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Original Anime 'Vanishing Line' Announced for Fall 2017

by tsubasalover
Aug 13, 2017 9:50 PM | 71 Comments
Studio MAPPA has opened an official website and revealed that an original TV anime titled Vanishing Line will premiere in October 2017 via TV Tokyo and other stations. Main cast and staff members have been revealed as well.

Synopsis
In a prosperous city named Russell City, an omen that threatens to shake its world begins to move within it. A man named Sword is the first to hear the first stirrings of the plot, and throws himself into a shadow war in order to expose it. His only clue is the key word "El Dorado." He meets Sophie, a woman searching for her missing older brother who has only left her with the same words: "El Dorado." With Sword having also lost his younger sister in the past, both are drawn together by the words, and work together to find out its meaning. (Source: ANN, Edited)

Cast
Sword: Tomokazu Seki (Psycho Pass)
Sophie: Rie Kugimiya (Hidan no Aria)
Luke: Nobunaga Shimazaki (18if)
Gina: Ami Koshimizu (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal)

Staff
Director: Seong-Hu Park (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin episode director)
Series Composition: Kiyoko Yoshimura (Akuma no Riddle)
Original Character Design: Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai original creator)
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Tomohiro Kishi (91 Days)
Music: MONACA (Wake Up, Girls!)

PV


Official site: http://vanishing-line.jp/

Source: animate Times

Vanishing Line on MAL

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I'm a bit cautious seeing as while MAPPA can make some great shows, both in terms of visual and content, they can also churn out some real stinkers. Definitely a spotty track record, so this could be either hit or miss depending on their workload or who works on it I guess.

Aug 21, 2017 2:26 PM by Ormavea

Bourmegar said:
ZoroZoldyck said:
That main character looks like a new addition to our few bara characters around.
Would you mind Explaining to me what a Bara character is?

Basically a buff character.

I was mostly kidding but his design looks like a lot of bara characters I've seen, which isn't really a bad thing.

Aug 20, 2017 3:34 AM by ZoroZoldyck

Looks promising but I hope the production doesn't collapse midway like most of MAPPA's shows recently.

Aug 19, 2017 8:47 PM by Alter96

ZoroZoldyck said:
That main character looks like a new addition to our few bara characters around.
Would you mind Explaining to me what a Bara character is?

Aug 19, 2017 1:31 PM by Bourmegar

That main character looks like a new addition to our few bara characters around.

Aug 19, 2017 9:29 AM by ZoroZoldyck

This looks like it could either be very exciting or just plain confusing,nevertheless excited and interested for it

Aug 18, 2017 10:54 AM by Chobruh

Homonculus said:
Why isn't this added to the database yet?
mods seems to take their times when it comes to originals.

Aug 17, 2017 7:47 PM by DatRandomDude

Homonculus said:
Why isn't this added to the database yet?

Maybe the mods got lazy?
That is what I think.

Aug 16, 2017 11:16 PM by Bourmegar

Why isn't this added to the database yet?

Aug 16, 2017 12:37 PM by Homonculus

Mappa has been doing well lately and this doesn't look good. Hopefully they don't disappoint.

Aug 15, 2017 1:40 PM by MonoJuMal

For a studio that's only been around for 5 or 6 years, MAPPA are churning out some quality stuff.

Yuri on Ice probably did a lot for them on the popularity front as well, and I'm sure they made a pretty successful film at the end of last year too (although the name escapes me).

And although it's not my cup of tea, Kakegurui has garnered a lot of attention this season as well. Seems like MAPPA are slowly cementing themselves as a powerhouse studio- they tend to have at least one above average series each season.

Definitely looking forward to another of their original works, and the art style looks great too- similar to Bahamut. Haven't they also got a project with Ikuhara lined up??

MAPPA is on fire!! *o*

Aug 15, 2017 12:04 PM by Strawberrycake48

MAPPA quickly establishing themselves as one the best studios. Seems like the success of Yuri on Ice and This Corner of the World have allowed them to get a lot more productions this year.

Aug 15, 2017 11:20 AM by eXtacy67

An original anime made by Mappa. Huh. Well this sounds quite fun.

Although I'm quite skeptic about it but hopefully I'll really enjoy it.

Aug 14, 2017 10:24 PM by Wasshio

This looks very good. I'll check it out when it airs.

Aug 14, 2017 9:55 PM by AntwanMantilla

TheServant said:
Calal-Chan said:
@TheServant

I never said the person in the third image was CGI. I said the thing he was standing on was potentially CGI. Personally, I think CGI is a good thing when done well. And a bad thing when done well bad. And God Eater has tons of CGI granted I don't feel like arguing about that xD.

Exactly, when done well. I never said CGI was bad, period. So all this time you have the same opinion as mine, but you "disagreed" with me just because I criticize this unreleased anime. So please calm down, I never said this anime would be bad & I even hope this anime will be a good one. I know you're really hyped about this anime, but you shouldnt have to defend it. And by the way, it's funny how I always met your kind of user who "defend" an anime simply for the sake of defending it even though the criticism is valid & even agreed by the "defender."

It's a nice conversation. Thank you for your time.


Honestly, I am not that hyped XD. Do I think it looks decent? Sure I do but I actually am not a huge fan of Mappa as a studio lol. Plus what is wrong with someone defending something? I personally thought we were having a civil discussion. So now I am confused on the aggression you just threw at me XD

Aug 14, 2017 9:00 PM by Calal-Chan

This is a collection of the staff that made the incredibly underrated and phenomenal garo with the director being the madman behind one of my all time favorite fight scenes
(be warned, this spoils one of the best moments of this incredible show)



So yes sign me the fuck up especially cause the 2nd garo anime was awful when with a new staff only to be followed up with a reminder of how special the original anime was with the stellar garo movie which brought the staff for this upcoming one back.

Aug 14, 2017 8:53 PM by JizzyHitler

Calal-Chan said:
@TheServant

I never said the person in the third image was CGI. I said the thing he was standing on was potentially CGI. Personally, I think CGI is a good thing when done well. And a bad thing when done well bad. And God Eater has tons of CGI granted I don't feel like arguing about that xD.

Exactly, when done well. I never said CGI was bad, period. So all this time you have the same opinion as mine, but you "disagreed" with me just because I criticize this unreleased anime. So please calm down, I never said this anime would be bad & I even hope this anime will be a good one. I know you're really hyped about this anime, but you shouldnt have to defend it. And by the way, it's funny how I always met your kind of user who "defend" an anime simply for the sake of defending it even though the criticism is valid & even agreed by the "defender."

It's a nice conversation. Thank you for your time.

Aug 14, 2017 8:33 PM by TheServant

SenpaiJay98 said:
Bourmegar said:

Well Madhouse used to be waay better.
Heck it was pretty much absent in the whole 2016 and big part in 2017 (OPM2 in the fall) in terms of good shows.
One Punch Man Season 2 isn't 2017, and it's not even confirmed if Madhouse is doing it or not


oh... yh you are right, I wasn't paying attention towards the Chart.
But Madhouse better get it, That studio is a very wel known one and it has been absent the last 2 years, They need a hit or else.....

Aug 14, 2017 3:49 PM by Bourmegar

From synopsis and music from the PV , this is what I needed in my watchlist.

Aug 14, 2017 2:29 PM by Etherealis

MAPPA are a good studio.
Original anime i.e. not a lazy manga adaptation.

Looking forward to this.

Aug 14, 2017 1:41 PM by Shotmaker

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