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Gainax Announces 'Daicon Film 33'

by Dunois
Dec 25, 2013 3:11 AM | 35 Comments
A teaser website for "Daicon Film 33" has been published by Gainax. It is a sequel to "Daicon Opening Animations," originally produced as Gainax's first work when it still operated as a university club. The press release mentions that the film will be out on January 8, 2014.

Source: Teaser Website, Gainax Press Release

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...This is a damn shame.

Jan 16, 2014 5:02 AM by Nidhoeggr

So there is no movie? Lol. Bogus.

Jan 15, 2014 6:31 PM by Doaj

Doaj said:
Daicon movie?

Ohboyohboyohboy

But wasn't his supposed to have come out a few days ago? Does anybody know anything about that? Even con releases get a few MAL ratings before an official release, but we seem to have nothing.


Daicon Film 33 refers to a "33rd year anniversary" celebration for the group. Basically, they've opened a site where you buy commemorative goods illustrated by Takami Akai, such as posters and coffee mugs.

According to Gainax, they've revived Daicon Film in a new form, one that consists of different types of products celebrating their original collaboration.

Jan 13, 2014 10:44 AM by Yause

Daicon movie?

Ohboyohboyohboy

But wasn't his supposed to have come out a few days ago? Does anybody know anything about that? Even con releases get a few MAL ratings before an official release, but we seem to have nothing.

Jan 13, 2014 2:06 AM by Doaj

Heh this should be interesting, can't wait to see a PV soon.

Dec 27, 2013 12:50 PM by Stark700

There better be more ELO.

Dec 26, 2013 6:53 PM by Smirking

VioLink said:
Other than this, Gainax has five projects lined up including two movies.


Actually, they're -trying- to line up several projects, including movies. Nowadays, they're unable to find sponsors for their shows, so they're resorting to fan interest to turn the tides.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-09-04/gainax-blue-uru-pilot-film-slated-for-2014 (pilot film intended but still looking for sponsors)

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-21/gainax-reveals-proposed-akubi-o-suru-ni-wa-wake-ga-aru-anime (not greenlit yet, still collecting funds, six years and counting)

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-22/gainax-outlines-possible-tenshi-yoho-strange-weathers-cgi-anime (not greenlit yet, still collecting funds)

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-03-21/gainax-outlines-possible-sadon-desu-anime (not greenlit yet, still collecting funds)

The recurring theme is that they have several concepts that have been kicking around for years, but no greenlight for any of them. Normally, these developments aren't revealed until financing arrangements are negotiated, which suggests some desperation on Gainax's part.....they're putting everything out in the open, in the hope that at least one of them will generate enough buzz to attract investors.

Dec 26, 2013 2:40 PM by Yause

Mr_Gutts said:
Shuhan said:
Icebreaker93 said:
Gainax alive ?


Not for long.


and look with what they decided to come back from the dead with they could have chosen better anime if you ask me ?


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wat

Dec 26, 2013 11:01 AM by Shuhan

Shuhan said:
Icebreaker93 said:
Gainax alive ?


Not for long.


and look with what they decided to come back from the dead with they could have chosen better anime if you ask me ?

Dec 26, 2013 10:14 AM by Mr_Gutts

A Bunny girl fighting demons? Sounds interesting.

Dec 26, 2013 4:04 AM by Natsumi7

Woohoo copyright infringement Bunny Girl is back to Ideon Missile Storm them all. Will Darth Vader be making an appearance again too?

For people that aren't familiar with what I'm talking about I feel I should at least post them:

Daicon III and Daicon IV

These were basically the original shorts that Gainax (then named Daicon) first shopped around at sci-fi conventions around Japan in the early 80's when it was just the eventual founders coming out of college and having been exposed to Mobile Suit Gundam, Star Trek, Star Wars, Space Battleship Yamato and other Sci-Fi classics of the 60's and 70's. As far as I know if there is a Daicon 1 and 2 they've never been recovered in any known format but it's still interesting that they're even doing anything else with the classic name. Maybe this is their trying to reboot themselves and start over from scratch somehow or a last tribute before ceasing operations altogether.

Nidhoeggr said:
Awesome, time to listen to some ELO again. I loved the original shorts and I hope this will be an entire movie or at least a full fledged OVA.

Twiiiliiiight~~


That, Secret Messages and Turn to Stone are the best ELO songs.

Dec 26, 2013 12:53 AM by PeacingOut

mugi said:
Wow okay, a bunny girl knight that fight demons and mecha? I'm in.


Hard to believe that's all it take to convince people like us now and days....oh and im in too...

Dec 25, 2013 11:15 PM by Felchenerow

Looking forward to some bouncing Gainax

Dec 25, 2013 9:24 PM by RX-782

Twi~light~, I only meant to~ Stay a~while!

(They sure as hell better have that song in it again!)

Dec 25, 2013 9:13 PM by bakaboy

NotJizzyHitler said:
VioLink said:
Other than this, Gainax has five projects lined up including two movies. I wonder if this "Gainax is dead" thing is a joke or just plain ignorance.

I'll look forward to this.
gainaix has suffered through immense losses in a large portion of their staff and has had multiple financial bombs in recent years, honestly the only reason they are alive is likely the eva movies

they are on life support and barely at that, I really doubt they will even finish any of their projects let alone eva 4.0

It might take awhile, but we are getting those anime. I expect Mahou Taisen this summer season.

Dec 25, 2013 8:53 PM by VioLink

I'm surprised Gainax is still relevant.

Dec 25, 2013 8:09 PM by Hoppy

I doubt it will be as charming as the original, because that one was made with total hand draw animation, it was full of effort and love for the movements. but this new one, will be just somehow limited and generic animation and 3D graphics everywhere. Just like they did with the opening of the dorama "Densha Otoko". :/

Dec 25, 2013 7:55 PM by LaOveja

VioLink said:
Other than this, Gainax has five projects lined up including two movies. I wonder if this "Gainax is dead" thing is a joke or just plain ignorance.

I'll look forward to this.
gainaix has suffered through immense losses in a large portion of their staff and has had multiple financial bombs in recent years, honestly the only reason they are alive is likely the eva movies

they are on life support and barely at that, I really doubt they will even finish any of their projects let alone eva 4.0

Dec 25, 2013 7:27 PM by JizzyHitler

I'll be keeping an eye on this.

Dec 25, 2013 6:57 PM by HungLikeaZombie

I hope it's going to be better than the "prequel".

Dec 25, 2013 4:12 PM by Frezlaj

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