News Tales of the Abyss Anime Reportedly in the Works
posted on 2008-06-14 01:01 EDT
The ingresA animation studio reports on its official Japanese website that it worked on the "coloring for Tales of the Abyss #1" during the month of May — even though no company has formally announced a Tales of the Abyss anime project, much less an anime series. The Osaka-based ingresA studio specializes in the drawing of animation frames and digital painting (the computer-assisted coloring of frames that used to be done with paint on celluloid sheets) under contract for other studios.
Namco released the Tales of the Abyss fantasy role-playing game for the Sony PlayStation 2 console in Japan in 2005 and in America in 2006. Famed manga creator and character designer Kousuke Fujishima (Ah! My Goddess, Sakura Wars) created the designs for the game, but he has not been officially credited with any anime version of the game. The game is part of Namco's (now Bandai Namco's) long running "Tales of" franchise that also includes Tales of Phantasia, Tales of Eternia, and Tales of Symphonia. The latter three have already been adapted into anime.