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IG Port Plans a Sequel To a Big Hit Series

by dtshyk
Aug 5, 2010 7:40 AM | 67 Comments
According to the statement of accounts of IG Port (the parent company of Production I.G and XEBEC), a sequel to a "big hit" TV series will be produced by 2013.

IG Port announced a significant amount of loss in the second quarter of 2010. Sengoku BASARA, Higashi no Eden and To LOVE-Ru have contributed to the sales but they couldn't compensate for the bad loans of Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Fukkatsu-hen and the failure of Hottarake no Shima ~Haruka to Mahou no Kagami~. Taking responsibility of the huge loss, one of the executive directors of IG Port resigned the post and the personnel expenses will be cut down by the reduction of the bonus and the salary-cut of the administrators. IG Port expects 15% increase in the sales by the production of the "big hit" series in 2Q 2013.

Source: IG Port (PDF file)

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We're talking about a big franchise, not some kikoo emo random shit like pandora hearts

Aug 10, 2010 10:38 AM by _NiKi_

xXnagashiXx said:
well deserved losses. higashi no eden was highly overrated..

Eden of the East was a huge clusterfuck. I don't understand why it got such high ratings.

Aug 10, 2010 4:28 AM by Perplex

well deserved losses. higashi no eden was highly overrated and sengoku basara was total shit

Aug 9, 2010 9:21 PM by Nagashi_Nine

I want Pandora Hearts or Kimi ni Todoke! I have a feeling it's Pandora Hearts, considering how there's not material to work with from the manga right now. Although the anime ending was just crappy and I can't really see how they're gonna go from that.
If it's Ghost in the shell I have at least 2 years to watch it XD

Aug 6, 2010 9:59 AM by holypoop

I hope is pandora hearts :33

Aug 6, 2010 6:55 AM by TiagoCosta

[sarcasm]I thought it was confirmed that Pandora Hearts Brotherhood was slated for a 2015 release.[/sarcasm]

Aug 6, 2010 5:34 AM by HawthorneKitty

alexcampos said:
The OVAs were really good and they were made by IG, but I don't think it will be Tsubasa, although, I would love it if it were.

They could do a remake from the beginning, and this time they'll do it right, with all the blood, drinking and violence intact.
I love the OVAs to death, but in the end, they're not a tv series and I'm not sure how popular the OVAs were anyway. I'm still willing to be pleasantly surprised though =)

game8910 said:
GitS is a big possibility, but other choices could also be Higashi no Eden, Tsubasa, Pandora Hearts (XEBEC) or even a new Kimi ni Todoke
Oh god, how did I not think of Pandora Hearts? Probably because I'm still skeptical about how well received PH was and also that continuity killing original ending. I will scream in joy if this is it though ^^.

Aug 6, 2010 5:19 AM by Kantarou

GiTS !!!

Anything else i will be disapointed .

Aug 6, 2010 2:40 AM by AceIII

johnnyd said:
Seirei no Moribito Season 2 and Season 3 please!!!



I love this guy.

Besides dont you think if it was Gits, their profits would increase MORE than 13 % ?

Aug 6, 2010 12:28 AM by koreye

I really hope for a 2nd season of Kimi ni Todoke!! I wouldn't mind Pandora Hearts or Tsubasa either though!

Aug 5, 2010 8:12 PM by EuphoricField

GHOST IN THE SHELL ! !

Aug 5, 2010 7:44 PM by Melman88

BLeakXBuRSTX19 said:
kodial said:
GAAAH?!?!? Pandora Hearts? Kimi ni Todoke?! Higashi no Eden???

I swear, I'm gonna found a shadowy organization and we'll hunt down and "take away" whoever want the sequel such anime shows instead of Ghost in the Shell! >:[



count me in



^Listen to these people.



johnnyd said:
Seirei no Moribito Season 2 and Season 3 please!!!


Or this guy.

Aug 5, 2010 6:50 PM by Mormegil

Ranivus said:
...Patlabor is a movie.


Patlabor is a series, 3 OVA, and 3 Movies.

Aug 5, 2010 5:46 PM by AccipiterF1

yun90 said:
Kvakond said:
Too bad it all ends in 2012

you seriously believe that?

game8910 said:
GitS is a big possibility, but other choices could also be Higashi no Eden, Tsubasa, Pandora Hearts (XEBEC) or even a new Kimi ni Todoke

ohhh I hope it'll be Pandora Hearts :D


Boom.

It only makes sense that it's going to be pandora heart's. At least to me.

Aug 5, 2010 5:38 PM by NotSoEpicMuffinz

Pandora <3
or Tsubasa would be the shit too. :)

Aug 5, 2010 5:14 PM by MallyMalMal

Kiru_im_Ufo said:
fertygo said:
GiTS

No way in the hell Pandora Hearts or Kimi ni Todoke sequel needs 3-4 year of development.


You sure? The Manga of Pandora Hearts isn't exactly where you could easily pull of a new season right away. Waiting 2years before starting would however be very possible.
(Also I really don't think they'll produce something over 2years long if they want to increase their sales. Anime is expensive, but you don't really need to overdo it...)

Anyway, 2013.. who knows if I still like anime by then or whatever. Nothing really to think about.


I just has to be GiTS... I see no other project that requires three years to produce....

Tachikoma FTW!!!

alexcampos said:
Yeah, I would guess that it is Ghost in the Shell also.

I don't really care since I never really liked Ghost in the Shell, I just found it really boring and too dramatic.


Obviously, GiTS is not Bleach. And by the way, Bleach is way more dramatic....

Aug 5, 2010 5:06 PM by wakka9ca

TJR said:
It doesn't take three years to prepare sequels for adaptations like Kimi ni Todoke or Pandora Hearts (which wasn't that big of a seller either). Higashi no Eden isn't established enough for a three year wait, which would kill any momentum.

It's got to be something big and established like GitS.

I'd love to see Nadesico, but that's pretty unlikely.


I never thought of that...I would rather see a sequel to Nadesico than GiTS but if it's a sequel to GiTS I wouldnt mind at all but it could also be a xxxHolic sequel, more FLCL would be nice too and Kimi ni Todoke

Aug 5, 2010 3:09 PM by BleakBurst

fertygo said:
GiTS

No way in the hell Pandora Hearts or Kimi ni Todoke sequel needs 3-4 year of development.


You sure? The Manga of Pandora Hearts isn't exactly where you could easily pull of a new season right away. Waiting 2years before starting would however be very possible.
(Also I really don't think they'll produce something over 2years long if they want to increase their sales. Anime is expensive, but you don't really need to overdo it...)

Anyway, 2013.. who knows if I still like anime by then or whatever. Nothing really to think about.

Aug 5, 2010 2:51 PM by Kiru_im_Ufo

GiTS

No way in the hell Pandora Hearts or Kimi ni Todoke sequel needs 3-4 year of development.

Aug 5, 2010 2:32 PM by fertygo

it will prob come down to Pandora Hearts and Ghost in the Shell

I'm with Pandora Hearts XD

Aug 5, 2010 2:20 PM by Inarius