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Mysterious Cities of Gold To Be Remade In France

by dtshyk
Nov 17, 2008 4:35 AM | 19 Comments
According to Planète-Jeunesse, it was announced at Chibi Japan Expo held in Paris that a producer John Chalopin and a French television company TF1 will remake a Japanese anime Mysterious Cities of Gold (Japanese title: Taiyou no Ko Esteban) into three new series, 26 episodes each. The show is scheduled for 2011 release. Mr. Chalopin didn't mention if any Japanese company will be involved in the remake.

Mysterious Cities of Gold was originally aired in Japan in 1982. It was a collaboration of Japanese and French animation companies.

Source: Planète-Jeunesse
Source: Anime!Anime!

Translation credit: Plate

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AHHHOOOEAHHHHH LOOOKING FOR THE CITIES OF GOLD!
AHHHHOOOEEAHHH SOMEDAY WE WILL FIND! THE CITIES OF GOLD!

Nov 20, 2008 12:49 PM by internetotaku

Oh sweet I used to love the original anime when I was a little kid.

Nov 19, 2008 2:29 PM by Arkhan

Here in Canada we're forced to take french for at least 6 years of our life (or at least where I live), so if it does end up being in french, I can actually watch the raws. I haven't seen the original, but maybe I'll check it out. Maybe.

Nov 18, 2008 4:32 PM by Shini-tan

Totally awesome! I love Mysterious Cities of Gold!

Nov 18, 2008 3:38 PM by internetotaku

i hope that its as good as the current on

Nov 18, 2008 5:07 AM by makube-x

Oh, I like the series that the French companies make, like Argai. Loved that series. Anyhow, a remake sounds good. I wonder if it'll beat the original anime..

Nov 18, 2008 2:55 AM by DragonsWhip

@bubblehead
Corrected. Thanks.

Nov 17, 2008 7:33 PM by dtshyk

dtshyk said:
According to Planète-Jeuness, it was announced at Chibi Japan Expo held in Paris that a producer John Chalopin and a French television company TF1 will remake a Japanese anime Mysterious Cities of Gold (Japanese title: Taiyou no Ko Esteban) into three new series, 26 episodes each. The show is scheduled for 2011 release. Mr. Chalopin didn't mention if any Japanese company will be involved in the remake.

Mysterious Cities of Gold was originally aired in Japan in 1982. It was a collaboration of Japanese and French animation companies.

Source: Planète-Jeuness

Source: Anime!Anime!

Translation credit: Plate

It is in fact Planète-Jeunesse. Meaning Planet Youth.

Though I appreciate that the error probably comes from Anime!Anime! because they make that mistake also.

Nov 17, 2008 2:46 PM by bubble

Aeiou said:
Damn it.

I only clicked because I thought they were building golden buildings in France.


XD lol

Nov 17, 2008 2:12 PM by magentaanbu

Soulstrider said:
I just hope that it isn't in french :S


Ain't? That would suck if it did thought.

Nov 17, 2008 1:40 PM by iTom

I hope this is in French!!!
THe original language after all. Good times.

Nov 17, 2008 11:53 AM by lancelot200

Aeiou said:
Damn it.

I only clicked because I thought they were building golden buildings in France.


ugh, same, lol.

Nov 17, 2008 8:17 AM by chryseis

Aeiou said:
Damn it.

I only clicked because I thought they were building golden buildings in France.


I LOL'ed at that.

You are a hilarious one, Aeiou. ^^

Nov 17, 2008 8:17 AM by Keira

sibnova said:
Asako said:
Holy shit. I LOVED this show when it first aired. It was epically awesome. Wow. So look forward to a remake. As long as it's not in French >.>
Bah you are way to picky this show will/is/and will always be great no matter what language it's in i would watch it in klingon if I had to.


Aye, I would watch it even if it were done in the style of the really old B&W flicks, where there's no sound and a caption flashes onto the screen every few seconds.

Nov 17, 2008 7:36 AM by Archaeon

It WILL be in French, since Chalopin and Deyriès will make it (Mysterious Cities of Gold, Ulysse 31, Jayce, Inspector Gadget etc...). From what I know, the series will be made in France/China and produced by TF1, which is a good thing to target the mainstream audience (TF1 is the biggest television channel in Europe...). No word about a Japanese company involved though.

Nov 17, 2008 7:28 AM by Jacut

I just hope that it isn't in french :S

Nov 17, 2008 6:06 AM by StriderMS

Asako said:
Holy shit. I LOVED this show when it first aired. It was epically awesome. Wow. So look forward to a remake. As long as it's not in French >.>
Bah you are way to picky this show will/is/and will always be great no matter what language it's in i would watch it in klingon if I had to.

Nov 17, 2008 5:03 AM by sibnova

Damn it.

I only clicked because I thought they were building golden buildings in France.

Nov 17, 2008 4:58 AM by LEGENDOFTHEAEIOU

Holy shit. I LOVED this show when it first aired. It was epically awesome. Wow. So look forward to a remake. As long as it's not in French >.>

Nov 17, 2008 4:40 AM by Asako