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Urasawa Naoki Designs the Characters of MAD HOUSE's New Movie Tibetan Dog

by dtshyk
Jun 11, 2009 9:12 PM | 19 Comments
At Festival du Film d'Animation du Annecy, MAD HOUSE Studio announced a new anime movie "Tibetan Dog" based on a Chinese best seller novel. The project was briefly mentioned in the Investors Relations last year but no detail had been given.

Poster of Tibetan Dog

It's a joint work of MAD HOUSE and China Film Group Corporation. Chinese staff will be involved in the in-between animation and part of CGI animation.

Staff
Director: Kojima Masayuki ("Monster", "Master Keaton")
Original Character Design: Urasawa Naoki
Character Design: Fujita Shigeru ("Monster")

The movie depicts the nature of Tibetan dogs and the beautiful scenery of Tibet. They plan to premiere the movie in or after 2010.

Source: Anime!Anime!

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dtshyk said:
At Festival du Film d'Animation du Annecy


It's actually d'Annecy. Sorry if it looks picky, but it's like saying "a apple" or "an car" in english. Sounds very weird :D

Cool news. I haven't read/seen anything by Naoki, but I like Mad House, so I'm wishing to know more.

Oct 19, 2009 7:34 PM by tsuD

Fai said:
BigSimo said:
that the character designs will be similar to Monster.



Character designs will be similar to.... the character designs of Urasawa Naoki.


O gods, the overratedness of Monster is really frustrating.

Urasawa wrote a lot of other, better than Monster, titles.

I think you mean to say that Monster is overesteemed by the small fandom that has heard of it - Monster is by far underrated, and is only beginning to gain prominence because of the American broadcast. Either way, I disagree with you; 20th Century Boys might be a better work, but I think Monster deals with more important concepts, and while Pluto is amazing, Monster beats is as a longer, more comprehensive, and original work. Surely, you're not suggesting that Yawara and Happy are better than Monster?

Oct 17, 2009 8:24 PM by Arachneia

superflat said:
Fai said:
O gods, the overratedness of Monster is really frustrating.

Urasawa wrote a lot of other, better than Monster, titles.


The fact that one of the best mangaka ever created other excellent series does not make one of them overrated, does it? I mean, they are all equally great, Monster is simply the most known (thanks to anime/manga being released in US in entirety) and backlash is pretty much unevitable but seeing anyone call it 'overrated' still boggles my mind. ;p


I watched the beginning of the anime when it came out in Japan (well, when we got it subtitled...). If it weren't for Monster, I wouldn't have been introduced to his many other amazing works.

It's hardly overrated since most people still don't know what it is. Hell, I don't know anyone else who has read it all and tons of my friends read manga =_=

Jul 1, 2009 2:32 AM by Nammy

Do Want

Jun 14, 2009 7:13 AM by ladyxzeus

That is one awesome picture of a poster.

Jun 12, 2009 4:07 PM by tehnominator

Cool news, I will probably watch this. Hopefully the dog doesn't die at the end, I absolutely hate movies like this. :roll:

Fai said:
O gods, the overratedness of Monster is really frustrating.

Urasawa wrote a lot of other, better than Monster, titles.


The fact that one of the best mangaka ever created other excellent series does not make one of them overrated, does it? I mean, they are all equally great, Monster is simply the most known (thanks to anime/manga being released in US in entirety) and backlash is pretty much unevitable but seeing anyone call it 'overrated' still boggles my mind. ;p

Jun 12, 2009 2:16 PM by superflat

ganbatte Urasawa.
at least we may expect Chinese that will actually look like Chinese.
but I'm not sure that a serial director is the best choice for the movie. but they should be a great team with Urasawa after two joint projects.

Jun 12, 2009 8:09 AM by Iahel

Fai said:
BigSimo said:
that the character designs will be similar to Monster.



Character designs will be similar to.... the character designs of Urasawa Naoki.


O gods, the overratedness of Monster is really frustrating.

Urasawa wrote a lot of other, better than Monster, titles.

20th Century Boys immediately comes to my mind, even though some people might disagree with me.

I will definitely watch this. Is the novel translated to English? If so, I might read that one first.

Jun 12, 2009 4:07 AM by Carp

BigSimo said:
that the character designs will be similar to Monster.



Character designs will be similar to.... the character designs of Urasawa Naoki.


O gods, the overratedness of Monster is really frustrating.

Urasawa wrote a lot of other, better than Monster, titles.

Jun 12, 2009 3:38 AM by Fai

Oh wow, super small image of poster. >_<

Sounds incredibly promising, though. :D

Jun 12, 2009 1:48 AM by Urjuan

It sounds interesting... <.< thought the poster doesnt help much

Jun 12, 2009 1:43 AM by Fabrice

Really looking forward to this.

Jun 12, 2009 1:16 AM by QuitMal

Hell yeah, the fact that the director of Monster is involved, AND that the character designs will be similar to Monster, is encouraging enough for me.

Jun 12, 2009 12:57 AM by simo000

Fuck yea?

Jun 12, 2009 12:13 AM by Karura

Lol, "Tibetan Dog" and "Chinese best seller," how contradictory.

It'd be nice if the poster were in a higher res. :-\

Jun 11, 2009 10:39 PM by HappyPear

cool sounds great i read the novel a while back i think x.X sounds familiar so probably have lol

Jun 11, 2009 10:30 PM by Corpse69

xScar said:
Are you sure Urasawa did the original character designs? ANN says nothing about him at all...
I'm a big Urasawa fan... guess I might have to check this out if it is so.

Don't fully trust ANN. As a native Japanese, I don't think their Japanese skill is very good.
Anime!Anime! said:

なかでも注目されたのは、キャラクター原案に大物マンガ家浦沢直樹さんが参加することである。
It drew attention that "Big name" mangaka Urasawa Naoki is in charge of the original character design.

Jun 11, 2009 10:27 PM by dtshyk

Japanese > Chinese

Just putting it out there so other people don't have to. :p

Jun 11, 2009 10:11 PM by iTom

Are you sure Urasawa did the original character designs? ANN says nothing about him at all...
I'm a big Urasawa fan... guess I might have to check this out if it is so.

Jun 11, 2009 9:40 PM by Skr

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