D.Gray Man Hallow Director Working on Upcoming American Made Anime

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - November 15, 2016 - Japanese Studio Bang Bang Animation is producing a pilot film (approximately 5 minutes long) based on David Pinter and Samuel Dalton's independent manga series “Indigo Ignited.”

A Veteran of the anime industry, Yoshiharu Ashino, Director of 2016's anime adaptation of Katsura Hoshino's manga series D.Gray Man is heavily involved in the project Indigo Ignited. Ashino has worked on a number of projects originating outside of Japan, such as the 2011's anime adaptation of the television series Supernatural, and Russian co-produced feature film First Squad. Other notable works include Unit Director and Key Animation for Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent, Key Animation for Dragonball Z feature films The History of Trunks, Bojack Unbound and Bio-Broly. Ashino will be storyboarding the film.

Several Japan-based American artists have signed on for the project as well. Arthell Isom will act as Art Director and Background Artist, having worked on televised and feature length anime such as Katsuhiro Otomo's 2013 film, Short Peace, the anime adaptation of Gintama and the Naruto Shippuden feature film Blood Prison.

Henry Thurlow has signed on as Director of the project. Henry has worked for Studio Pierrot on projects such as Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul, and Code Geass. Being one of the only American animators working in Japan, he was featured in a popular Buzzfeed article commenting on the challenges of working in the industry. Henry will also be acting as Project Manager and a Key Animator. Rejean Dubois will be adapting the characters for the series. Rejean also currently resides in Japan and is a professional smartphone game illustrator.

David Butler, a New York native that has had his music featured in many high-profile commercial projects associated with Samsung, Nintendo, and Redbull, is directing the Musical Score. All Mixing and Foley is being completed by L.A Based, Cylight Studios.

David and Samuel began the anime project by collaborating with foreign animators working in Japan. The duo look to make the Indigo Ignited anime unique by assembling many well-known and talented artists to form a true collaboration between American and Japanese artistry.

The pilot anime has already completed pre-production and is expected to be debut early 2017.

Indigo Ignited is an independent anime project created by David Pinter and Samuel Dalton, started in 2014 the project was originally a comic/manga book series that quickly caught international interest.

For more information about Indigo Ignited visit: www.IndigoIgnited.com

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