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Fuji TV president Chihiro Kameyama stated in an interview on September 30 that david production (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, The Book of Bantorra, Hyperdimension Neptunia) will handle the animation production for the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories television anime series.

Fuji TV made david production its subsidiary in August 2014. In the interview with Kameyama, he stated that david production has become something similar to an anime division for Fuji TV, and will continue to work regularly on anime production and planning for the broadcasting company.

The Monster Hunter Stories anime is the first anime based on CAPCOM's Monster Hunter game franchise, and is inspired particularly the upcoming Nintendo 3DS role-playing game of the same name. The game explores the world of "monster riders," who differ from monster hunters in that they deepen connections with monsters. The protagonist possesses a "Kizuna Ishi" (Connection Stone), which can awaken the powers of monsters as he deepens his connection with them. The story begins in a monster rider village, whose inhabitants live a life away from monster hunters, but the boy goes on a journey and enters hunter society, where he must learn to live with hunters who see monsters differently from him.

The anime will premiere on Fuji TV in 2016. Fuji TV will create a new morning timeslot for the anime for the first time in 10 years since it started airing One Piece on Sundays on 9:30 a.m. on October 1, 2006.

Source: Anime! Anime!

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