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Mobile Game Developer Cygames Forms Anime Division

by Stark700
Mar 10, 2015 3:41 PM | 46 Comments

Cygames, the mobile game developer that produced Fall 2014's Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, has announced on its official site that the company will be forming its own anime division. Applications for Anime Producer, Production Assistant, and IP Manager were posted with the announcement.

In its mission statement, the company states its plans to not only adapt games currently copyrighted by Cygames, but to produce original anime works as well. Cygames' anime division aims to challenge itself to contribute to the anime industry with works that will remain in people's memories ten or twenty years into the future.

In addition to Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, Cygames also co-developed The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls mobile game with Bandai Namco Games. The latter's TV anime adaptation began airing this Winter.

Source: Official press release

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tingy said:
Lol I didn't even notice this since I'm so used to seeing him being the OP. Congrats Stark :)


Heh yeah same.

Anyway totally down for more shows like Bahamut.

Mar 14, 2015 6:28 AM by Llama765

Stark700 said:
Cygames, the mobile game developer that produced Fall 2014's Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, has announced on its official site that the company will be forming its own anime division. Applications for Anime Producer, Production Assistant, and IP Manager were posted with the announcement.

In its mission statement, the company states its plans to not only adapt games currently copyrighted by Cygames, but to produce original anime works as well. Cygames' anime division aims to challenge itself to contribute to the anime industry with works that will remain in people's memories ten or twenty years into the future.

In addition to Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, Cygames also co-developed The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls mobile game with Bandai Namco Games. The latter's TV anime adaptation began airing this Winter.

Source: Cygames official site


This is good news. I shouldn't have skipped SnB.
Also, congrats, Stark~

Mar 13, 2015 7:38 AM by Tengai

If we can get a second season of SnB or another great anime like that, bring it on cygame !

Mar 12, 2015 5:33 AM by DatRandomDude

Cool

Mar 11, 2015 12:50 PM by Praland

What came to my mind upon reading this article is the OP of Shingeki no Bahamut.


We need more anime like Shingeki no Bahamut. Like the anime tend to claim on each episode preview, BAHAMUT MAX!

Mar 11, 2015 5:05 AM by mlcdl

Whoa, Stark's on the news team now....

Anyway, a mobile game developer with an anime division? Interesting.... Maybe one day, I'll watch Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, but I can't say for sure if I will....

Mar 11, 2015 4:18 AM by HidamariSeashore

I was not expecting this..

Mar 11, 2015 2:18 AM by HaXXspetten

Not a fan of mobile game anime, but it really depends on the writers for the anime. Bahamut was overrated by the way. it's not even good

Mar 11, 2015 1:39 AM by ToG25thBaam

Nidhoeggr said:
More shows like Bahamut would be welcomed.

Yeah it would be great if we get more series like SnB.

I hope SnB gets a second season soon as well.

Mar 10, 2015 11:39 PM by Z4k

I haven't seen bahamut. I should check it out though. Didn't cygames do some work on Asura's Wrath? I want to say they did, but I'm not sure.

Mar 10, 2015 11:20 PM by TheDerpMan

If this gets up more shows like Bahamut (and also a Bahamut season 2 while they're at it) I'll gladly welcome this new with open arms.

Even if we ignore the games they adapt, it should also be very interesting to see what original ideas they could come up with.

Mar 10, 2015 11:13 PM by Atavistic

Shuhan said:
Oh shit stark on the news team.

Lol I didn't even notice this since I'm so used to seeing him being the OP. Congrats Stark :)

This is an interesting news about a new animation division to a game company. Good luck to them.
Nidhoeggr said:

More shows like Bahamut would be welcomed.

Although pretty much this. That show was a breath of fresh air.

Mar 10, 2015 10:17 PM by tingy

huh, that's actually really cool

Mar 10, 2015 9:51 PM by Anti_Meta

robis798 said:
stuff like SnB

Suroko no Basuke

MaahHeim said:
Hoooray! I hope they bring some good animes to us.

animes

Zelot said:
Also, congratulations Stark :)

So the autocracy finally decides to bestow News Power in his hands

After all this time

Mar 10, 2015 9:19 PM by zetsu_shoren

id kill for more shingeki no bahamut like shows, but i feel like they totally wont be doing stuff that awesome and it was more so because mappa than the source that bahamut turned out the way it did

Mar 10, 2015 8:39 PM by JizzyHitler

Good luck to them. Haven't seen Bahamut yet, but I certainly intend to see if it actually is the high-quality show people say it is.

Mar 10, 2015 8:34 PM by FireKiller87

VanishingKira said:
Nidhoeggr said:
More shows like Bahamut would be welcomed.

+1.

Mar 10, 2015 8:20 PM by Vindstot

Nidhoeggr said:

More shows like Bahamut would be welcomed.


Yes please! That show was one of the best this season, along with Garo.

Mar 10, 2015 8:05 PM by FullmetalCarrot

More mediocre series hyped by game fanboys, urghhhhhh :(

Mar 10, 2015 6:46 PM by ichii_1

Stark700 said:
Cygames' anime division aims to challenge itself to contribute to the anime industry with works that will remain in people's memories ten or twenty years into the future.
You guys hang in there.
From mobile games to saving anime, sure is a long way to go.

Mar 10, 2015 6:10 PM by Paulo27