P.A. Works Producer Expresses Desire to Work With Jun Maeda on New Original Project
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Both the official Japanese and English Twitter accounts for the P.A. Works animation studio revealed on April 18 and 19, respectively, that studio producer Mitsuhito Tsuji would like to work on a new original work with writer Jun Maeda. Tsuji also noted that the sixth episode of Charlotte and the 10th episode of Angel Beats! were the most that Tsuji cried at a P.A. Works show.
Maeda first collaborated with P.A. Works to develop the Angel Beats! mixed media project in 2010, and they later collaborated again on the 2015 Charlotte anime. Maeda is well-known for writing the Visual Art's/Key visual novels Kanon, Air, Clannad, and Little Busters!, all of which received anime adaptations. He also composed the music for the visual novels he has written, and composed themes for both Angel Beats! and Charlotte. He has composed, or otherwise supervised the musical production, for other Key visual novels, such as Kud Wafter and Rewrite.
Maeda is suffering from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (unexplained enlargement and weakening of the heart's left ventricle). He was hospitalized for five months in 2016. He revealed later that year that his heart condition requires a heart transplant, although he later reassured fans that he still has long to live, and will still write more stories.