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Studio Bones to Transform Kodansha's Gachiakuta Manga Into Anime Series for Release in 2025

The studio has revealed a teaser visual and promotional video that hint at their vision for this dark, graffiti-infused fantasy world, with more details to come at Anime Expo in July

Tokyo, Japan – June 13, 2024 – Anime producer Studio Bones has announced their new project as the Gachiakuta anime series, based on the unique and captivating Kodansha manga. With a target release set for 2025, the studio has unveiled a teaser visual and promotional video that hint at how they plan to bring the bold art styles of manga artist Kei Urana and graffiti artist Hideyoshi Andou to life. Both Studio Bones and Kodansha will be at Anime Expo in July to talk more about the upcoming series.

Watch the promotional video: https://youtu.be/hQjGJJ23BCE

Don't miss the special artwork and messages from Kei Urana and Hideyoshi Andou below!

What is Gachiakuta?
A battle against conformity, authority and discrimination!

Rudo lives in the slums of a floating town, where the poor scrape by under the shadow of the rich who live a sumptuous life, simply casting their garbage off the side, into the abyss. Then one day, he's falsely accused of murder, and his wrongful conviction leads to an unimaginable punishment—exile off the edge, with the rest of the trash. Down on the surface, the cast-off waste of humanity has bred vicious monsters, and if Rudo wants to have any hope of discovering the truth and seeking vengeance against those who cast him into Hell, he will have to master a new power and join a group known as the Cleaners who battle the hulking trash beasts of the Pit!

Created by manga artist Kei Urana and graffiti artist Hideyoshi Andou, Gachiakuta has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since February 2022. It won the Global Special Prize in the Comics category of the Next Manga Awards 2022.

The Gachiakuta anime team
● Director: Fumihiko Suganuma (Director of The First Slam Dunk, Shirobako and The Eccentric Family / Uchōten Kazoku)
● Series Composition: Hiroshi Seko (Series composition/script for Attack on Titan - The Final Season and Wind Breaker)
● Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Satoshi Ishino (Chief animation director of Godzilla Singular Point and A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-.)
● Animation Production: Studio Bones (Producer of My Hero Academia, Fullmetal Alchemist and Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven)
● Production: Gachiakuta Production Committee

Messages From the Team
Fumihiko Suganuma, Director
My name is Fumihiko Suganuma and I'm the director of the upcoming Gachiakuta anime. I'll do my best to deliver 120% of the unique spirit and passion of the manga, and create a show that both Gachiakuta fans and viewers new to the series will enjoy.

Hiroshi Seko, Series Composition
Street smart—this was the very first word that popped into my mind when I read Gachiakuta. I see the manga as being filled with knowledge and insights that manga artist Kei Urana and graffiti artist Hideyoshi Andou gained not in the classroom, but first-hand on the streets, sometimes in tough experiences that they powered through to survive. So every page has a sort of nostalgic old-school “street” vibe that can be rough and gawky, but also so straight and powerful. I really love this kind of work.

Satoshi Ishino, Character Design & Chief Animation Director
Everything about Gachiakuta—the story, Urana's artwork, Andou's graffiti, and the world they've created—is really captivating. The different expressions, the dynamism and sketches that Urana draws are all incredible, and I hope to do justice to this fantastic artwork. And you can look forward to awesome action scenes too.

Gachiakuta panel event at Anime Expo 2024
Members of Studio Bones, along with producers from Avex and the editor of the manga, will reveal behind- the-scenes details of the upcoming anime. All attendees will receive an exclusive gift!

Panel details:
Studio Bones New Anime Project with Kodansha
July 4th, 2024, from 3:15pm-4:05pm
Los Angeles Convention Center room 408AB

Bonus content! Kei Urana and Hideyoshi Andou celebrate the anime release with messages to viewers and a special artwork.

Artwork and message from manga artist Kei Urana
When I was little, I used to sit in front of the TV eagerly waiting for my favorite anime shows to come on. And as that little kid, I used to dream about one day having my own manga turned into an anime by Bones, a studio I love. I'm looking forward to watching the Gachiakuta anime on the screen together with you all!

Message from graffiti artist Hideyoshi Andou
I'm looking forward to seeing Gachiakuta in motion! Enjoy every bit of it!

Read a sample of the manga
CKei Urana, Hideyoshi Andou/KODANSHA

Official links
Official website: https://gachiakuta-anime.com/en/
Official X: @gachiakuta_PR (https://x.com/gachiakuta_PR)
Official Instagram: @gachiakuta_PR (https://www.instagram.com/gachiakuta_PR)
Official TikTok: @gachiakuta_PR (https://www.tiktok.com/@gachiakuta_PR)
Official YouTube: @gachiakuta_PR (https://www.youtube.com/@gachiakuta_PR)

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