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Director Sato Junichi's Original Anime Project 'Wish Angel' Gets Suspended

by dtshyk
Aug 23, 2012 3:31 AM | 32 Comments
Anime production studio Encourage Films has announced that they have suspended director Sato Junichi's original anime project "Wish Angel". Ikeda Toyo, the President of the studio, explained that they decided to give priority to other projects, which have been running in parallel with Wish Angel.

Wish Angel official website
Characters of Wish Angel

Wish Angel was announced in 2010 as an original anime project about a high school cheerleading club produced by the staff of Kaleido Star series.

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cheerleading ? it must be have a lot of fanservice xD

Aug 25, 2012 5:43 PM by Giix

jmal said:
I don't know if I want to live in a world where Satou Jun'ichi is not a top priority.

It's a matter of sponsorship. Remember that Encourage Films announced Angel Wish before a project was even viable. That's rare in the anime business, and it screamed to me that that they were fishing for fan support (not enough interest among sponsors, so they needed to generate some excitement).

Also, this was a personal venture for Toyo Ikeda (it would've been his third creation with Kaleido Star and Romeo x Juliet being the other two) and not some forgettable contract job. I'm sure that it would've been top priority had the financial backing been in place.

Aug 23, 2012 9:11 PM by Yerld

Don't care, it looks kind of lackluster

Aug 23, 2012 7:13 PM by GodlyKyon

Kaleido Star was a piece of shit anime that lasted 51 episodes too long so I am not shedding a single tear.

Aug 23, 2012 6:04 PM by Lolicon

I'm sorry, but putting off a new original anime that is being made by the same crew who made Kaleido Star (which is magnificent) is kind of like saying, "Hey, let's delay possible cash flow."

Aug 23, 2012 5:37 PM by Geolga9

I still hope that Sato would stop making slices about jspaneese schoolgirls for something more "Aria-type". But... what? Encourage films have some new projects coming? Ontama was good. Symphogear had a great start and concept but scenario failed in latter half. But I still want to see smth new from this studio. They have a potential.

Aug 23, 2012 3:59 PM by Nachtwandler_21

Shame it wasn't cancelled.

Aug 23, 2012 3:38 PM by RingoPie

Smileeyface said:
Wow, I wonder how great those projects must be for them to suspend Sato Junichi's.

she wasn't ready for the series either, she never will be.

Aug 23, 2012 3:28 PM by Nikoru-san

Kaleido Star's one of my all time favorites and I'd have loved to see what they could've done with this project...but I'm not surprised considering how long its been since it was originally announced.

I just hope that team gets to do something someday that shares the same magic KS had :(

Aug 23, 2012 3:01 PM by gc

Well, that sucks.

Aug 23, 2012 2:50 PM by FastnessofWheels

Well, f*ck. Kaleido Star is one of my favorite anime and I hoped that this would become something like that, but no. They won't do it for a while >_>
At least it was suspended not cancelled.

Aug 23, 2012 2:23 PM by RazielZero

Looks cute but the name Wish Angel for a cheerleading anime?


Aug 23, 2012 2:05 PM by PsychoKitteh

kinda ok with that

Aug 23, 2012 1:05 PM by Mr_Gutts

Doesn't sound like something I would have watched anyway.

Aug 23, 2012 12:55 PM by Rachmaninow

sayami said:
At least it's not cancelled =)

Gotta love that optimism.

Aug 23, 2012 11:59 AM by Aristote

Don't care about the studio, but passing up the work from such an individual, buhbuh..

Aug 23, 2012 10:56 AM by desolato

Doesnt look interesting sorry

Aug 23, 2012 10:19 AM by Denmark-Chan

jmal said:
I don't know if I want to live in a world where Satou Jun'ichi is not a top priority.

Though, yeah, if this means a faster Tamayura 2 (though it's unclear it would) then I'll survive.
Me too... but I think it may help with Tamayura, at least that one is announced.

And thinking about it... series like Kaleido Star drawn by people who were working with Symphogear o.O tha would be interesting, remembering it's quality (it wasn't so bad but it had epic moments).
So hopefully he'll make something new with TYO Animations :)

PS. But it would have another weird cat

Aug 23, 2012 8:57 AM by Dalek-baka

jmal said:
I don't know if I want to live in a world where Satou Jun'ichi is not a top priority.

You fucked up Japan, you fucked up bad.

If they are doing this to work on something Symphogear related of all series I will be mad as hell (Though admittedly I loved the character songs).

Aug 23, 2012 8:16 AM by game8910

Bro, you don't do that to Sato. :<

Aug 23, 2012 7:37 AM by PseudoJord

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