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Internal Data of Katanagatari Leaked [Update Jan 7]

by dtshyk
Jan 5, 2010 12:07 AM | 43 Comments
On January 5th, a large amount of the production material of Katanagatari was leaked to the file sharing. The data includes the character designs, the draft storyboards up to episode 8, and the scenarios up to episode 10.

Leaked OP animation (Youtube)

Judging from the ID of the FTP, the source of the leak is probably one of the staff of White Fox, Koresawa Hideyuki's directory.

Source: Gigazine

Story by nextday

Updated on January 7th
White Fox admitted that their FTP server was hacked and concealed data was stolen. They apologized to the companies involved and the fans. They will investigate the case with Tokyo Metropolitan Police.

Source: White Fox official website

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never saw any of that, in class I guess.

Still, from outside anime community, simply in context of the art and concept visuals, stunning. Although, I was taken aback by the Lil' Orphan Annie eyes, I realized later that it was an indicator of characters' essential innocence, or rather stunted development- take your pick.

While being short it doesn't give time to becomes bored, it's also bittersweet to see it finish.

Apr 17, 2011 2:17 AM by Hana_Ogi

:'(

Jul 12, 2010 6:46 AM by Yanoflies

So that explains why I saw it on a torrent a few days ago. Sucks...

Jan 6, 2010 5:45 PM by Maximatum99

YouTube said:
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Fuji Television Network, Inc..

yeah, certainly not any kind of publicity stunt... just unfortunate, and will probably result in heads rolling and damages lawsuits against the employee(s) who leaked it.

still kinda disappointed though since I missed it and kinda wanted a preview. :3

Jan 6, 2010 5:13 PM by saka

They removed the op saying that Fuji tv have the copyright well that was fast

Jan 6, 2010 7:59 AM by Dudeonly767

HoaRy said:
Still looking forward to those funny eyes 8D

yeah me too

Jan 6, 2010 6:56 AM by Mr_Gutts

kashim said:
Anyway, the novel is ,from what I've read, sh!t, so it's most probably a publicity stunt :F
It's by — surprise — Nishio Ishin, the same one who wrote Bakemonogatari. Shit it is not.
EDIT: You know, I have absolutely no basis for that. But who cares.


Well, tha novel has some flaws, more on than in Animesuki threas about this anime. Regarding Bakemonogatari, it's one of the few recent anime I've dropped =]

Jan 6, 2010 12:56 AM by kashim

rron1993 said:
Why do you guys even post a link for the opening, isn't it bad that it was leaked already.

use your own searching skill dude, its not that hard to find stuff like this on internet these days...
windy said:

kimmyt said:
Kawaii sou...
Very sad. As if anyone cares for some images.
Lol, don't post Japanese if you're not sure what it means.

aha, nice one ! lol

Jan 5, 2010 10:14 PM by fertygo

Why do you guys even post a link for the opening, isn't it bad that it was leaked already.

Jan 5, 2010 8:57 PM by rron1993

I really like the OP song. The art looks really, really simple though...maybe it'll grow on me.

kimmyt said:
Kawaii sou...
Very sad. As if anyone cares for some images.
Lol, don't post Japanese if you're not sure what it means.

Jan 5, 2010 7:23 PM by windy

Will give it a try when the first episode is out.

Oh my producers: White Fox. Do not want.

Jan 5, 2010 7:16 PM by Hakua

Proxy_One said:
I can't help but notice certain words like DRAFT screenplays being used. I would hope that the majority of anime fans would take the high road here and not look at the leaked information and wait for the FINISHED product to be shown on Japanese TV.
you put too much faith in us

Jan 5, 2010 7:11 PM by CottonCandyLover

Looks interesting. I'll still watch it.

Jan 5, 2010 5:47 PM by Omegaoveride

Too bad for the animation team. They must be pissed. But at least I'm watching this anime now.

Jan 5, 2010 4:29 PM by Pw3age

I can't help but notice certain words like DRAFT screenplays being used. I would hope that the majority of anime fans would take the high road here and not look at the leaked information and wait for the FINISHED product to be shown on Japanese TV.

Jan 5, 2010 3:01 PM by Proxy_One

viesiu said:
And the opening is imo nothing special :/ Kinda disappointmend :o
Just glad the opening is better than the ending of fairytail..XD

Feel bad for the production team though..

Jan 5, 2010 2:25 PM by Valentiln

Evil<justice

Jan 5, 2010 2:15 PM by Cordelia

damn! All that hard work only to be leaked >:\

Jan 5, 2010 1:30 PM by Puali_huntess

Fail.

Jan 5, 2010 12:05 PM by iTom

the op just changed my mind i will give it a go

Jan 5, 2010 11:44 AM by Corpse69

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