Oshii Serves Up Female Tachigui Sequel This November
posted on by Egan Loo
In addition to The Sky Crawlers film next year, Mamoru Oshii will co-direct a November 2007 sequel to his Tachigui live-action/animation hybrid movie with four other acclaimed directors. Unlike the first Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters with its mostly male leads, Shin Onna-Tachiguishi Retsuden (True Female Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters) will feature women on the edges of society who survive by eating for free at street food vendors.
The seed of the project came from the first Tachigui anthology's DVD spinoff short on Foxy Croquette O-Gin, a "Female Fast Food Grifter" played by Mako Hyōdō (Angel's Egg's Girl, Macross Plus's Sharon Apple). The new feature-length anthology will add five more short films, roughly 20 minutes each. Like the first anthology, the stories will be part of the larger Kerberos saga that connects many of Oshii's films and novels together.
Oshii conceived the original stories and will supervise the overall project, but unlike on the first anthology, Oshii will only direct two of the shorts. The remaining four shorts will be directed by Oshii's colleagues: live-action Cutie Honey and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion special effects director Makoto Kamiya, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama, live-action Killers co-director Takanori Tsujimoto, and live-action Mabataki director Hiroaki Yuasa. Composer Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell movies, live-action Death Note movies) will once again contribute the soundtrack.
Deiz and Geneon Entertainment are producing the anthology for late-night theatrical showings starting November 2007 in Japan.
© 2006 MAMORU OSHII, Production I.G / TACHIGUISHI RETSUDEN Committee
Errata: Yuasa's movie credit corrected. Thanks, Brian Ruh.