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New Anime Kemono no Soujya Erin Announced

by dtshyk
Oct 22, 2008 2:58 AM | 32 Comments
According to NHK web site, Uehashi Nahoko's (the author of "Seirei no Moribito") novel "Kemono no Soujya" will be animated. It will be aired from January 10th 2009.

Director: Hamana Takayuki ("Toshokan Sensou", "Wellber no Monogatari: Sisters of Wellber")
Character Designer: Goto Takayuki ("Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex", "Seirei no Moribito")
Series Organizer: Fujisaku Jun-ichi ("Blood+", "Real Drive")
Production Company: Production I.G. & TRANS ARTS
Series length: 50 episodes

Source: NHK Program Guide
Source: Kodansha

Kemono no Soujya will be adapted to manga on Sirius Magazine. The author of the art is Takemoto Itoe.

Source: Notice on Sirius

Casting
Erin: Hoshii Nanase

Source: NHK

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This sounds incredibly awesome.

dtshyk said:
Sengoku BASARA
Whoa, cool. Didn't know about that.

Oct 27, 2008 12:04 AM by windy

Oh awesome! I loved Seirei.

Oct 25, 2008 4:13 AM by LolitaDecay

eyerok said:
Washi said:
Why isn't Kenji Kamiyama directing this one? He's the best director IG has (or had?).


maybe he's working on moribito 2 (wishful thinking)


That would be so great but this is enough for now....

Oct 23, 2008 2:24 PM by wakka9ca

Washi said:
Why isn't Kenji Kamiyama directing this one? He's the best director IG has (or had?).


maybe he's working on moribito 2 (wishful thinking)

Oct 23, 2008 7:54 AM by koreye

I'm not sure about that. It's just that ANN lists that as one of the titles... and I know when searching for a series on here I usually use the translated title because it's easier for me to remember. Other people might be like that as well and not find it at first.

Oct 23, 2008 12:28 AM by 770312

eimajtl said:

... The Beast Player should be added as an alternative title... that's what I searched for when I was trying to find it - since ANN lists that as a title.


Does "The Beast Player" correspond well with the story? The original title means

Oct 22, 2008 8:37 PM by dtshyk

Sounds nifty, I'll give it a try when it comes out.

... The Beast Player should be added as an alternative title... that's what I searched for when I was trying to find it - since ANN lists that as a title.

Oct 22, 2008 8:21 PM by 770312

Sounds pretty good, I look forward to it.

Oct 22, 2008 6:53 PM by Monkey_D_Luffy

freedoleen said:
jacobpaige said:
can someone add this to the database? i'm not sure how to.

Done. Current pic is the novel's art.

thanks :D

Oct 22, 2008 6:21 PM by jacobpaige

I'm excited, and I can't wait til it comes out. In the meantime, I think I'll try to track down the book...

Oct 22, 2008 6:00 PM by MotokoAramaki

Washi said:
Why isn't Kenji Kamiyama directing this one? He's the best director IG has (or had?).

Multiple anonymous sources said Kamiyama-san is now working on the production of
I'll post it when it's officially announced.

But I worry about the tight schedule of Production I.G. in 2009. They have Sengoku BASARA, Oshii's new movie, this Kemono no Soujya, and the possible Kamiyama's new anime. I think they will outsource a lot.

Oct 22, 2008 5:51 PM by dtshyk

watching it 100%. :D

Oct 22, 2008 5:47 PM by Maora

since i liked SnM a lot, i won't let this one pass XD

Oct 22, 2008 5:23 PM by cafekun

Why isn't Kenji Kamiyama directing this one? He's the best director IG has (or had?). I wouldn't bet on this being as good as Seirei no Moribito given the staff (especially if someone responsible for two of IGs worst shows, Real Drive and Blood+ is responsible).

Oct 22, 2008 5:19 PM by Washi

OMG... HEROINE story... sign me up!!

I am EXTREMELY fond of female protasgonist in adventure series....(not only in anime like Juuni Kokki, Seirei no Moribito, Toshokan Sensou but I do actually read books from Tamora Pierce for instance...)

You just made my day! (1000% watch for sure!)

edit: OMG OMG Jamuary 2009?!!? That's in less than 3 months!!!! I thought it would be in two years or something....I think I'm so excited that I can't sleep tonight....

Oct 22, 2008 4:58 PM by wakka9ca

Oooo!!! Seirei's author! :D Probably gonna be great.

Oct 22, 2008 1:37 PM by magentaanbu

jacobpaige said:
can someone add this to the database? i'm not sure how to.

Done. Current pic is the novel's art.

Oct 22, 2008 1:34 PM by freedoleen

This is pretty awesome news, however, I didn't really like Sisters of Welber or Toshokan Sensou all that much so I'm a bit hesitent, but otherwise optimistic. I do wonder though if they are ever gonna animate the rest of the Moribito novels.

Oct 22, 2008 1:14 PM by rah-rah

Production I.G. + nice staff working on this? Cool. I haven't seen SnM yet (shame on me D:) but I look forward to this one!

Oct 22, 2008 11:55 AM by tsuD

Oh wow, FUCKING AWESOME CREDENTIALS ARE FUCKING AWESOME

Where's Shinichiro Watanabe?

Oct 22, 2008 11:32 AM by Plate