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Short Anime Movie for 'Kagerou Project' Announced

by sevenPocky
Apr 20, 2016 10:38 PM | 57 Comments
The official website of Kagerou Project has announced that there will be a short anime movie to be released in the winter months of 2016. The movie will be a collaboration between ultracreep Inc. and Aniplex as the first MX4D™ (Motion Effects 4D) short movie production in Japan, where viewers can feel the motions and sense jolts while watching. It will be titled MX4D Kagerou Days -in a days- and will be directed by the illustrator and character designer of the manga, Sidu. The movie will be produced by 1ST PLACE/JUMONJI.

Kagerou Project is a mixed-media project based on a series of songs created by Jin. An anime adaptation for the project, Mekakucity Actors, aired in Spring 2014 with 12 episodes. A manga adaptation, Kagerou Daze, began publishing in June 2012.

Synopsis
Shintarou Kisaragi—a NEET who shut himself inside his room for two years—had been living his life normally until he met a cyber girl named Ene, who appeared in his computer screen when someone anonymously sent him a mysterious e-mail one year ago. One day, Ene messes with Shintarou's PC, which forces him to go to the outside world for first time in two years. (Source: MU, edited)

Source: Official site

Kagerou Daze: In a Days on MAL

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TheLittleRedHero said:
After reading the comment and threads most of the people are worried because of the anime adaptation being butchered. Uh, it was butchered in the final episode because it was technically poorly executed.

But this is kind of alright, I am not expecting much but you know, what can I expect? Something okay I guess.


Not really...

The anime was bad because of a combination of bad planning by Shaft, bad writing by Jin and a lack of budget, which I guess is also Shaft's fault or it might be more Aniplex's since anime studio's don't pay for this shit themselves most of the time.

I wouldn't want Shaft doing this anyway - they tend to be pretty bad at doing multiple anime at once and right now they are already doing Kizumonogatari 3 and Sangatsu no Lion which I am already worried about since Owarimonogatari suffered pretty heavily from a lack of budget whilst it was being made at the same time as Kizu 1/2. After that they have their Fate stuff too and probably more Monogatari so...I don't know that they would have time to pick up another movie.

Ufotable have the same problem imo, they can do great work when they only have to do one thing but when they start getting too many projects and can't focus they kinda fall apart.

Jul 23, 2016 2:54 AM by Kreion

Rika said:
they revived kagepro to kill it again



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Jul 23, 2016 1:02 AM by MagicalMahou

sometimes i feel like the only person that genuinely enjoyed (all of) mekakucity actors...

Jun 23, 2016 9:00 PM by plightshift

I'm actually pretty excited for this! Loads of people say the anime was terrible but if you look at the anime as a 'true' or 'final' ending/ timeline to all the Kagerou Project songs, it's actually a lot better than a summary of the series and fits a lot better too (like the fact the people like Hiyori lives) So hopefully the movie will look into the songs a little more or maybe show a bad ending properly

Jun 6, 2016 11:58 AM by DetectiveLaura

After reading the comment and threads most of the people are worried because of the anime adaptation being butchered. Uh, it was butchered in the final episode because it was technically poorly executed.

But this is kind of alright, I am not expecting much but you know, what can I expect? Something okay I guess.

May 18, 2016 12:22 AM by Symphyon

This is interesting for KagePro with effects like that. Just imagining Ene floating up to you with the heat on full blast and everyone sweating in a room really spells summer.

...so is this getting a bluray or what?

Apr 26, 2016 9:33 PM by Fresh_Mint

As long as it's not SHAFT..

Apr 24, 2016 8:05 PM by ToG25thBaam

All I need is more Ayano and Shintarou but I hope it won't end up a mess like the TV anime.

I can't forgive the anime butchering Ayano's Theory of Happiness like that.

Apr 24, 2016 5:37 AM by Xushu

I'm a fan of KagePro but the TV anime was all over the place and the CG was just bad. I know they fixed that in the blu-ray, but still. I just hope this won't be anything like that.

Apr 23, 2016 10:29 PM by shig_

If this is anything like Mekakucity Actors then please god no.

Apr 23, 2016 8:46 PM by So-Intense

39Tan said:
And the studio is not going to be Shaft, but Aniplex.

I'm pretty sure Aniplex is just a production company. It could be any studio working on this.

Apr 22, 2016 5:21 PM by Ando-

bomboy2121 said:
if its 4DDDDD will it get a normal realse so we could watch it?


I'm also worried about this
4D is usually the wonderful thing you find with the in-motion chairs at amusement parks
Cool concept for Kagepro
But will we be able to see/watch it?

Apr 22, 2016 4:49 PM by KleoSakura

if its 4DDDDD will it get a normal realse so we could watch it?

Apr 22, 2016 8:37 AM by bomboy2121

For those who have gripes with the CG, here's how the same scene looks on BD where Shaft actually does sakuga.



Let's pretend the cancerous CG doesn't exist.

Apr 21, 2016 9:35 PM by Merkk

So they're going to repeat the same story again with different visuals. Yay.

Apr 21, 2016 9:23 PM by KaoruMatsuoka

Oh boy cant wait for disappointment

Apr 21, 2016 8:05 PM by Juukuo

moodie said:
the anime was basically the MVs glorified into an episode structure.
Yeah, but the anime didn't really went into detail on the ending so it felt disappointing imho
Shuuka said:
i just hope it's the dark route o-o
outer science pls
^^100% this

Apr 21, 2016 6:26 PM by Violymph

So_Phia said:
I have mixed feelings for this because of what happened in the anime adaptation >,> The MVs are amazing, though..
maybe this will be better hopefully
the anime was basically the MVs glorified into an episode structure.

Apr 21, 2016 6:19 PM by moodie

I don't have high hopes, the anime was pretty much all over the place. e.e

Apr 21, 2016 6:05 PM by Exhalant

Dab1za9 said:
puraragi said:

First, this isn't being made by SHAFT. The article mentions Aniplex so expect A-1 Pictures.

Second, SHAFT never produced any type of CG on Mekakucity Actors, this is the actual scene made by SHAFT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHhF31jXtyI. This famous CG scene circling around was outsourced because SHAFT is irresponsible as fuck and never does shit on time (usually fixing it on the BDs) and ends up relying on other shit companies to do their job, poorly.


Aniplex is a producer and they also produced Mekakucity Actors anime so could be any studio really.

The CG is still Shaft fault because they obviously didn't have the time so they outsourced they are also in charge of the production of the series so people can blame them on anything.


I'm not saying Shaft has no blame on what happened in Makakucity Actors, it was their fault for not planning things correctly, but in this specific case, we're talking about a movie budget with a much wider time of production, in which, even if SHAFT does get the job (I'm 90% sure Aniplex will put it on either A-1 because A-1 accepts anything or any other company, SHAFT failed at the job before after all and they're on a tight schedule with Monogatari, Sangatsu no Lion, fate/EXTRA and god knows what more), they won't repeat the terrible CG simply because it wasn't theirs (and also because lmao it looked horrible).

Apr 21, 2016 4:05 PM by puraragi

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