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Dimension W Anime's Announcement Video Reveals Staff, TV Format

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bunny Drop/Oreshura's Kanta Kamei directs 2016 series at Studio 3Hz, Orange

Funimation began streaming an announcement video on Saturday for the anime adaptation of Yuji Iwahara's Dimension W manga. The video reveals that the adaptation will be a television anime series, and it also previews animation and dialogue.

The description on the video notes that the series will get a simultaneous worldwide release in 2016.

Kanta Kamei (Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~; Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, Bunny Drop, Oreshura) is directing the series at Studio 3Hz and Orange. Tokuyuki Matsutake (Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Tales of Phantasia) is designing the characters, and Shōtarō Suga (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Darker than Black) is serving as story editor.

Funimation describes the story:

In the year 2071, the world's energy problems seem solved by a network of cross-dimensional electric-field inductors- "coils" -that extract energy from a seemingly infinite source. That source is the W dimension, a fourth plane that exists beyond the X, Y, and Z dimensions.

In this world, unofficial "illegal" coils harness powers that the police can't hope to counter. Dealing with these coils is the job of coil-hating repo man Kyoma, whose run-in with the unique coil android Mira leads the two to form a reluctant partnership.

Iwahara (Darker than Black character designer and King of Thornmanga creator) launched the "near-future science fiction action" manga series in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in 2011, and Square Enix is publishing the eighth compiled book volume in July.

Iwahara is best known for creating the original character designs for the Darker than Black television anime series and its Ryūsei no Gemini follow-up. Iwahara also drew the art for the Darker than Black: Shikkoku no Hana manga and created the King of Thorn manga that inspired the anime film of the same name in 2010.

Tokyopop published the King of Thorn manga in North America, while Funimation released the Darker than Black anime. Yen Press published Iwahara's Cat Paradise manga, and CMX Manga published Chikyu Misaki.

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