Welcome back to Simulcast Corner. This week, we’re gonna cover some of the crazy cool news that’s come out over the past few days in the Anime world. From new releases to ridiculous drama, there is tons to go over. Is your wallet and fandom heart ready? Because mine never seems to be.
New Digimon Series Key Visual Released
The key visual for the new series Digimon Adventure tri has been released to the masses, along with the list of staff members involved in the production. In all honesty, this poster (though fun) doesn’t really get this Digimon fan too excited. The art style seems rushed, the character designs uninspired, and it feels like not much care has really gone into the project as a whole. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by too much of the beauty that Sailor Moon Crystal got in its pre-production stages, but this just seems last minute effort on Toei’s part.
As for staff, in the directing chair is Keitaro Motonaga (Rayearth), Atsuya Uki is in charge of character design, and Yuuko Kakihara (Heaven’s Lost Property) will be the script supervisor. Overall none of these choices get me pumped, but they’ve all worked on mostly successful projects, which I’m sure will allow them to give us a fun end product. I don’t have a lot of high hopes for this show, but I’m always willing to give it a try.
Bakemono no Ko Release Date
Mamoru Hosoda, director of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Lept Through Time, has announced his latest project: Bakemono no Ko (The Boy and the Beast). The film is scheduled to be released July 11th 2015 in Japan, and will be Hosoda’s first new film in four years.
According to Hosoda, the plot is as follows: “The movie is a training story about a boy who was separated from his parents and becomes a disciple of a bakemono (supernatural creature). It’s going to be a traditional yet novel story.”
I’m really into buddy adventure type stories, so this sounds right up my alley. Hosoda has put great work in the past, and I don’t think he’ll disappoint with this project.
Attack on Titan Universal Studios Attraction Details
Remember a while back I mentioned that Universal Studios Japan was going to do an Attack on Titan attraction in late January 2015? Well more details have been released, and this thing keeps looking more and more epic (
and creepy) with every new image.
In addition to the two Titan replicas, you can also experience the scene when Eren’s mother got eaten by the Titan from episode 1. There will also be these very realistic versions of the characters in certain sections, called “Clone-oids.” Not exactly sure if that means they will be animatronics or just CGI rendered images, but whatever they are, they look crazy cool.
In addition to the experiences, you can also get Titan themed snacks and drinks, along with tons of souvenirs and other oddities. This attraction will debut in Japan on January 22nd, 2015.
So what do you think of any of these stories? Interested in Digimon? Want to go to Universal Studios Japan? Comment below with your thoughts!