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Updates of Director Umetsu Yasuomi's Kiss and Cry Project

by dtshyk
May 21, 2011 7:04 AM | 24 Comments
According to the official blog, anime director Umetsu Yasuomi updated the information about his original anime movie project "Kiss and Cry". He has been working on this project for ten years and still been negotiating with potential sponsors. He posted three sketches of the characters drawn seven or eight years ago.

Kiss and Cry Project (Umetsu's blog)
second post

Synopsis:
It's a human drama & action anime. Serial bizarre murder cases have been terrifying the citizens but the police's investigation has run into difficulties due to the mysterious trick of the killer. Kuze, the chief warden of a private fortress prison, is also pursuing the killer secretly. One day, a junior high school girl Main gains a psychic power and gets involved in the case.

Kiss and Cry project was first announced in 2004 (if I remember correctly).

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seems kinda interesting, will watch when this comes out ... I only hope that the animation will be at our expectations!

May 23, 2011 2:48 PM by motoko09

This reminds me of that Utada Hikaru's song/album that came with "Beautiful World" from Eva lol.

Hmm, the story seems a bit unusual and interesting. And as far as I can see he has done some solid work - so yeah, I might be interested.

May 21, 2011 9:19 PM by mindflayer

finally something that looks good and serious

May 21, 2011 6:14 PM by Kazeshini

cool... 10 years? O.o

May 21, 2011 6:07 PM by Neverarine

looks nice if i had the money id sponser him

May 21, 2011 4:50 PM by Corpse69

Art looks decent enough. Might give this a chance when it's actually released.

May 21, 2011 4:46 PM by Colonel_Mustard

DemonTetsuo said:
Considering he's been working on it for ten years and we are now getting more information that's got to be a good sign right?


I don't know if we can say. At the very least, Umetsu's probably trying to drum up some public interest, which could help his pitch to potential sponsors. However, it's impossible to say whether his comments imply that he's closer to reaching a deal (it could easily be the other way around.....that's there's little hope of making this unless fans show excitement).

May 21, 2011 4:37 PM by TJR

Ten years of work. I would feel sorry for him if nobody likes it. I'll consider the thought of watching it.

May 21, 2011 2:30 PM by SagaraYuzuru

OrochiPL said:
Looks kind of retro = looks good.


Well the time he started, the artwork was current. LOL

May 21, 2011 2:15 PM by Lvhina

Sounds interesting. ^^

May 21, 2011 1:02 PM by PerlaNemesis

Is it me, or does this guy always finds it difficult to find sponsors and funding for his work? Maybe he should turn it into a hentai like with Kite and Mezzo Forte? At least it would finally get made.

May 21, 2011 12:43 PM by Pizzaholic

His site is quite something.... that huge gif background brought me back to 2000's era internet. Now all I need is an AOL disk on my mail ¬¬

...but yeah, the visual style is not something we see around these days anymore (for the good and the bad). Considering his past works I might give it a sitting once it rolls out :)

May 21, 2011 11:05 AM by 711

Looks kind of retro = looks good.

May 21, 2011 9:43 AM by OrochiPL

This sounds good

May 21, 2011 9:30 AM by Akamitsu

Considering he's been working on it for ten years and we are now getting more information that's got to be a good sign right? Well I enjoyed Kite and Mezzo Forte so I will be eagerly awaiting this.

May 21, 2011 8:40 AM by Xephifer

ah i don;t know yet

May 21, 2011 8:19 AM by Mr_Gutts

sounds good to me

May 21, 2011 8:10 AM by BlackSnake56

Eternal_Shield said:
dtshyk said:

Synopsis:
It's a human drama & action anime. Serial bizarre murder cases have been terrifying the citizens but the police's investigation has run into difficulties due to the mysterious trick of the killer. .


Murder ... killer... mystery .. =D

= must watch, just don't expect anything :3

May 21, 2011 7:51 AM by Aezile

I enjoyed the Kite Liberator OVA, and it seems that this guy has been doing parts in some pretty serious (and pretty remarkable) stuff.

I think I'll check this out~ =w=

May 21, 2011 7:46 AM by BL2W

i've been following the news from this project and i pay my regular visit to umetsu's blog,the moment let it routine slip for 2 or 3 days an update appears ;P
Eagerly waiting for more..

May 21, 2011 7:37 AM by botch

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