Dogs Director Abe Indicates a Madhouse Film is on Hold
posted on by Egan Loo
Tatsuya Abe, the director of the Dogs: Bullets & Carnage anime and a key animator on Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie and other titles by the Madhouse anime studio, reported in a February 7 blog entry that an unnamed theatrical film project from "Ma_house" has been put on hold. He added that the contracted staff members have been dismissed. Abe noted that he was not directly affected by this, but he nevertheless expressed his concern.
Abe lists himself as the director of the Dogs: Bullets & Carnage video project in his profile. (Dogs: Bullets & Carnage was animated by David Production and not Madhouse.) He has also been discussing his recent and upcoming animation work on the Seikon no Qwaser and B Gata H Kei anime series in recent blog posts. Seikon no Qwaser and B Gata H Kei are being animated by Hoods Entertainment and Hal Film Maker, respectively.