News Oshii Oversees Opening, Ending for NHK Documentaries
posted on 2008-05-15 13:49 EDT by Egan Loo
Acclaimed director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Avalon) oversaw the opening and ending animation for the Futtō Toshi (Cities in Tumultuous Change) documentary mini-series that will premiere on Japan's NHK public broadcasting network on May 18. Production I.G. animated the title sequence, while Oshii's frequent collaborator Kenji Kawai (film versions of Ghost in the Shell, Death Note) composed the music. Motor/lieZ's Atsuki Satō (live-action versions of Returner, Saikano, Cutie Honey) and Tetsuya Nishio (Blood: The Last Vampire, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, Naruto) were responsible for the actual computer graphics and technical direction.
The eight-part documentary series profiles cities that are undergoing rapid change; Dubai and London are the first two cities featured. A short clip from the title sequence is included in a promotional video for the first two episodes.