Shigurui To Be Animated!
Holy f****** shit! Okay, I knew this one was coming, but damn, seeing the announcement just makes me go “Yeees! Take that, biatch!!” Anyway, the tentative air date is July. The channel is WOWOW. The animation will be produced by Madhouse (who else?!). If done right, this mother could blow both Basilisk and Ninja Scroll out of the water. Mark my words!
Here is the announcement that came with the latest volume of Shigurui:
According to Animate TV, the series will be directed by Hirotsugu Hamazaki, the director of TEXHNOLYZE. Apparently, Takayuki Yamaguchi was very impressed by the storyboard Hamazaki showed him. Let’s hope this can translate into an impressive adaptation.
Two more staff members have been announced.
- Series Composition/Screenplay: Seishi Minakami
(He co-wrote the screenplay of Paprika together with Satoshi Kon; his other works include Yomigaeru Sora -Rescue Wings-, Asatte no houkou, Paranoia Agent, Alien 9, Boogiepop Phantom.)
- Character Design: Masanori Shino
(Black Lagoon [both seasons], Gungrave, Crest of the Stars)
The staff looks better and better with each new name. I’m starting to get a good feeling about this.