Indigo Ignited Announces Partnership With Japanese Studio
Indigo Ignited, a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy anime series has announced its partnership with Japanese Studio, Bang Bang Animation. Together Indigo Ignited and Bang Bang Animation will be adapting the comic-book into a 5-minute pilot, done in traditional Japanese style animation.
Bang Bang Animation houses some of the biggest names in animation such as; Henry Thurlow; an American Artist who traveled over to Japan to work as an Animator. Henry Thurlow is one of the only American animators who has had the opportunity to work for a Japanese animation studio and has worked on popular shows like Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul, and even an MGMT Music Video: “Kids.”
A few others who have signed on to work on the project include David Butler who will be doing the music composition for Indigo Ignited. Butler has worked with multiple companies such as Samsung, Red Bull, and Nintendo.
Also working on the project is Yoshiharu Ashino who will work on the storyboards. Ashino is well known for his work on the popular shows Dragon Ball Z, and Berserk.
“As an artist, this is all incredibly surreal; you grow up watching these shows and feeling so inspired by the traditional art style. Being told that it was exclusive only to Japan was obviously very discouraging at first, but we didn't let that stop us from pursuing our dreams. We acknowledge that we are doing something that's never been done and realized, early on, that we would have to carve out our own path,” says Samuel Dalton, artist and co-creator of Indigo Ignited.
David Pinter and Samuel Dalton met in 2014 to discuss the prospect of making anime together. The formidable duo perfected the production of Indigo Ignited by combining their illustration and storytelling talents. Merging Japanese and American art styles, the series has reached audiences around the world and developed an international following.
“We've been working on developing the anime Series for years now and we finally have an opportunity to show the world what we're capable of. Working with a traditional Japanese studio gives us a foothold that will allow us to create something we're incredibly proud of,” says David Pinter, writer and co-creator of Indigo Ignited.
While most of the production will happen in the States, Indigo Ignited incorporates American influence while respecting the traditional art medium that was perfected and made famous by the Japanese over several decades.
Indigo Ignited is currently moving into production and is set to debut in January of 2017.
For additional behind-the-scenes footage, or to experience Indigo Ignited's journey, visit: http://www.indigoignited.com.
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