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New Anime Element Hunter Announced

by dtshyk
Jan 21, 2009 3:21 AM | 30 Comments
A new TV anime "Element Hunter" was announced to be aired from July 2009. The anime is a collaboration of the Japanese national TV channel NHK and a Korean anime production studio Heui-Won Entertainment.

Staff
Original Concept: Ito Kazunori
Director: Okumura Yoshiaki ("Antique Bakery"), Hong Hanpyeo
Series Organizer: Arakawa Naruhisa ("Spice and Wolf")
Original Character Design: Okumura Daigo ("Tales of Symphonia" game)
Production Studio: NHK Enterprise, Heui-Won Entertainment

Synopsis: In 2029, a large scale ground sinkage occurred in Mediterranean Sea and chemical elements such as oxygen, carbon, gold, molybdenite, and cobalt suddenly disappeared from the earth's crust. Human population was decreased by 90% in sixty years. Researchers found out that the disappeared elements were drained into a planet "Nega Earth", which located in different dimensions. To save the Earth, a special team "Element Hunter" is organized. All the members are under 14 years old because young and flexible brains are required to access to "Nega Earth".

Source: Element Hunter Official Website

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I'm not quite interested. It's for those who didn't learn chemistry in school properly.

Jan 23, 2009 2:19 PM by ntHai

JadeMatrix said:
dtshyk said:
All the members are under 14 years old...
Ugh.

Jan 21, 2009 7:28 PM by kenny35

Friendlysoul said:
JadeMatrix said:
dtshyk said:
All the members are under 14 years old...
Ugh.


Agreed at that.... it can mess up the show...

"young and flexible brains are required " childish and immature...
... and emo.

Jan 21, 2009 6:21 PM by JadeMatrix

I donno about this.... It sounded neat, until the tween part entered the picture.

Jan 21, 2009 5:11 PM by MotokoAramaki

dtshyk said:
"All the members are younger than 14 years old..."


Now I really want to see this anime series :D.

Jan 21, 2009 5:09 PM by Toddler_Naruto

JadeMatrix said:
dtshyk said:
All the members are under 14 years old...
Ugh.


Agreed at that.... it can mess up the show...

"young and flexible brains are required " childish and immature...

Jan 21, 2009 3:46 PM by Friendlysoul

Sounds boring. If they were older then 16 I might've considered watching it, but under 14? No way in hell.

Jan 21, 2009 1:57 PM by sanjica

added to list :P

Jan 21, 2009 1:30 PM by Qrko

wait, korea and japan? i tell you, these guys are planning an attack on rest of asia.

Jan 21, 2009 1:01 PM by zq

Echoing the disappointment with the 14 year old thing. Way to ruin an otherwise interesting concept.

Jan 21, 2009 12:23 PM by windy

Sounds cool but 14 year olds?.......meh :p

Jan 21, 2009 12:12 PM by iTom

Kazunori Ito's involved? Although the idea of the heroes being younger than 14 is stupid as f*ck (unless they get really deep with why they choose people that young....cannon fodder, perhaps?), I still wanna see how this turns out. Sign me up.

Jan 21, 2009 11:44 AM by CCZilla

dtshyk said:
Synopsis: In 2029, a large scale ground sinkage occurred in Mediterranean Sea and chemical elements such as oxygen, carbon, gold, molybdenite, and cobalt suddenly disappeared from the earth's crust. Human population was decreased by 90% in sixty years. Researchers found out that the disappeared elements were drained into a planet "Nega Earth", which located in different dimensions. To save the Earth, a special team "Element Hunter" is organized. All the members are under 14 years old because young and flexible brains are required to access to "Nega Earth".


Are you serious?!

I will wait for some images..

The concept sounds cool, but...

Jan 21, 2009 11:13 AM by Kira01

Hmm... interesting, interesting...

Jan 21, 2009 10:56 AM by Fubiki

Hmm...waiting for more pics.

Jan 21, 2009 8:25 AM by Sylpheed

Iri said:
Icy-nee-san said:
Well if their all 14 i demand their be some loli's!!

Perhaps if GONZO were making it. But then the hunters would be loli anthromorphizations of elements in the periodic table with personalities matched against their chemical properties. Also, they're witches, and when they form their magical circle it matches their Bohr electron configuration. Also, it's yuri, as some "react" with each other in very interesting ways upon physical contact. They all go to school together at Periodica Gakuen, whose headmaster is an insane Russian named Mendeleev.


Agreed, that idea is way cooler. Reminds me of Zero no Tsukaima for some reason, with the mentioning of the headmaster. :P

Jan 21, 2009 7:52 AM by SimsHsia

No.... T^T

Iri's idea would be way cooler.

Jan 21, 2009 7:28 AM by ladyxzeus

Icy-nee-san said:
Well if their all 14 i demand their be some loli's!!

Perhaps if GONZO were making it. But then the hunters would be loli anthromorphizations of elements in the periodic table with personalities matched against their chemical properties. Also, they're witches, and when they form their magical circle it matches their Bohr electron configuration. Also, it's yuri, as some "react" with each other in very interesting ways upon physical contact. They all go to school together at Periodica Gakuen, whose headmaster is an insane Russian named Mendeleev.

Jan 21, 2009 7:18 AM by Iri

dtshyk said:
All the members are under 14 years old


Well, at least I'm in the process of quitting anime. Once I'm out of the group I can laugh at you guys for all of the stupid things about anime.

Jan 21, 2009 7:00 AM by asandari

Hmm, this could either be really cool or kind of meh but not outright terrible. The first thing that shot out to me though was Kazunori Ito as the script writer, so this could actually be pretty awesome Sci Fi. Guess we'll wait and see.

Jan 21, 2009 6:48 AM by rah-rah