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Anime Tamago 2017 Lineup Revealed

by sevenPocky
Feb 11, 2017 9:20 AM | 13 Comments

This year's animation project lineup for Anime Tamago, formerly Anime Mirai, has been revealed via its official website, as well as a promotional video and an MC comment video. The second promotional video features voice actors Takayuki Kondo and Mie Sonozaki who will be the moderators of the upcoming screening.

Formerly known as Anime Mirai, Anime Tamago is an initiative to train young animators through the production of anime shorts by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese Ministry of Education. The shorts will be screened as part of Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017 on March 11 at the Ikebukuro HUMAX Cinemas theater in Tokyo. There will be a free screening for 150 selected audiences through a lottery that will be held until February 24.


Charanpo Shima no Monogatari

Synopsis
At the far end of the Southern Seas, where none had dared to go, there exists an island called Charanpo Land. At the center of that island is a giant baobab tree, which produces many eggs each day. Inside the eggs are food, clothing, and other daily necessities. The inhabitants of the island live carefree lives, dependent upon the eggs.

But lately, more and more of the eggs have been turning up empty, which makes the inhabitants uneasy. Then one day, with a thunderous crash, and an explosion of rainbow-colored light, the baobab tree produces an egg of curious appearance. The next morning, the village chief Poncho tells the inhabitants that they must find that egg. Now the tiger Kometora and a group of children must find the egg within the forest. (Source: ANN)

Cast
Kometora: Chika Sakamoto (Digimon Adventure)
Pyon: Hitomi Ohwada (Shounen Maid)
Gunma: Fukushi Ochiai (Hai to Gensou no Grimgar)
Professor Akan: Ikuji Nose (Shirobako)
Poncho: Taketora (DD Hokuto no Ken)
Spirit of the Baobab Tree: Sayaka Ohara (Aria The Animation)

Staff
Producer: Shunichi Ozao (Hunter x Hunter)
Director: Shin Misawa (Gingitsune)
Animation Director: Tatsuo Honda (Saint October)
Character Design: Narumi Shimoji (Jewelpet Kira☆Deco!)
Assistant Animation Director: Kazuhiro Fukuchi (Stella no Mahou)
Production Manager: Kazuhiro Sorimachi (Hoshi no Kirby)
Young Animators: Narumi Shimoji (Jewelpet Happiness), Mizue Fukuda (Sansha Sanyou), Rina Fukuda (Kaze no You ni), Chie Nagano (Denki-gai no Honya-san), Oka Matsumoto, Ayano Ikeda, Yuuki Takano, Aimi Ishiguro
Studio: Studio Comet

Red Ash: Gearworld (Formerly Red Ash The Animation: Magicicada)

Synopsis
In a futuristic world, the "Nanorace," people whose genes contain nanomachines that grant them special abilities, are controlled and suffer prejudice from the "Purerace" of normal human beings. Beck, a legendary hunter with the power of "Red Ash," aims to undergo the surgical procedure to become Purerace. Alongside the large yet timid mechanic Tyger, they use their parallel machine to fly to the old world, doing dangerous jobs.

One day, they suddenly run into Call, a girl pursued by the duo of Safari and Stripe. Call, Beck, and Tyger together travel to the clockwork world. But Safari, Stripe, and their leader Deny, stubbornly pursue Call and are finally in a position to make their attack on Beck and his friends. (Source: ANN, edited)

Cast
Beck: Yuki Kaji (Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen)
Tyger: Rikumi Moriwaki
Call: Fumiko Uchimura (Akuma no Riddle)
Deny: Youhei Hamada (Whistle! (ONA))
Safari: Norito Abe
Stripe: Masanori Takeda (Michiko to Hatchin)

Staff
Director: Yuta Sano (Toukiden Kiwami)
Producer: Yuka Hisae
Animation Director: Yasuyuki Shimizu (Utopa)
3D Animation Director and Character Designer: Chiaki Imanaka
Color Design: Naruke Kumiko (Harmony)
Art Director: Yasuyuki Shimizu (Kimagure Robot)
Editing: Rie Matsubara (Kubikiri Cycle: Aoiro Savant to Zaregototsukai)
Sound Effects: Tooru Noguchi (Howl no Ugoku Shiro)
Music: Koji Nakamura (Eureka Seven AO)
Production Manager: Ayako Sekine (Honey Tokyo)
Young Animators: Yuu Ebihara, Takanori Nakajima, Yoshikawa Yukina, Ru Nagashima, Konoha Suzuki, Yuuko Egami
Studio: Studio 4°C


Genbanojou (Formerly Genba no Joukitsune)

Synopsis
In a cone-shaped land named Kikyougahara in Shin Province, there lives a girl named Hana. She is a gentle girl, who always thinks of her family, in particular her great-grandmother Chiyo, whom she affectionately calls "Granny." One day, a traveling entertainment troupe named the Natsugawa Genzaemon Troupe happens by, and the villagers welcome them warmly. Upon finishing their performance and receiving their acclaim, the troupe's leader spots Hana with some "oyaki," his favorite food, and transforms into a fox in his excitement.

It turns out that the leader Genbanojou, and his companions Onatsu and Shinzaemon, are all foxes who have taken on human forms. Genbanojou hastily negotiates with Hana, telling her that in exchange for keeping their secret, he will grant her one wish. She answers, "I want to let my Granny see the cherry blossoms." (Source: ANN, edited)

Cast
Genbanojou: Katsuyuki Konishi (Beelzebub)
Onatsu: Rina Satou (Toaru Majutsu no Index)
Shinzaemon: Natsuki Hanae (Masamune-kun no Revenge)
Hana: Runa Tamano
Chiyo: Reiko Suzuki (Barakamon)

Staff
Director: Takumi Douyama (Shiranpuri (Movie))
Producer: Yuu Furukubo (Kyousou Giga (TV))
Animation Director: Hirofumi Nakata (Ao No Exorcist Movie)
Character Designer: Shin Takemoto (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari)
Assistant Episode Director: Ryuunosuke Watanabe (Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2)
Young Animators: Asako Matsumura (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata), Shin Takemoto, Gousan Gen, Aya Takahashi, Misaki Shinoda, Tomoyo Nishida (Omoide no Marnie), Shintarou Shimizu (Persona 4 The Animation)
Studio: Nippon Animation


Zunda Horizon

Synopsis
Zunko Touhoku, who can turn any mochi into a delicious "Zunda Mochi" with a "Zunda Arrow," enjoys blissful moments of eating Zunda Mochi with her friends: Kiritan Touhoku, Itako Touhoku, Usagi Chuugoku, Metan Shikoku, and Sora Kyuushuu. Natto Factory, lead by Chanko Oedo and consists of Tsurugi Chuubu, Shinobi Kansai, Awamo Okinawa and Meron Hokkaido, are afraid of beans, getting less Natto from Zunko, and eating so many Zunda, which is the same original ingredient even though they have different picking season. Awamo Okinawa and Meron Hokkaido were sent to Zunko's house as assassins, and there is even a third group!?

Cast
Zunko Touhoku: Satomi Sato (Hyouka)
Kiritan Touhoku: Himika Akaneya (Shuumatsu no Izetta)
Itako Touhoku: Ibuki Kido (Seireitsukai no Blade Dance)
Usagi Chuugoku: Rika Momokawa (Fushigi na Somera-chan)
Metan Shikoku: Koyuki Tanaka
Sora Kyuushuu: Nozomi Nishida (Absolute Duo)
Chanko Oedo: Maria Sashide (Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume)
Tsurugi Chuubu: Ayano Hamaguchi (Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki)
Shinobi Kansai: Ayaka Imamura (Sansha Sanyou)
Awamo Okinawa: Aoi Koga (Aikatsu Stars!)
Meron Hokkaido: Ayaka Shimizu (Scared Rider Xechs)
Zundamon: Yuina Itou (Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume)

Staff
Director: Hiroshi Takeuchi (Blade & Soul)
Producer: Kiyomitsu Aoki (Time Travel Shoujo: Mari Waka to 8-nin no Kagakusha-tachi), Sakiko Okutsu
Original Character Design: Ninico Edomura
Animation Director and Character Designer: Risa Suzuki (PriPara)
In-between Animation Check: Terumi Hattori (Soul Eater)
Young Animators: Miho Sakaguchi, Kenji Wakasa, Yurie Kawaguchi, Shuuichi Inoue (Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: Shinpen - Hangyaku no Monogatari), Sumio Ogawa (Isshuukan Friends.), Teruyuki Nakayama (Wagamama High Spec)
Studio: Studio Live, WAO Corporation, SSS-Studio

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Source: Official site

13 Comments Recent Comments

Genba and Red Ash are the only ones that interested me

Feb 13, 2017 3:54 PM by Tokoya

Simar said:
hopefully they'll get translated...
i'm still waiting for two anime from 2015 and two from 2016 :/
Ain't that the fucking truth. I think Red Ash has the best chance of getting subs out of these.

Feb 12, 2017 2:18 AM by ReaperCreeper

Eh, it looks okay I guess. Feels underwhelming compared to previous years though. I'm mostly interested in Red Ash: Gearworld.

Feb 12, 2017 1:34 AM by Stark700

Red Ash lives!!! Pretty excited for each of these more or less.

Feb 11, 2017 9:15 PM by VyseLegendaire

Nippon Animation still alive and kicking somewhat huh, looking forward to their project.

Feb 11, 2017 6:24 PM by Tenth

Looking forward to Genba no Joukitsune and Red Ash!

Feb 11, 2017 5:50 PM by Mirorin

Zunko got an anime, sign me up, she's a cutie.

Feb 11, 2017 1:33 PM by Hoppy

I really need to watch all of the ones I missed (I didn't even see the pig one yet). This might be one of the few good recurrent offerings.

Death Billiard was a great product, but it wasn't thought for TV. The result of this error was Death Parade who struggled to have a red line linking the whole series.

Feb 11, 2017 12:30 PM by Rei366

hopefully they'll get translated...
i'm still waiting for two anime from 2015 and two from 2016 :/

Feb 11, 2017 12:26 PM by Simar

Coolio! Thought Anime Mirai was dead :o

Feb 11, 2017 12:04 PM by Pizzaholic

Will watch Genbanojou and Zunda Horizon, maybe Red Ash: Gearworld too because nanomachines.

Feb 11, 2017 11:26 AM by MrAwesome2018

Genbanojou is the only one decent looking.

Feb 11, 2017 9:44 AM by Katsu-kun

I hope some of them actually make the cut like Death Parade and Little Witch Academia did.

Feb 11, 2017 9:25 AM by shanimebib

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