According to the statement of accounts of IG Port (the parent company of Production I.G and XEBEC), a sequel to a "big hit" TV series will be produced by 2013.
IG Port announced a significant amount of loss in the second quarter of 2010. Sengoku BASARA, Higashi no Eden and To LOVE-Ru have contributed to the sales but they couldn't compensate for the bad loans of Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Fukkatsu-hen and the failure of Hottarake no Shima ~Haruka to Mahou no Kagami~. Taking responsibility of the huge loss, one of the executive directors of IG Port resigned the post and the personnel expenses will be cut down by the reduction of the bonus and the salary-cut of the administrators. IG Port expects 15% increase in the sales by the production of the "big hit" series in 2Q 2013.
Ghost in the Shell seems likely. As much as I'd like it to be a Tsubasa TV series remake, I don't think the TV series was a 'big hit', getting canned and all. That, and it was under Beetrain and not IG or XEBEC.
Kantarou said: Ghost in the Shell seems likely. As much as I'd like it to be a Tsubasa TV series remake, I don't think the TV series was a 'big hit', getting canned and all. That, and it was under Beetrain and not IG or XEBEC.
The OVAs were really good and they were made by IG, but I don't think it will be Tsubasa, although, I would love it if it were.
They could do a remake from the beginning, and this time they'll do it right, with all the blood, drinking and violence intact.
Hmmm, could be Tsubasa Chronicles, after all those OVA's were a step up. No more Ghost in the Shell, not after the way that movie ended. It just doesn't feel necessary. Hopefully it's not Kimi ni Todoke they have in mind, a second season of the same exact thing is far too much. Though, a 15% expected increase in profits would be safe enough to assume more GitS.
It doesn't take three years to prepare sequels for adaptations like Kimi ni Todoke or Pandora Hearts (which wasn't that big of a seller either). Higashi no Eden isn't established enough for a three year wait, which would kill any momentum.
It's got to be something big and established like GitS.
I'd love to see Nadesico, but that's pretty unlikely.
It has to be Ghost in the Shell, they did mentioned it's a sequel to a big hit series so I can't image they had in mind another series. Come on, all the other anime series mentioned in this thread don't come near to the popularity of Gits and Gits guarantees instant success not just in Japan.
btw I would forever hate the series that would be picked over Gits.
Prince of Tennis. xxxHolic, Cromartie High, FLCL, and Blood + is also a possibilty
Im rooting for an Eden of the East Sequel namely having a whole new cast and maybe setting it as a prequel to the original series.
Don't forget, they're also had their hand in collective works, like the animatrix, Halo Legends, and Batman... So its a possibility they're working on a "big hit" american series too. Can't rule that out. Look at the Madhouse x Marvel titles...