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Infinite Announces 'Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara' and 'Black Fox' Anime Projects

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Animation production and planning company Infinite announced two new original anime projects titled Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara and Black Fox at its AnimeJapan 2018 booth on Saturday. Main staff members and promotional videos for each series were also revealed.

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara (Fall 2018)
Set in the city of Nagasaki, the story takes place in a world where a minuscule amount of magic remains in everyday life. Hitomi Tsukishiro is a 17-year-old descendant of a witch family who grew up with stale emotions, as she lost her sense of color at a very young age. Feeling sorry for her granddaughter's future, Kohaku, a great witch, sends Hitomi to the past, the year 2018. Through exchanges with her 17-year-old grandmother and her club members, the story follows Hitomi's growth as a person.

Staff
Director: Toshiya Shinohara (Nagi no Asukara)
Series Composition: Yuuko Kakihara (Tsuki ga Kirei)
Original Character Design: Fly
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Yuki Akiyama (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou key animation)
Art Director: Kurumi Suzuki (Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season)
Art Supervision: Junichi Higashi (RDG: Red Data Girl art director)
Director of Photography: Satoshi Namiki (Hanasaku Iroha), Yoshimitsu Tomita (Tari Tari photography)
Color Design: Naomi Nakano (Sakura Quest)
CG Director: Tachi Kiritani
Sound Director: You Yamada (Kimi no Na wa.)
Studio: P.A. Works

Cast
Hitomi Tsukishiro: Kaori Ishihara (Rinne no Lagrange)
Kohaku Tsukishiro: Kaede Hondo (Toji no Miko)
Shou Aoi: Shoya Chiba (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV))

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Official site: http://iroduku.jp/
Official Twitter: @iroduku_anime


Black Fox
Among the skyscrapers at night, a phantom stands atop a building, with the face of a black fox. Dubbed as an urban legend due to its appearance in video sites, people have come to call the monster "Black Fox."

Staff
Director: Kazuya Nomura (Robotics;Notes)
Script: Naoki Hayashi (Flip Flappers)
Character Design: Atsushi Saito (High School Fleet sub-character design)
Mechanical Design: Fumihiro Katagai (Hitsugi no Chaika)
Animal Drone Design: Kenji Andou (Tiger & Bunny mechanical design)
Prop Design: Ryo Akizuki (Kill la Kill manga artist)
Background Design: Yuho Taniuchi (Dimension W), Moriyoshi Ohara (Princess Principal), Atsushi Morikawa (Stranger: Mukou Hadan art director), Juu Ishiguchi (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Re: manga artist)
Art Director: Yuuji Kaneko (Blade Runner: Black Out 2022)
Background Art: AOSHASHIN
Color Design: Yukie Noguchi (Overlord)
3DCG Director: Shunsaku Usui (Rakuen Tsuihou)
3DCG Production: Flying Ship Studio
Director of Photography: Yuu Wakabayashi (Kuromukuro)
Composite: T2 Studio
Graphic Art: Hirofumi Araki (Guilty Crown motion graphics)
Editing: Gou Sadamatsu (Dennou Coil)
Studio: Studio 3Hz

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Official site: http://project-blackfox.jp/
Official Twitter: @blackfox_anime

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Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara and Black Fox on MAL
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Both of these series are actually pretty interesting in their own right, but if I have to pick one being the most eye-catching is probably the 3hrz Project. I actually think the staff selection is pretty nice.

The first one by P.A Works looks like it'll be more romance-drama based but I do hope it turns out rather well. Since the staff is pretty strong on this one as well, especially for both the director and script writer.
 
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im looking forward to that Black Fox anime hopefully it will have a better production schedule and thus better production quality than the once promising Flip Flappers
 
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isekai said:
im looking forward to that Black Fox anime hopefully it will have a better production schedule and thus better production quality than the once promising Flip Flappers

Though Flip Flappers didn't had much of quality drops. The script at the end wasn't the best but it was nice in the end though. :S

I would like to say the same for Princess Principal... but that show ended up suffering through that personally.

But Black Fox looks promising enough though. Although, people were getting irked by the script writer since he worked on Citrus (even though Citrus was already weak writing wise in its manga).
 
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Wasshio said:
isekai said:
im looking forward to that Black Fox anime hopefully it will have a better production schedule and thus better production quality than the once promising Flip Flappers

Though Flip Flappers didn't had much of quality drops. The script at the end wasn't the best but it was nice in the end though. :S

I would like to say the same for Princess Principal... but that show ended up suffering through that personally.

But Black Fox looks promising enough though. Although, people were getting irked by the script writer since he worked on Citrus (even though Citrus was already weak writing wise in its manga).


Flip Flappers animation in the middle of the show got worse since the staff got tight production schedule that made the animation quality bad on those later episodes, i hope this new anime of theirs Black Fox will have better production schedule at least

and i actually enjoyed the story of Flip Flappers but ye im in the minority on that one, if only Flip Flappes have that consistent high quality animation all through out i would gave it a 10/10 rating
 
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isekai said:
Wasshio said:

Though Flip Flappers didn't had much of quality drops. The script at the end wasn't the best but it was nice in the end though. :S

I would like to say the same for Princess Principal... but that show ended up suffering through that personally.

But Black Fox looks promising enough though. Although, people were getting irked by the script writer since he worked on Citrus (even though Citrus was already weak writing wise in its manga).


Flip Flappers animation in the middle of the show got worse since the staff got tight production schedule that made the animation quality bad on those later episodes, i hope this new anime of theirs Black Fox will have better production schedule at least

and i actually enjoyed the story of Flip Flappers but ye im in the minority on that one, if only Flip Flappes have that consistent high quality animation all through out i would gave it a 10/10 rating

Hmm well maybe I just thought otherwise. Maybe its a more perspective thing. I'll just say that at the very least.

And same. I enjoyed the story of the series and I really really liked it. But it could have been better but it was still nice.
 
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P.A. Works always shoehorning the males characters in.
 
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Oh my God. I'm sitting here so giddy, that P.A. Works one looks so good. It's the kind of thing I've been waiting for from them again. *__________* The PV looked beautiful. So beautiful.
 
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Iirc Naoki Hayashi wrote Flip Flappers episodes 3,5 and 6 which for me was the best episodes of the series here's hoping that 3hz will deliver the goods again. Welp I take that back, but hey I guess I can get some yuri vibes on this

PA Works and Nagi no Asakura director is something I will look forward to
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Antagonized said:
Iirc Naoki Hayashi wrote Flip Flappers episodes 3,5 and 6 which for me was the best episodes of the series here's hoping that 3hz will deliver the goods again. Welp I take that back, but hey I guess I can get some yuri vibes on this

PA Works and Nagi no Asakura director is something I will look forward to

Naoki Hayashi did episode 8-13, it's in his MAL info page.
 
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Original Character Art by Fly, get on that hype train POGGERS.
 
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Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara looks way better than I thought it would be based on its cover. Great directing and pacing. Really intrigued to see if the actual show is good.

No real thoughts on Black Fox since there is no PV. Can't see why anyone would be more interested in it at this moment in time. Just not enough info.
 
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Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara looks way better than I thought it would be based on its cover. Great directing and pacing. Really intrigued to see if the actual show is good.

No real thoughts on Black Fox since there is no PV. Can't see why anyone would be more interested in it at this moment in time. Just not enough info.


Black Fox only has attention because its a 3Hz original. And it seems that most people seem to really enjoy 3Hz works, which are mostly original.
 
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Shibusu said:
Calal-Chan said:
Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara looks way better than I thought it would be based on its cover. Great directing and pacing. Really intrigued to see if the actual show is good.

No real thoughts on Black Fox since there is no PV. Can't see why anyone would be more interested in it at this moment in time. Just not enough info.


Black Fox only has attention because its a 3Hz original. And it seems that most people seem to really enjoy 3Hz works, which are mostly original.


I do know of 3Hz but they are also still a fairly new studio and don't really have all that much to go by. I still personally am waiting for the trailer to decide if it is interesting or not. Especially since I have dropped 2 out of the 3 shows I have tried from them.
 
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PA Works is also quite stacked this year, with 3 anime back to back plus 1 movie this year. Lets see if they can maintain great quality on all their shows.
 
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The potential for great romantic drama out of the PA Works one is quite high, considering the staff. I am all for another NagiAsu. As for Black Fox . . . , we will see, I guess. From the staff alone, I am not expecting much.
 
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There are a few things about 3hz that need to be clarified: first of all, the original work of the 3hz studio is more [in thesis] than the studio itself, since the studio only gave the proposal, and the story itself was elaborated by the director. In addition, this project exists since before the 3hz studio came into existence. It seems confusing but it is not: 3hz is a studio formed by former members of Kinema Citrus, which in turn was founded in 2009 by former members of Bones and Production I.G.

The director of 3hz is Yuichiro Matsuka, a former BANDAI producer at Bones. Matsuka along with Muneki Ogasawara, also a former member of Bones, and Masaki Tachibana, a former member and director of Prodcution I.G, founded Kinema Citrus in 2008. But in 2013 Matsuka decided to leave Kinema Citrus and create his own studio. Apparently that was always his pretension, hence the reason for having made this split.

But while he was in Kinema Citrus, Matsuka, who already knew the work of Flip Flappers director Kiyotaka Oshiyama, told him that he wanted to direct an original anime with him in charge, thus giving him complete creative freedom to work on his proposal [Of history]. But a few years passed, and when Oshiyama finally had his hands unoccupied, he could not do that job, as Matsuka was already breaking away from Kinema Citrus, that was in 2013.

Originally Flip Flappers could have been an original of Kinema Citrus, but the studio was probably afraid to start with originals and preferred to try a more fixed approach with adaptations. Which probably resulted in the split between the producers, and with that Matsuka took with him to 3hz several talented entertainers. Tachibana left the studio as well, but he chose not to join 3hz, thus becoming a freelancer. However, maintaining a good relationship with both studios.

Oshiyama, and the entire team that worked on Flip Flappers is no stranger to the producers of 3hz studio, nor Kinema Citrus. It is not unusual for some of them to work in these two studios, since they already had a relationship in the past. Oshiyama before Flip Flappers appeared in some 3hz works. Although studio 3hz can be considered medium compared to other studios [mediano means, good], the merit for that work in flip flappers should be given much more to oshiyama, than properly 3hz. But, please note, this does not mean that 3hz is not able to produce good animation; but keep in mind that a director makes all the difference, and it would be unfair to assign that work to only 3hz. Do not expect the same pattern.

I have seen some people saying disinterested in the original 3hz, ironically the work of P.A Works is an original. Making originals is a risk, few studios can live on it, and few producers can afford to invest in it. Trigger, P.A Works are one of the few stutters who do. It is somewhat understandable the argument of who did not like the other 3hz originals, although there are circumstances that led the studio to do them. I know why 3hz and Actas made [Princess Principal] that original, and I can state categorically that it was not for the work to become a commercial success. It was quite the opposite.

People who do not follow the industry would never understand. Originals are a risk. But remember: somebody hated Fr. A. Works for having made several originals that did not work until they finally achieved success.
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The magic show reminds me of Nagi no Asukara and that show really grew on me. Glasslip was such a waste of my time though. I hope this is more like NnA.
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Why did I get a Glasslip flashback?
 
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glasslip, that's all impression i get, lOl

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I really hope that Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara anime will be good. Original PA Works shows can be a hit or a miss although some of their latest work have impressed me.

Black Fox looks okay. I kinda like the premise.
 
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That Black Fox looks good + its Original so PTW.
 
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Black Fox looks good
 
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P.A. Works took the author of the yuri manga to write about the girl and her 17-old grandmother? OK.
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More P.A. Works? All my yes! Seems like they are quite stacked this year. PV looks great and beautiful. Staff looks really capable too, especially Toshiya Shinohara. Nagi no Asukara is one of my favorites that he directed at the studio too. And I can't believe to see Fly's art animated in full glory! Their (yuri) art is absolutely breathtaking! I can only hope this show will turn out good. Definitely looking forward to this!

As for Black Fox, looks quite interesting. PV looked pretty neat, but I'm not exactly sure what to expect. Description gives little information.
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more anime in which the mc's are girls?


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Unsure about the synopsis, but it has good staff and good studio, so I'm down for it.

And Black Fox looks promising, I'll add that to the list too.
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Suggestion to the moderator: You can put the genre "mystery" in the description of the series on the page with the data. The synopsis already implies that this genre is part of the work.
 
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that PV of Black Fox is hype its sakuga action packed as i expected
 
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Really liking the character designs on that PA Works show, so much better than Sekiguchi's stiff same-face designs.

 
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These PV look way too good for their own good especially Black Fox. But I've got no hope in either of these.
 
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Not interested, but I'm glad Kaori is not forgotten, I haven't seen her get a main role in a while.


 
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Both of them look too great they have the potential to be good animes
Each of them has a good staff, studio and beautiful animation *_* and the P.A one, Yuuko Kakihara works on it my God this surely will be amazing as his previous successes with Kids on the Slope and Tsuki ga Kirei

From now I'm enthusiasm for them hope hear more about them soon.
 
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