According to Anime!Anime!, GONZO will produce a TV anime series with Malaysian producer Funcel
and Malaysian Film Development Board. It's a 24 min x 26 episode adventure anime titled "Satria - The Warriors of the 7 Elements" (target audience: 9 - 14 years old children) and will be aired in Malaysia in 2012. Kitakubo Hiroyuki will direct the series.
Kitakubo tweeted that he is an advisor of the anime not the director. Judging from his reaction, there is a breakdown of communication between GONZO and Kitakubo.
, Kitakubo's twitter
on Sep 1st]
Oh, I have to work on an unenjoyable job! Malaysian government wants to produce animation, and they asked a Japanese company to produce one because they don't have the know-how. The Japanese company has outsourced 22 episodes out of 26 to Chinese studios and the budget for one episode is two million yen![/quote]
note: the standard budget for one Japanese anime episode is 9 - 20 million yen.