Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Shangri La by Range Murata

Shangri La by Range Murata
Original post from Sankaku Complex and Moon Phase:

A TV anime adaptation of sci-fi novel Shangri-La has been announced. Perhaps most notably, the art design will be provided by the great 村田蓮爾 / Range Murata, so that alone should be interesting to see.

You could be forgiven for never having heard of the novel, by Okinawan author 池上永一 / Eiichi Ikegami, as it seems mainly known by way of its serialisation in New Type magazine.

Details of the cast are undecided, but it is set to be produced by Gonzo, and be directed by 別所誠人 / Masato Bessho, who was involved in the production of Death Note and Bleach, amongst others. Some mixed reactions are already apparent to the Gonzo involvement, and we have to wonder how that will turn out. They aren’t that bad, surely?

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Q: I know heck about the Shangri La novel, but if its art design by Range Murata, that's all it takes! I love his artworks of Last Exile and ROBOT, amongst many others. If you find the above and below artworks familiar, then we're talking. An anime adaptation of the novel~!? I can't wait~!!
I wun mind the GONZO's involvement though~ they've got great titles under their belt which are all those that I've watched, or wanna watch, or are currently watching :

Strike Witches
The Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk
Special A
Samurai 7
Bakuretsu Tenshi
Saishū Heiki Kanojo
and many more!

Stay tuned for more updates in time to come!

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