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According to Animage magazine July issue, the new anime "Despera" (ですぺら) was officially announced. It was briefly introduced at Sakura Con held last April.
The staff of "Serial Experiments Lain" are gathered for the new anime.

Scan of Animage
Scan of Animage 2

Original Character Concept: ABe Yoshitoshi
Director: Nakamura Ryutaro
Scenario: Konaka Chiaki

Synopsis:
It's a sci-fi drama taking place in Tokyo in 1922. Ain, 14 year-old girl, creates elaborate devices without scientific knowledge.

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Jun 6, 2009 3:09 AM

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Serial Experiments Lain? Wow. I've heard good things about that. I'll be checking this new anime out.
 
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Jun 6, 2009 3:15 AM

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I don't like Lain that much but I love ABe's other works. So I'm looking forward to this.
 
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Jun 6, 2009 3:23 AM
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Oh Haruhi yes! This will hopefully be awesome again! :D
 
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Jun 6, 2009 3:26 AM

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I don't know any of those works but I'll be waiting forward to this :3


 
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Jun 6, 2009 3:29 AM

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If its anything like LAIN, I'm In.
 
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Jun 6, 2009 4:07 AM

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Haven't tried Lain yet, but Abe is fantastic. I will definitely watch this.
 
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Jun 6, 2009 4:07 AM

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Nice
 
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Jun 6, 2009 5:01 AM

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Cool. I love this guy's character designs and the show itself looks interesting. I'm up for watching this. ^_^
 
Jun 6, 2009 5:01 AM

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Serials Experiments Lain staff? Oh im so in.
 
Jun 6, 2009 5:15 AM

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Abe? Automatically in.
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Jun 6, 2009 5:31 AM

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Main char is called "Ain"? Any connection with "Lain"?

EDIT: Also both around same age °°
 
Jun 6, 2009 5:35 AM

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dtshyk said:
The staff of "Serial Experiments Lain" are gathered for the new anime.


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Jun 6, 2009 5:44 AM

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It sounds awesome I am in.
 
Jun 6, 2009 5:52 AM

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Can't wait for this ! I hope we will have the same special atmosphere we had in Lain !
 
Jun 6, 2009 5:58 AM

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I am in when I know what is the plot about.
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Jun 6, 2009 6:40 AM

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Loran said:
Main char is called "Ain"? Any connection with "Lain"?

Similar character designs as well. Check out that scanned image from Animage.
 
Jun 6, 2009 7:04 AM

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Oh :O
I'm looking forward to it!
 
Jun 6, 2009 7:09 AM

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Lain sucked some serious rancid donkey arse, so I'll not get my hopes up for this, but I'll still give it a chance as I enjoyed Haibane so ABe obviously has potential.
 
Jun 6, 2009 7:25 AM

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Asako said:
Lain sucked some serious rancid donkey arse, so I'll not get my hopes up for this, but I'll still give it a chance as I enjoyed Haibane so ABe obviously has potential.

This.
 
Jun 6, 2009 7:28 AM

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I will definetly check this out, I really liked Lain and you can't go wrong with ABes designs so however the story may develop there will always be pretty characters to look at. Reading the summary it sounds exactly like Lain but set in the 20th century instead, I don't mind that at all though.

Asako said:
Lain sucked some serious rancid donkey arse, so I'll not get my hopes up for this, but I'll still give it a chance as I enjoyed Haibane so ABe obviously has potential.

Complete first, bash later. I didn't find it particularly good at the beginning either but it gets better by the episode and while it becomes really weird, the strings untangle pretty nicely. I suggest you give it another shot.
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Jun 6, 2009 7:38 AM

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I miss Abe's stuff, he hasn't done anything since Texhnolyze.

Great news.
 
Jun 6, 2009 7:58 AM

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Negi said:
Complete first, bash later. I didn't find it particularly good at the beginning either but it gets better by the episode and while it becomes really weird, the strings untangle pretty nicely. I suggest you give it another shot.


No; Lain will probably remain the only series to grace my dropped list forever. As it's the only series I own that I won't complete. I bought the box set based on wide praise and recommendation and watched the first disc, maybe a bit of the second (I forget, honestly) and just couldn't handle it any more. I'm more cautious about blind buying since Lain and a few other burns (though the others I did manage to finish). So Lain will stay as a reminder.

There's nothing about the show I liked. It had no redeeming qualities that compelled me to continue with it, so I dropped it like I would any other series I deem not worth my time for uninteresting or bad elements (art, animation, music, foley, voices, story, pacing etc etc).
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:16 AM

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Haven't seen Lain but I've heard and seen some stuff on it. I'll give this a shot as well.
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Jun 6, 2009 9:31 AM

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Oh yes definitely looking forward to this one I really enjoyed Serial Experiments Lain.
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:47 AM

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Yes! Do want.
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:51 AM

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I hate Lain...
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:53 AM

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New ABe Yoshitoshi anime? I'm in.
 
Jun 6, 2009 9:57 AM

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I'm in. I just finished Haibane Renmei and loved it. I haven't seen any other of his works, but I enjoyed HR, so I'm definitely watching this.
 
Jun 6, 2009 10:32 AM

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Lain was win, hopefully it will be as deep, although with the current audience for anime i doubt it.
 
Jun 6, 2009 10:46 AM

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Fai said:
If its anything like LAIN, I'm out.

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Jun 6, 2009 10:52 AM

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Anime famine over...? ABe comes with manna.
 
Jun 6, 2009 11:25 AM

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Yet to check out any of his stuff, but I'll probably give it a try with how much this guy seems to be praised.




 
Jun 6, 2009 11:54 AM

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Sounds interesting
 
Jun 6, 2009 12:14 PM

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What's with all the Lain hate? I loved Lain :(

Regardless, ABe's stuff is amazing, I'm definitely watching this.

For people who haven't seen ABe's stuff, it tends to be confusing, abstract and slow. I STRONGLY recommend starting with Haibane Renmei, as it is by far his most accessible work. Lain and Texhnolyze are much darker and stranger.
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Jun 6, 2009 1:15 PM

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I'll check out this new anime, but then I still need to watch SEL. I'll probably pick that up sooner or later... maybe over the summer.
 
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waterfall said:

For people who haven't seen ABe's stuff, it tends to be confusing, abstract and slow. I STRONGLY recommend starting with Haibane Renmei, as it is by far his most accessible work. Lain and Texhnolyze are much darker and stranger.

Texhnolyze wasn't written by ABe. You should, uh, learn your material a bit.
 
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yessss awesome

Asako said:
No; Lain will probably remain the only series to grace my dropped list forever. As it's the only series I own that I won't complete. I bought the box set based on wide praise and recommendation and watched the first disc, maybe a bit of the second (I forget, honestly) and just couldn't handle it any more. I'm more cautious about blind buying since Lain and a few other burns (though the others I did manage to finish). So Lain will stay as a reminder.

There's nothing about the show I liked. It had no redeeming qualities that compelled me to continue with it, so I dropped it like I would any other series I deem not worth my time for uninteresting or bad elements (art, animation, music, foley, voices, story, pacing etc etc).

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Jun 6, 2009 2:11 PM

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To see ABe Yoshitoshi's work again is something I'm definitely looking forward to. Can't wait to check this series out when it arrives.
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What's with all the Lain hate? I loved Lain :(

Regardless, ABe's stuff is amazing, I'm definitely watching this.

For people who haven't seen ABe's stuff, it tends to be confusing, abstract and slow. I STRONGLY recommend starting with Haibane Renmei, as it is by far his most accessible work. Lain and Texhnolyze are much darker and stranger.
And this.
 
Jun 6, 2009 2:33 PM

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I'm definitely in.

It sounds a bit like Lain 2.0, but since I found that one amazing, and like ABe's stuff in general, I'd surely watch it.
 
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seishi-sama said:
waterfall said:

For people who haven't seen ABe's stuff, it tends to be confusing, abstract and slow. I STRONGLY recommend starting with Haibane Renmei, as it is by far his most accessible work. Lain and Texhnolyze are much darker and stranger.

Texhnolyze wasn't written by ABe. You should, uh, learn your material a bit.


he did not write Haibane Renmei or SEL either, d'oh. Haibane Renmei is only two chapters long so you may at least say that he came up with the idea but SEL one-shot was created post-tv series/game and is not really connected to them that much. he is mainly responsible for character designs and i would not really classify any show as 'his'.

also lol @ nuffers
 
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Based on the name of the anime and the second scan, I get feeling that the story will be a depressing one. Is it a dystopian cyberpunk story?
 
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Kira01 said:
Based on the name of the anime and the second scan, I get feeling that the story will be a depressing one. Is it a dystopian cyberpunk story?

Abe said the title is a shortened word of "Desperado".
 
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Texhnolyze wasn't written by ABe. You should, uh, learn your material a bit.


I say that they are "works" by ABe because his works tend to share characteristics, staff, etc.

He created the series concept for the three of them (and in the case of Haibane Renmei, did more than that) but given that Lain, Texhnolyze, and now this all share the same group of staff is sufficient to classify them in a group. Since ABe is the most public figure of said group, and that the title of this thread explicitly mentions his name, to name said group after him seems logical.

Given that I never said he wrote any of those shows, you criticizing me in an obnoxious manner for a non-existant fault seems illogical at best.

Edit- I said "stuff", whatever. Obvious what I meant.
 
Jun 6, 2009 11:55 PM

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Will this be another philosophical DEEP and boring show too?


Can't wait.
 
Jun 7, 2009 12:47 AM
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Well I can't wait, obviously. I've loved absolutely everything ABe has done, and I consider him to be the best in the business.
 
Jun 7, 2009 12:58 AM

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Looks like it's not my type but we'll see.
 
Jun 7, 2009 10:49 AM

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lawl at all the people that don't seem to understand Lain and therefore will not watch any other works involving Yoshitoshi.
 
Jun 7, 2009 12:26 PM

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Best news this year (so far anyway).
 
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Great news, I am really looking forward to this ABe is the best.
 
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