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Nitroplus to Launch Visual-Novel-Based Phantom TV Anime (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Noir, .hack's Mashimo to direct Bee Train animators after Blade of the Immortal

The January issue (on sale on December 10) of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine will announce that the multimedia studio Nitroplus and writer Gen Urobuchi (Blassreiter) are adapting their Phantom of Inferno visual novel software as a television anime series. Phantom 〜Requiem for the Phantom will feature the director Kōichi Mashimo (.Hack franchise, Blade of the Immortal, Noir) and series script supervisor Yousuke Kuroda (Demonbane, Gungrave, Mobile Suit Gundam 00).

Yoshimitsu Yamashita (Blade of the Immortal, Murder Princess), Mutsumi Sasaki (Murder Princess, .hack//Roots episode animation director), Yōko Kikuchi (Arc the Lad anime, Noir, .hack//Legend of the Twilight) and other artists will adapt the game characters for anime. The anime studio Bee Train will be in charge of production. The original game was previously adapted in 2004 as a three-volume video anime series, Phantom - The Animation.

Source: 2ch, Moon Phase Comments

Update: Image of the original game added.

Image © Nitroplus 2000

This article has a follow-up: Phantom Visual Novel Gets Manga from Nitroplus (2008-12-12 14:40)
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