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TV Anime of Matsumoto Leiji's Unpublished Work 'Ozuma' Announced

by dtshyk
Jan 11, 2012 6:33 PM | 33 Comments
According to Nikkan Sports, Matsumoto Leiji's unpublished work "Ozuma" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. Matsumoto wrote the draft script of Ozma in the 1980s but it hadn't been animated. Satellite TV channel WOWOW proposed him to animate Ozuma as the 20th anniversary project of the channel. The six-episode series will be aired from March 16th.

Ozuma anime official website

Original Work and Character Design: Matsumoto Leiji
General Director: Takahashi Ryosuke
Director: Ikezoe Takahiro (episode director of "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood")
Script: Takegami Junki
Assistant Character Designer: Yuki Nobuteru
Mecha Design: Matsumoto Hideyuki (Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX)
Production Studio: Equity Pictures Japan

In the far future, the elevated irradiation from the sun has destroyed the environment of the earth and the birthrate of humans has drastically decreased. The government controls society with an army of cloned soldiers called "Ideal Children (IC)". Sam Coin is a trader in a desert. One day, he saves a beautiful woman Maya, who has been chased by Theseus, a corps of IC. He shelters her in his trade ship, but the destroyers of Theseus surround Sam and Maya.

Source: Nikkan Sports

Ozuma on MAL

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

Extremely excited for this one. This next week can't go by fast enough.

Mar 8, 2012 6:59 PM by Captain_GARlock

will definitely be looking into it

Mar 4, 2012 10:24 AM by -Kenshin-

"Mecha Design: Matsumoto Hideyuki (Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX)"

colour me interest :D

Jan 12, 2012 11:41 AM by SomaHeir

looking forward to it but man he wrote the draft in the 1980's an it's now been anime

Jan 12, 2012 11:12 AM by Mr_Gutts

Sounds good. I will watch it if it has enough moe, loli & pantsu.

Jan 12, 2012 9:40 AM by SurferDude

Well, let's hope Leiji Matsumoto's doing much better in Japan than he was here in MAL Land. Because last time I posted a video of his anime Galaxy express 999, someone commented it was too old (I know the ignorant little turd wasn't he? Don't worry he got his troll desserts) obviously, a more educated MAL user (other than me) called him a retard . And if there's anything to be said about old men and old works, is that they have old techniques which I hope won't be under appreciated in these modern moe, bishounen infested times. Maybe japan will be a little more open minded.

Jan 12, 2012 8:42 AM by Daimyo

Sounds really familiar HMMPPP, anyways looking forward to it.

Jan 12, 2012 8:25 AM by Aozure

Will be looking forward to this!

Jan 12, 2012 5:48 AM by Alcoholicide

"Written in the 1980s"

No wonder the story sounds really appealing. Back then, "Moe", "Ecchi", "Harem", etc. did not dominate anime like they do nowadays.

Will definitely watch.

Jan 12, 2012 5:09 AM by Kurimu-chan

The new Yamato and now this. I WANT

Jan 12, 2012 12:42 AM by Shadow-Chan

Sounds like some crazy mecha show. Hope it delivers.

Jan 12, 2012 12:35 AM by Rezurrekt

Clone soldier?

Forever a clone.

Jan 12, 2012 12:21 AM by tembikai

Don't really like the sound of it.

Jan 11, 2012 11:08 PM by AlexSadist-sama

Oooo looks interesting. I'm going to definitely be checking this out.

Jan 11, 2012 11:06 PM by FatherAnderson

Originally from the 1980s, huh? I'm all for it. I'd gladly welcome a script from the golden days of sci-fi anime.

Jan 11, 2012 10:02 PM by Ocean_Horizon

Why so short?

Even so, I will watch it... Sounds interesting enough...

Jan 11, 2012 9:50 PM by KarenMizuno

When I first heard "Ozma" I was thinking of that really hard boss in Final Fantasy IX. Now it's kind of funny that a staff member of that game is part of this.

Jan 11, 2012 9:45 PM by Salinga

Wasn't expecting anything that interesting. I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Jan 11, 2012 8:56 PM by Centent

This sounds amazing. Please deliver.

Jan 11, 2012 8:40 PM by StreetFighter

hmm, maybe i'll watch it. its only 6 episodes anyway.

Jan 11, 2012 8:33 PM by supermegasonic

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