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Geno Studio Announces Three New Anime Projects

by tsubasalover
Oct 16, 2017 3:00 AM | 29 Comments
Geno Studio announced three new anime projects on their official website, along with a teaser PV that includes basic information for all three titles on the official Twitter. The three new projects are an anime adaptation of Kokkoku, the previously announced anime project of Golden Kamuy, and a new work directed by Takahiro Omori (Durarara!!).

The staff and cast members have been revealed with a separate teaser PV for the Kokkoku anime adaptation. The key visual was revealed last week, and the one pictured is an updated version with its title revealed. The anime will broadcast on Mondays via Tokyo MX and BS11 at 12:30 a.m. in Winter 2018. Amazon Prime will also stream the anime.

Juri Yukawa lives with her NEET father and brother, her retired grandfather, her sister (a single mother) and her young nephew. One day, her nephew and brother are kidnapped for ransom. Having only 30 minutes to meet the demands of the kidnappers, Juri, who realizes there is not enough time to prepare the money, decides to head for their rescue by herself with a knife in hand when her grandfather uses a mysterious stone passed on in the Yukawa family to stop time.

In a world where everyone and everything is inert, Juri and her father and grandfather run to rescue the two. But at the kidnappers' hideout, they soon realize they are not the only ones who can move about in this still world... (Source: MU)

Juri Yukawa: Chika Anzai (Escha Chron)
Shouko Majima: Asami Seto (Macross Δ)
Grandfather: Kazuhiro Yajima (Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen)
Junji Yukawa: Hozumi Gouda (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Gaiden: Rasen Meikyuu)
Takafumi Yukawa: Kouji Tsujitani (InuYasha)
Tsubasa Yukawa: Hirofumi Nojima (Kuroko no Basket)
Makoto Yukawa: Ryuuto Iwata (Doraemon Movie 35: Nobita no Space Heroes)
Shiomi: Yuya Uchida (Kiniro no Corda: Blue♪Sky)
Sako: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul)

Director: Yoshimitsu Oohashi (Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto)
Series Composition: Noboru Kimura (Fantasista Doll)
Original Character Design: Yasuomi Umetsu (Owari no Seraph animation director)
Animation Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Masaki Hinata (Jikan no Shihaisha)
Music: Michiru (Escha Chron)
Opening Theme Song: "Flashback" by MIYAVI vs. KenKen
Production: Twin Engine

Kokkoku is written and illustrated by Seita Horie, which was serialized via Morning Two magazine between May 2008 and September 2014, and collected into eight compiled volumes. The manga was nominated for the 4th Manga Taisho in 2011.

Teaser PV 1

Official site:

Golden Kamuy

Staff members have been announced for the anime adaptation of Golden Kamuy.

Director: Hitoshi Nanba (Fate/Grand Order: First Order)
Series Composition: Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!)
Character Design: Kenichi Oonuki (Gundam Build Fighters)
Production: Golden Kamui Production Committee

Official site:
Official Twitter: @kamuy_anime

New Work by Takahiro Omori
Director Takahiro Omori (Durarara!!) has been planning this work for ten years. The story is about having a pure heart and trying to be considerate of each other when living in a world with no freedom.

Geno Studio was established when the studio took over Gyakusatsu Kikan, when Manglobe went bankrupt in the middle of production. Therefore, Gyakusatsu Kikan is considered the 0th work of the studio. The Blu-ray and DVD for the movie will be released on October 25.

Source: Moca News

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

Hype for Kokkoku and Golden Kamuy!!
Really curious about Omori next project.

Nov 21, 2017 12:56 AM by NotThisShitAgain

Kokkoku additional info.
ED: "Asayake to Nettaigyo (朝焼けと熱帯魚)" by Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi (ぼくのりりっくのぼうよみ)
Ep. 1 pre-screening event on December 20, 2017.
Also new teaser pv and key visual

Line Live will stream pre-screening event

12 eps. total

Nov 20, 2017 2:28 AM by tsubasalover

Anyone read or is reading Kokkoku? Seems like people think its a strange story but I just wanna know if its a positive or negative-ish reception. Thanks!

Oct 17, 2017 12:52 AM by IndianAnimeReker

Tony_SansNom said:
Don't we know the name of the third one?
Not yet. Only the director and basic story are known.

Oct 16, 2017 10:34 PM by tsubasalover

Don't we know the name of the third one?

Oct 16, 2017 7:08 PM by SirLezard

Kokkoku... stopping time seems mildly exciting and visuals look pretty cool and action-filled. But those plots also easily devolve into trash...

Oct 16, 2017 3:28 PM by einonymous

MozillaFennekin said:
So is Geno LITERALLY Manglobe 2, or is there no relationship beyond Genocidal Organ? Honest question.

From what I remember, Manglobe went bankrupt and couldn't finish the movie, so that studio picked it up. Don't quote me on that.

Oct 16, 2017 1:42 PM by Zelev

Ohh, that studio. The one that finished Manglobe's movie. Seems interesting. I'm willing to give those all a shot.

Oct 16, 2017 1:40 PM by Zelev

Kokkoku has an interesting premise.

Golden Kamuy looks okay.

The Takahiro Omori anime looks intriguing, but I would need to see more about it.

Oct 16, 2017 12:13 PM by Haneken2086

Kokkoku sounds really cool. It doesn't seem like your typical mediocre edgy premise so I'm interested in it.

Oct 16, 2017 10:18 AM by Danae

So is Geno LITERALLY Manglobe 2, or is there no relationship beyond Genocidal Organ? Honest question.

Oct 16, 2017 9:08 AM by MozillaFennekin

Wasn't grimderp what did Manglobe in to begin with? Guessing this studio will keep doing the same mistakes.

Oct 16, 2017 7:53 AM by Red_Tuesday

Oh nice this new studio is picking up alot of stuff id imagine a studio like managlobe would of before they entered their dying stages. Most interested in the oomori anime

Oct 16, 2017 7:48 AM by JizzyHitler

I'm mostly waiting for Golden Kamui. Kokkoku might be interesting too, but I'm not sure if it's my cup of tea.

Oct 16, 2017 7:41 AM by ThirteenEleven

I am interested in the series by Takahiro Omori.Will watch the PV and decide whether or not to watch it.

Oct 16, 2017 7:41 AM by laidellent

Very interested in Golden Kamuy. I'm guessing it will air Spring or Summer next year.

Did not expect Kokkoku to get an anime tbh. I've read a few chapters and it's a strange series.

Oct 16, 2017 7:38 AM by Stark700

I have a mixed feeling toward newly formed studios, but at least a script writer of Baccano is not bad at all and the key visual is decent.

So I will stay optimistic and be looking for new PV from Golden Kamuy anime adaptation.

Oct 16, 2017 7:10 AM by SUBA1995

Oh great, a new replacement studio for Manglobe.. that who's also behind of Project Itoh (Meh ain't that kinda sucks)

Still gonna look forward Golden Kamui tho xD

Wah I'm quite confused while reading Kokkoku it's just as mindless as Aku no Hana, well the manga has a lot more details than the animu and it could be bad literally

Oct 16, 2017 6:32 AM by -HippySnob-

Kokkoku PV looks so good. Looking forward for this anime

Oct 16, 2017 6:13 AM by thepath

Kokkoku could be interesting but the staff is pretty meh and the manga, while its only 50 votes, seems to have mixed reception with barely under 7.00. (made in abyss had 7.3 when the anime was announced tho so im not going to judge it for that).

anyway the PV seems pretty decent. also the manga is finished so i guess we gonna have a full adaptation which is a +.

also nice surprise to see them doing Golden Kamui with a solid staff this time around ! wonder when they gonna air it..

also hyped for an original from Takahiro Omori, the dude is underrated as f. Looking forward to see whats hes been cooking for 10 years.

Oct 16, 2017 5:38 AM by DatRandomDude

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