Kenji Kamiyama's New Anime to Be Revealed Live Online

posted on 2011-09-27 05:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C./Eden of the East/Moribito director's announcement to be streamed for free

The official website for the Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D film announced on Tuesday that Kenji Kamiyama's unveiling of his new anime feature will be streamed live on October 4. Kamiyama is the director behind such anime as Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East, and Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit. He is personally revealing his new project by presenting footage from it in a Tokyo theater on that day.

The YouTube, Ustream, and Nico Nico Douga services will all be streaming the announcement for free on October 4 at 8:30 p.m. in Japan (7:30 a.m. EDT). To show their appreciation to their fans, the staff of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society film will also stream the 2D version of the film for free.

Kamiyama will appear in person at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 theater for the event, but four other theaters in Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka will simulcast the event via a satellite feed, in addition to the free online streams.

Kamiyama's last new, full-length anime project was last year's Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost film. Since then, he created a "Xi Avant" anime short with NTT Docomo, started an advertising animation firm called Steve N' Steven, and produced a 3D Pepsi Nex ad with Cyborg 009.

[Via Tadashi Sudo]

Update: Metal Gear game creator Hideo Kojima and anime journalist Ryūsuke Hikawa revealed on Sunday that they saw four and a half minutes of 3D footage from the first dailies of Kamiyama's latest work at IMAGICA.

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