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ABe Yoshitoshi's New Anime Despera Confirmed

by dtshyk
Jun 6, 2009 3:06 AM | 148 Comments
According to Animage magazine July issue, the new anime "Despera" (ですぺら) was officially announced. It was briefly introduced at Sakura Con held last April.
The staff of "Serial Experiments Lain" are gathered for the new anime.

Scan of Animage
Scan of Animage 2

Original Character Concept: ABe Yoshitoshi
Director: Nakamura Ryutaro
Scenario: Konaka Chiaki

Synopsis:
It's a sci-fi drama taking place in Tokyo in 1922. Ain, 14 year-old girl, creates elaborate devices without scientific knowledge.

Sources:
MOONPHASE
ABlog
Bunka:Extend

20 of 148 Comments Recent Comments

This is it.

Jul 25, 2013 4:49 AM by MinorDespera

Ryotaro Nakamura passed away.

Jul 25, 2013 3:42 AM by Orangevision

Hmmm...I've heard of Serial Experiment Lain, but Im too scared to watch it. Despera looks good, but Im not expecting anything like Lain, hopefully not.

scared


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Jun 27, 2013 9:35 AM by zetsu_shoren

Well, considering what ABe said at AWA, I was wondering if they're maybe planning to release anime and graphic novels together someday...

Feb 1, 2012 1:21 PM by Padberg

Ah, damn it. That's a shame. I was looking forward to Despera. =(

Jan 31, 2012 5:51 PM by Mormegil

I can't believe this :(

"Despera getting cancelled was the worst anime-related news that I've heard until now."

It was def. one of the worst anime-related news in the past few years. I was happy I could start with the "Fate/Zero" series, but that little joy won't make this right xD

Jan 31, 2012 5:42 PM by Lainfan

I've been checking Amazon.jp frequently to see if they released the graphic novels, but unfortunately, no sign of it yet :(

Despera getting cancelled was the worst anime-related news that I've heard until now. I'd like to experince the series through some medium, so I hope there are future plans to release the novels.

Nov 13, 2011 10:44 AM by Hayatempest

And the Light Novel? Is already published? A want buy it.

Nov 13, 2011 9:31 AM by PaninaManina

Someone said elsewhere this "At AWA, ABe said that the Despera anime isn't completely dead yet, but it would take many years to finish at best. He's also involved in another unknown anime project." AWA being Anime Weekend Atlanta. That might not be true and even if it is it isn't the best thing, but it is still something.

Nov 5, 2011 2:35 PM by kiacan

theoretic said:
Yep, it was cancelled. Now its a fact


Is actually what ABe said on his twitter?

Nov 1, 2011 7:23 AM by Padberg

Yep, it was cancelled. Now its a fact

Oct 27, 2011 8:20 AM by theoretic

You shitting me? Cancelled? I refuse to believe this. *denial*

Oct 24, 2011 7:55 PM by MinorDespera

Waffocopter said:

EDIT: Just sent a tweet to yoshitoshi ABe about Despera's status.

Whats the answer?

Sep 16, 2011 3:37 AM by theoretic

Can make devices without proper scientific knowledge? Hell, that's serious interesting case indeed.

Sep 11, 2011 2:41 AM by ForsakenArcher

What, it's cancelled? Nooooooo! I really wanted to see more yoshitoshi art!

EDIT: Just sent a tweet to yoshitoshi ABe about Despera's status.

Sep 10, 2011 11:42 PM by Waffocopter

wow this really sucks :(

Gonna go re-watch lain and cry some more.... T_T

Jul 31, 2011 5:22 PM by BleakBurst

Oh no. :'(

Jul 31, 2011 4:52 PM by RivalledAeon

millo said:
all the good animes seems to get cancelled
first ai no kusabi
then Satoshi Kon's Dream machine
and now this.. i hate my life.


MADHOUSE Resumes Production of Kon Satoshi's Yume Miru Kikai

Jul 27, 2011 8:06 AM by madburglar

all the good animes seems to get cancelled
first ai no kusabi
then Satoshi Kon's Dream machine
and now this.. i hate my life.

Jul 27, 2011 7:50 AM by millo

Dracus said:
Juumonji said:

Japanese wiki+google translate says "is planning an animated frozen indefinitely"


Yep, and next to it "There is no plans to resume project. Konaka has although mentioned in this book, that despera has ended and he is doing preparations for the next project. Although, because of Abe apologizing in this book for not being able to complete anime adaptation, the possibility of it being completed is low"

By the way, the source is cited as 大正電脳ダダイズム絵巻 ですぺら i.e. Despera official book

PS. Translation is not mine, though


NOOOO!!

Jul 24, 2011 6:13 AM by _laz_

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