Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex director Kenji Kamiyama has released a new live-action promo for his adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori's classic sci-fi manga Cyborg 009. Meanwhile, Kamiyama's 009 Re:Cyborg has been doing a lot of promotional work featuring the cyborgs in their civilian clothes. Check them out after the jump.
The most featured advertisements in Japanese newspapers yesterday was Newgin's new pachinko machine "CR Cyborg 009 -Kizuna-". This is the second pachinko machine by Newgin following "Michinaru Kasoku he (to the unknown acceleration)" in May of 2009. Check the PVs after the jump.
Anime director Kenji Kamiyama (Eden of the East) has been merging his anime development with advertising work. His upcoming 009 Re:Cyborg film is being promoted in a new TV CM for the Staff Service company. See Cyborg 003 loaded out for office temp work after the jump!
"Nengajo" is Japanese New Year's Card. "Yahoo! Japan Nengajo", a web service run by HAKUHODO i-studio and Yahoo! Japan, has started selling "Charity Nengajo" featuring Japanese celebrities and popular anime characters, including Evangelion and Cyborg 009. A part of the profit will be donated to the disaster areas of the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake via Japan Red Cross in March 2012. Check the designs after the jump.
Kenji Kamiyama has revealed updated designs for his Cyborg 009 revival, 009 Re:Cyborg. Originally created by Shotaro Ishinomori in 1964, the ethnic caricatures of the international team of fugitive cyborgs didn't age too gracefully, so the idea of updating the crew for the 21st century has been the cause for some curiosity. Check out the results after the jump.
The site for Kenji Kamiyama's (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East) 009:Re Cyborg has posted a look at the process by which the classic sci-fi adventure revival will animate the fugitive heroes of Cyborg 009 in 3D. Check it out after the jump.
Production I.G announces the production of a new animated feature film, 009 RE:CYBORG, based on the Cyborg 009 characters created by Shotaro Ishinomori and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the world-acclaimed director of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series and Eden of the East. The full-CG, stereoscopic 3D movie will be theatrically distributed in Japan in fall 2012 by Production I.G and T-Joy. Kenji Kamiyama himself is writing the script for the new film, which is going to be set in the present days. The main staff gathered around the project includes some of Japan’s top creators who have already collaborated with Kamiyama in his previous works. Gato Aso (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit) is in charge of character design duties, the score will be composed by Kenji Kawai (Eden of the East), while the background art will be by Yusuke Takeda (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit). The animation is produced in collaboration with Sanzigen, one of Japan's up-and-coming CG studios.
In an online simul-streamed announcement, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Eden of the East director Kenji Kamiyama revealed that his next project is an update of Shintaro Inshonomori's team of fugitives sci-fi, Cyborg 009. The 3D film, titled 009 Re:Cyborg is scheduled to hit Japanese theaters in 2012. More after the jump.