Romanov Higa's Turd on the Run Anime to Debut in Fall (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Turd on the Run, the newest anime project from director Romanov Higa (Catblue Dynamite, TANK S.W.A.T. 01, Urda), was revealed at Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) 2009 last week. The near-future suspense action story centers around a serial killer named Holiday Ripper. Instead of a death sentence, the courts threaten Holiday Ripper with the Eye Popper: a new device that forces an inmate's eyeballs out of their sockets if he or she tries to escape. The 12 six-minute anime shorts will stream online starting in early fall. (The project is named after a 1972 song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones.)
Higa was announced as the director of the Appleseed: Genesis television anime series at last year's TAF. However, the animation studio Radix mobanimation sued the production company Micott & Basara on September 26 over supposedly unpaid production costs for Appleseed: Genesis. A September 27 profit warning from Radix mobanimation's parent company Wedge Holdings confirmed that production on Appleseed: Genesis had been halted.
Update: Story summary clarified.
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