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Macross/Aquarion's Shoji Kawamori, Satelight to Reveal New TV Anime's Title, Cast in October

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official Twitter account for director Shōji Kawamori and anime studio Satelight's new project unveiled a new visual on Wednesday. The staff will hold a "New Project Briefing" at the nicofarre event hall in Tokyo's Roppongi district on October 17 to reveal the work's title and the main cast, who will be in attendance at the event. Kawamori is credited as the original creator, chief director, and mechanical designer of the new work.

When Kawamori revealed the new television anime series during Anime Expo 2016, Satelight offered the following story description:

The new series is set in a near-future world where the boundary between human being and AI is vague. A rapid biological evolution, similar to "Cambrian Explosion," is caused by one incident. This incident turns into the genesis of a new jostle for supremacy, and the influence of the evolution goes beyond biological framework and spreads to various kinds of materials and technologies. The era of massive evolution involving diverse existences, such as human, machines and biotechnologies, is coming. Characters fight an existential war in such a world.

The anime is targeting a worldwide audience, and will be launched globally. Xiamen Skyloong Media is part of the anime's production.

Kawamori is perhaps most famous for being part of the creative planning for The Super Dimension Fortress Macross anime series. He designed most of the franchise's iconic transforming "variable fighter" mecha, and oversaw most of the main installments in the franchise, including the latest, 2016's Macross Delta. Macross Delta has a film project in the works, and a separate new Macross television anime is slated for next year.

Kawamori has also created the Aquarion, AKB0048, and Arjuna series, and has contributed mechanical design work to Patlabor: The Movie, Patlabor 2: The Movie, Eureka Seven, Outlaw Star, Ghost in the Shell, and more. He is credited as the original creator of The Vision of Escaflowne, Basquash!, and Nobunaga The Fool. He has worked in anime production as a director, screenwriter, mechanical designer, and storyboarder. Outside anime, he designed one of Sony's Aibo robot dog variants and contributed to the designs of Takara's Diaclone Car Robot toys, which eventually became Optimus Prime, Prowl, Ironhide, and other toys in Hasbro's Transformers line.

Source: MoCa News

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