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Studio Pierrot Produces Netflix Exclusive Anime Series 'Hero Mask'

by Vindstot
Nov 2, 1:49 AM | 55 Comments
An official website opened for an original anime titled Hero Mask on Friday. Studio Pierrot is producing series exclusively for Netflix. The first part of the anime containing 15 episodes will debut worldwide on December 3.

Synopsis
Now there's a mysterious Mask before James Blood, and the man behind it is one that shouldn't exist. What is the mystery surrounding this mask...?

So begins an action-packed crime story set in a beautiful city!

Cast
James Blood: Yasuyuki Kase (Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider)
Sarah Sinclair: Yuuko Kaida (Mekakucity Actors)
Lennox Gallagher: Junpei Morita (Naruto: Shippuuden)
Edmond Chandler: Kentaro Takano
Harry Creighton: Kouki Uchiyama (Devilman: Crybaby)
Geffrey Connor: Yutaka Aoyama (Drifters)
Steven Martland: Takayuki Sugou (Jigoku Shoujo)
Richard Burner: Yutaka Nakano (Ghost in the Shell)
Monica Campbell: Haruka Shibuya (Lupin III: Chi no Kokuin - Eien no Mermaid)
Fred Faraday: Tomoyuki Shimura (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Grimm: Yuichi Karasuma (Uchuu Kyoudai)
Eve Palmer: Yukiyo Fujii (Amagi Brilliant Park)
Anna Winehouse: Tomoko Miyadera (Gakuen Babysitters)

Staff
Director, Series Composition: Hiroyasu Aoki (Bakemono no Ko assistant director)
Character Design: Takahisa Katagiri (Psycho-Pass key animation)
Art Setting: Katsuya Yamada (Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku key animation)
Art Director: Yuki Sonoda (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou background art), Takashi Nakamura (Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda.)
Costume Design: Isao (Tokyo Ghoul style concept)
Color Design: Shiori Furushou (Halo Legends)
Director of Photography: Toshikazu Hisano (Angolmois: Genkou Kassenki)
Screen Design: sankaku△ (Nihon Animator Mihonichi episode 3)
Editing: Keisuke Yanagi (Harukana Receive)
Sound Director: Souichirou Kubo (Garo: Honoo no Kokuin)
Sound Effects: Mutsuhiro Nishimura (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt)
Music: Hisaki Katou (Thermae Romae)
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Production: Hero Mask Production Committee

PV


Official site: http://heromask.jp/
Official Twitter: @heromask_anime

Source: animate Times

Hero Mask on MAL

20 of 55 Comments Recent Comments

Cool poster and premise. Boring trailer.

Nov 4, 12:17 PM by modboy

So this is it? People drinking Tea or someshit..

S K I P

Nov 4, 7:51 AM by Huntik

So far very unimpressed by Drinking Coffee The Animation...
Maybe, I'll check the 1st ep, but the doubts are high.

Nov 4, 3:01 AM by me_here_me_there

That was a really beautiful trailer you can tell how much work they put into it to get people hyped! This is gonna be an instant 8~10/10!

Nov 3, 5:12 PM by Roloko

How I hate the Netflix Original tag. They may be called netflix originals and marketed as such, but in reality they don't have any involvement with them whatsoever. Just like normal TV Anime, they're funded by production comittees, which from all shows released so far, Netflix wasn't a part of. Shows also don't have higher budget or better schedule. Netflix is doing shit for the anime industry. It's just another platform for TV Anime.

On that note, I don't have a lot of high hopes for this show. Kinda reminds me of Psycho Pass, which I hated. Staff seems to be pretty meh as well and the character designs are looking really bland

Nov 3, 3:32 PM by MaceChan

This looks so good!

Nov 3, 2:50 PM by Mila91

Fuck you Netflix, both you and Amazon
Though Amazon is way worse

Nov 3, 11:31 AM by ahneeme

garydai said:
Most of the hate comes from them not releasing the episodes while it's airing. If you take that out of the equation I don't think they're doing a bad job. I'm a binge watcher so Netflix schedule doesn't really affect me.

I'm not exactly sure what counts as a Netflix anime. I think they're been involved in these shows?

https://myanimelist.net/anime/35120/Devilman__Crybaby
https://myanimelist.net/anime/32827/B__The_Beginning
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36039/AICO__Incarnation
https://myanimelist.net/anime/27783/Sword_Gai__The_Animation
https://myanimelist.net/anime/34338/Lost_Song
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36904/Aggressive_Retsuko_ONA
https://myanimelist.net/anime/34443/Baki

If every show they made was complete crap I would be worried, but I don't think that's the case. I hope they continue to make more anime.

I think the same devilman crybaby and b the beginning was very good

Nov 3, 9:47 AM by Farok672

Most of the hate comes from them not releasing the episodes while it's airing. If you take that out of the equation I don't think they're doing a bad job. I'm a binge watcher so Netflix schedule doesn't really affect me.

I'm not exactly sure what counts as a Netflix anime. I think they're been involved in these shows?

https://myanimelist.net/anime/35120/Devilman__Crybaby
https://myanimelist.net/anime/32827/B__The_Beginning
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36039/AICO__Incarnation
https://myanimelist.net/anime/27783/Sword_Gai__The_Animation
https://myanimelist.net/anime/34338/Lost_Song
https://myanimelist.net/anime/36904/Aggressive_Retsuko_ONA
https://myanimelist.net/anime/34443/Baki

If every show they made was complete crap I would be worried, but I don't think that's the case. I hope they continue to make more anime.

Nov 3, 8:03 AM by garydai

I'm kind of out of the loop here... why do people dislike Netflix?

Nov 3, 7:35 AM by TGWaltz

FoxyKaizoku said:
by funding this butchering of anime called "Westernized anime"

I don't see any "westernization" of the productions, it's simply a throwback to some old trends (80s, 00s, maybe?).

Nov 3, 6:52 AM by Rei366

Oho! Looks intense, and the coffee drinking scenes are great lol.
Can't wait for the release.

Nov 3, 1:19 AM by horii

well the animation looks less stilted than most Pierrot productions i guess

Nov 3, 1:07 AM by nicethings

Varris said:
caio_brb said:


Obligatory you don't know anything about the production of Tokyo Ghoul if you think Pierrot had anything to do with those decisions.

What? You honestly think the author said give this to your backup studio to ensure that the animation is absolute garbage. And don't forget to make sure the story doesn't make sense at all. Make sure you don't include any new music too. Sorry but this is 100% Pierrot's fault. Maybe a bit on the publisher for deciding to use them in the first place.
Also quick question when you say they have a good reputation in Japan where are you getting this from? I haven't found anything indicating whether it's good or bad.

Yeah. If you didn't know Ishida is involved with :re anime. Pierrot isn't some big bad boogeyman.

Nov 3, 1:03 AM by Z4k

FoxyKaizoku said:

By vomiting lots of money on barely-not-crisis studios, by funding this butchering of anime called "Westernized anime", by making a big promotion campaign out of poor anime.
Even if you hate the popular genre of traditional anime, you can't deny that there is some good in them, what good is in all that has Netflix in its name?
Their Godzilla is a perfect example.

....it's just bad anime gone digital. it won't make anything more interesting.

Nov 2, 10:07 PM by TomDay

Well PV looks interesting but at the same time it's Pierrot so I'm not expecting much. It's been a long long time since they've last made a "good" anime so this one is surely to be a miss.

Nov 2, 7:05 PM by AntwanMantilla

great combination, seriously. Pierrot's best work comes when they do the animation ahead of time rather than every week before release. I don't know if it'll actually be good, but at the very least, it'll look good

Nov 2, 4:34 PM by NG_Chloe

I wish they could show more relevant scenes (just a tiny bit).

Nov 2, 4:25 PM by xchyssa

japan lost the good directors?? whats happening?

Nov 2, 3:44 PM by anemonespotte

James... Blood...

Nov 2, 3:42 PM by MrAwesome2018

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