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Orange, Qubic Pictures Produce 'Leviathan' Anime for 2025

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Netflix Japan announced on Friday that animation studio Orange and Qubic Pictures are producing an anime adaptation based on Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan novel. The company also revealed the main staff and a key visual (pictured above). The anime is scheduled to be released worldwide on Netflix in 2025.

Staff
Original Story: Scott Westerfeld
Illustrations: Keith Thompson
Director: Christophe Ferreira (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari storyboard)
Executive Producer: Justin Leach (Eden (ONA)), Taiki Sakurai (Cyberpunk: Edgerunners)
Music: Nobuko Toda (Koukaku Kidoutai: SAC_2045), Kazuma Jinnouchi (Suzume no Tojimari)
Original Music: Joe Hisaishi (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)
Production: Qubic Pictures
Studio: Orange

Westerfeld published Leviathan with illustrations by Keith Thompson in 2009, which is the first part of a trilogy. The sequels, Behemoth and Goliath, were released in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Synopsis
In 1914, on the eve of war, a fugitive prince and a girl in disguise meet aboard a bioengineered airship, the HMS Leviathan, and change the course of history. (Source: Netflix)

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DatRandomDudeJun 6, 4:35 PM
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Jun 6, 4:00 PM
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damn it. i'd rather they work on HnK2 instead
Jun 6, 4:01 PM
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Very worrying seeing who's involved.
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So, will this be in database or not like that Scott Pilgrim show?

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So, will this be in database or not like that Scott Pilgrim show?
@Piromysl already here.
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Very worrying seeing who's involved.
@Ionliosite2 Are you afraid that the western people are touching your eastern product?
Jun 6, 5:17 PM
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I can’t believe MAL added this show with all those non-Japanese names.
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@Ionliosite2 Are you afraid that the western people are touching your eastern product?
@3inPunisher It's literally the opposite here.
A western novel adapted by Japanese (eastern)
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So this (western source, western director, western producers) was added instantly but we still can't have Scott Pilgrim?
Jun 6, 7:47 PM

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Looks really good but unfortunately people here will only talk about "Why this has been added". I mean we can blame them it's MAL fault to begin with, whoever is working on MAL should immediately fix their guidelines and add other animes like Scott Pilgrim and the new Production IG's Terminator. MAL is the only website who is creating this kind of useless confusion among the anime fans.
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I'm not even going to talk about Scott Pilgrim because I saw they already did that haha.
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It looks good. I wonder how that novel will look like in an anime format. It will be cool to see a show with World War 1-like setting created by such talented and experienced people. Those who are familiar with the novel will know why I wrote "World War 1-like", haha.

That being said, I hope it won't affect negatively the production process of Trigun Stampede: Kanketsu-hen. After all, most likely Studio Orange is working on it as well at the moment.
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Looks interesting! I like historic works and Joe Hisaishi as a composer who is an amazingly talented person!
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i have no idea what the original adaptation is really about, but i saw "historical" and the promotional photo looks kind of promising. interesting
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damn it. i'd rather they work on HnK2 instead
@karmashizzle Same
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I'm surprised I never heard of this book. It seems the sort of thing I would have enjoyed reading back in the day.
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I bought this from a school book fair close to when it first published! Now I feel ancient haha. The book has some AMAZING illustrations (really fleshed out the Mechs and Darwin Monsters), I hope that they do it justice and maybe they'll adapt the whole trilogy.
CactusWrenJun 14, 3:07 PM

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