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Original TV Anime 'Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai' Announced

by tsubasalover
Sep 12, 2018 8:22 PM | 34 Comments
An official website has launched announcing an original TV anime titled Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai. The series, directed by Tsutomu Mizushima with series composition by Michiko Yokote, is slated for this winter.

Staff
Director, Sound Director: Tsutomu Mizushima (Girls & Panzer series)
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote (Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san)
Original Main Character Design: Hidari (Phantom in the Twilight)
Character Design: Shou Sugai (Juushinki Pandora opening animation director)
Military Supervisor: Shigeyuki Ninomiya (Kuromukuro)
Military Setting: Tetsuya Nakano, Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D manga story), Jirou Tokihama (Sensha Girls Shougi mangaka)
Setting Cooperation: Seiichi Shirato (Steins;Gate 0 data cooperation)
Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Kanbe (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai series director)
3D Director: Hisashi Egawa (Berserk CG director), Ten Hirota (Berserk overall CG animation)
Technical Director: Keita Mizuhashi (Berserk)
Asset Director: Kentarou Kogusuri (live-action Dororo CG modeler)
Animation Episode Director: Yuusaku Saotome (Fairy Tail episode director)
Chief Animation Director: Touko Nakamura (Yowamushi Pedal animation director)
Animation Director: Shouta Ueno (Dame x Prince Anime Caravan)
Art Director: Kazuo Ogura (Shoukoku no Altair)
Art Setting: Nobuhito Sue (Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season art director), Sakura Ogawa
Color Design: Aiko Yamagami (Devils Line)
Director of Photography: Kentarou Kashiwagi (Ninja Slayer From Animation), Takamasa Hatakeyama (Berserk composition lead)
Editing: Masato Yoshitake (Koi to Uso)
Music: Shiro Hamaguchi (Shirobako)
Sound Effects: Yasumasa Koyama (Poputepipikku)
Sound Mixer: Takayuki Yamaguchi (Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro sound director)
Production: Digital Frontier
Studio: GEMBA
Animation Frames Production: WAO World

Cast
Kirie: Sayumi Suzushiro (High Score Girl)
Enma: Eri Yukimura (Golden Kamuy)
Kate: Sayaka Nakaya (Fushigi na Somera-chan)
Leona: Asami Seto (WIXOSS series)
Zara: Hibiku Yamamura (Island)
Chika: Miyu Tomita (Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes)

Teaser


A smartphone game by Bandai Namco Entertainment has also been announced for release next winter. The cast members will also appear on Tokyo Game Show 2018 stage on September 21.

Official site: https://kotobuki-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @kotobuki_PR

Source: Moca News

Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai on MAL

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Aww man...Not one but two airplane anime next winter? And they brought Digital Frontier into this too? And it's full of cute girls that are going to help sell their gacha game? Damn it! I was hoping that Satelight wouldn't have any competition next season. Well it's going to be between this and Girly Air Force...And I'm biased towards Satelight, so I'm going to have to skip this next season and wait for it to finish airing so that I can watch it later...

Oct 24, 2018 11:59 PM by Tarotist

New key visual w. new characters (cast not revealed yet)
OP: "Soranone (ソラノネ)" by ZAQ
ED: "Tsubasa wo Motsumonotachi (翼を持つ者たち)" by Kirie (CV: Sayumi Suzushiro), Enma (CV: Eri Yukimura), Kate (CV: Sayaka Nakaya), Leona (CV: Asami Seto), Zara (CV: Hibiku Yamamura), Chika (CV: Miyu Tomita) (Song produced by ZAQ)
Winter 2019 via Tokyo MX, TV Aichi. MBS, and BS11
PV1 also revealed.
https://natalie.mu/comic/news/305137

Complete production pre-screening event on December 12 and 15 w. talk show w. casts.
https://moca-news.net/article/20181028/2018102812000a_/01/

Oct 24, 2018 9:10 PM by tsubasalover

Sep 26, 2018 1:38 AM by tsubasalover

Wasshio said:
Hellitself said:


I definitely agree about CG as a whole, but I'm more concerned about the people behind the CG, and the fledgeling studios that I know nothing about. It's a trailer, they're gonna pick the best cuts from the show they can without spoiling anything.

At least we've got Kemurikusa to look forward to in terms of CG.

Oh yeah don't get me wrong when I saw the people behind the CG side it's... well, concerning.

All I'm saying is that people will shoot up quickly and dismiss the series the moment when it's CGI when... even beforehand, animation studios have been relying on CG as a form of background years ago (more because of the transition to digital). While sure with the background part it's just half? Still...

If it's full CG I don't think that'll be an issue in itself as a whole. It's how they implement the CG, whether they can make it work or not.


That's fair. More good CG is a good thing in my book, as long as it establishes itself on its own and doesn't take over 2D animation like it has with American movies.

Sep 21, 2018 5:04 AM by Hellitself

Damn I don't like that CGI they are using at all. Will pass on this one.

Sep 21, 2018 4:58 AM by Gator

Hellitself said:
Wasshio said:
Personally I will never understand the logic of CG = automatically bad because, we had shows that had CG and can be still competent within either both sides or one side.

But with that being said I think the CG looks decent. Movements are a bit jarring but, it could have been a lot better. But considering the studios haven't done a whole lot ya know... its kinda expected, kinda.


I definitely agree about CG as a whole, but I'm more concerned about the people behind the CG, and the fledgeling studios that I know nothing about. It's a trailer, they're gonna pick the best cuts from the show they can without spoiling anything.

At least we've got Kemurikusa to look forward to in terms of CG.

Oh yeah don't get me wrong when I saw the people behind the CG side it's... well, concerning.

All I'm saying is that people will shoot up quickly and dismiss the series the moment when it's CGI when... even beforehand, animation studios have been relying on CG as a form of background years ago (more because of the transition to digital). While sure with the background part it's just half? Still...

If it's full CG I don't think that'll be an issue in itself as a whole. It's how they implement the CG, whether they can make it work or not.

Sep 21, 2018 4:56 AM by Wasshio

Sep 20, 2018 9:16 PM by tsubasalover

Wasshio said:
Personally I will never understand the logic of CG = automatically bad because, we had shows that had CG and can be still competent within either both sides or one side.

But with that being said I think the CG looks decent. Movements are a bit jarring but, it could have been a lot better. But considering the studios haven't done a whole lot ya know... its kinda expected, kinda.


I definitely agree about CG as a whole, but I'm more concerned about the people behind the CG, and the fledgeling studios that I know nothing about. It's a trailer, they're gonna pick the best cuts from the show they can without spoiling anything.

At least we've got Kemurikusa to look forward to in terms of CG.

Sep 20, 2018 4:03 PM by Hellitself

3D Director: Hisashi Egawa (Berserk CG director), Ten Hirota (Berserk overall CG animation)
Technical Director: Keita Mizuhashi (Berserk)


Uh Oh...

Sep 20, 2018 3:59 PM by Hellitself

CGI? Surely I'll skip this one.

Sep 14, 2018 6:18 AM by Detective1412

Personally I will never understand the logic of CG = automatically bad because, we had shows that had CG and can be still competent within either both sides or one side.

But with that being said I think the CG looks decent. Movements are a bit jarring but, it could have been a lot better. But considering the studios haven't done a whole lot ya know... its kinda expected, kinda.

Sep 14, 2018 6:14 AM by Wasshio

If this was an actual original series and not something obviously created to promote a mobile game, I might be more hopeful, but it isn’t… As far as I’m concerned, this is just another series based on a (upcoming) mobile game.

Honestly, I was expecting something much better after I heard about the announcement and saw the online counter page 2 days ago. This is hardly something to be excited, and hardly something that needed that kinda reveal.

Anyhow, the teaser was far from enticing, but it is a teaser, so...

Hidari doing the original character designs is nice though.

Sep 13, 2018 4:57 PM by zero-r

Not a fan of the PV yet but some of the staff listed has my interest.

I hope it will be as enjoyable as GnP. This seems like a similar version but with aircraft

Sep 13, 2018 12:14 PM by Stark700

Can be a solid show, at least the CG is already better than Berserk or anything from Polygon, and with direction/ series composition by Tsutomu Mizushima and Michiko Yokote, there is hope.

Sep 13, 2018 10:56 AM by Pylia

CG Saraka in Kado was cute, I've been wanting more like that. A Mizushima-directed pilot girls show is literally my dream anime that I've been asking for, and so is Endro. Hard to pick a most anticipated anime between those two and the now impending goth-moe doom of Tonari no Kyuuketsuki-san... but it's probably this. Winter is going to be insane.

Me to the anime industry right now

Sep 13, 2018 10:40 AM by nDroae

Bruh it's like the worst parts of brave witches with the worst parts of panzer. That's a nope.

Sep 13, 2018 10:37 AM by Phantom450

I wish the game was a console title or on the Switch, we need more military flight sim games especially with cute girls in them. That CG is jarring though, so I'll pass.

Sep 13, 2018 8:30 AM by Hoppy

Ah yes, the studio that helped Millepensee destroy any future hope of Berserk getting an anime, of course I'll be checking this out.

Sep 13, 2018 6:30 AM by joe_g7

Hey here I am hoping they did create Sanjo anime.

Sep 13, 2018 4:05 AM by NeoAnkara

I don't think CG = automatic trash show like a lot of people seem to, so I might check it out.

Sep 13, 2018 2:41 AM by TsukuyomiREKT

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