New Production I.G Anime

posted on by Christopher Macdonald

On March 23rd at Tokyo Anime Fair, Production I.G and Shochiku will announce a new, 24 episode anime TV series based on an original story by To Ubukata and directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi.

Although the series name is not available, Ubukata has named the manga version "Chevalier D'Eon." The official site for the manga is here, the first 8 pages can be read online here.

The English blurb for the anime is:
18th Century, just before the French revolution, multiple religious cults of the dark side were engaged in secret maneuvers under the name of Revolution.

"Le Chevalier D'Eon" (Knight D'Eon) a diplomat and a special agent working for Louis XIV, is fighting against those cults, and also on a mission to find the killer of his own sister. A mysterious cult organization called “Rose Cross” stands in his way, using vicious powers to create a dark creature, “Gargoyle” to over take Europe....
Le Chevalier d'Eon, Charles de Beaumont (b.1728 d.1810), was a real-life diplomat and spy in 18th century Europe, most famous for being of questionable gender. D'Eon worked as a spy, politician and soldier for King Louis XV for many years, before returning to France during the rule of King Louis XVI. After his return to France he lived and dressed as a woman. It was not until his death that doctors confirmed that he was a man.

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