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Parasite Eve Author, I.G Show Tokyo in 2020 in Anime Short (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Hideaki Sena's TV short depicts future in NHK's Computer Revolution special

On Sunday evening, Japanese public broadcaster NHK aired a Computer Kakumei: Saikyō x Saisoku no Zunō Tanjō (The Computer Revolution: The Birth of the Most Powerful and Fastest Brains) special with an anime short (video link) conceived by Parasite Eve author Hideaki Sena. Through the eyes of a high school senior named Mako, the anime depicts how ubiquitous computers have transformed every aspect of life in Tokyo in the fall of 2020.

Sena's science-fiction novel Parasite Eve inspired both a film and a video game series, and all three were released in North America by Vertical, ADV Films, and Square, respectively.

Source: NHK via Hachima Kikō

Update: Ryōtarō Makihara (episode director on Fractale, Kaiba, The Tatami Galaxy) directed the short at Production I.G. Katsuhiko Kitada (prop designer on Birdy the Mighty Decode:02, Over Drive, Sound of the Sky) designed the characters. Yōko Hikasa and Sachiko Kojima led the cast. [Via Uri-Sure Matome+]

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