Ghost in the Shell's Kamiyama to Launch Eden of the East Anime (Update 2)
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 23rd issue of Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine will announce on Friday that Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit director Kenji Kamiyama is creating and directing an anime called Eden of the East (Higashi no Eden) for a television premiere in April 2009. Chika Umino, the creator of Honey and Clover and Young Animal's ongoing March comes in like a lion manga, is creating the original character designs for the anime. The anime will premiere in Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina timeslot. The Nodame Cantabile: Paris romantic comedy sequel is currently enjoying high ratings in the timeslot, and Osamu Dezaki's Genji Monogatari Sennenki Genji (The Tale of Genji: A Millennium-Old Journal: Genji) adaptation of a classic Japanese novel will take over the timeslot in January.
Update: The Japanese title, Higashi no Eden, is the reverse of the Japanese title for John Steinbeck's classic American novel, East of Eden (Eden no Higashi).
Update 2: A preview website (pictured at right) has now opened for this anime series. The site confirms that Production I.G is producing the animation.
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