Gonzo, Koji Morimoto's 18if Anime Reveals Visual, July Premiere

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Art of 18 multimedia project includes smartphone game, VR video

A teaser website for Koji Morimoto (Magnetic Rose, Extra, Beyond) and Gonzo's television anime 18if, formerly tentatively titled 18 Anime, launched on Saturday and revealed that the series will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS Fuji in July. The website also revealed a key visual.

Gonzo's booth at AnimeJapan also revealed the visual and premiere date on Saturday.

The staff of the "Art of 18" stage event announced the anime adaptation in December. Morimoto is credited as chief supervisor on the anime. Morimoto also directed and served as an animation director on Tobira o Akete and Dimension Bomb, worked as an assistant chief animator on Akira, and worked an animation director on Macross Plus.

The Art of 18 is a multimedia franchise that currently includes mobcast's 18: Kimi to Tsunagaru Puzzle (18: A Puzzle Connecting to You) "mysterious puzzle RPG" smartphone game. The game is already available for Android and iOS devices. GameSamba released the game for Android devices in English on October 16 with the title 18: Dream World. The game's English website lists an iOS release as "coming soon."

The project also includes game creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez, Lumines, Child of Eden) as another principal creator.

Mobcast additionally revealed a five-minute "18 Yume Sekai VR" (18 Dream World VR) 360° video on the 360channel streaming service in December. Those attending Tokyo Comic Con could view the video with a VR headset. Morimoto produced the VR video in collaboration with mobcast.

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