Designer Reveals "Big Hero 6" Anime Connection

Premiere screened at Tokyo International Film Festival

Big Hero 6, Disney's upcoming CG animated film based on an obscure Marvel Comics super hero team based out of Japan, made its world premiere this week at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and from English language outlets likes Variety and Hollywood Reporter, critical consensus is that it's surprisingly good! And, it has some surprising anime connections.


Shigeto Koyama, designer on Heroman, Eureka Seven, Star Driver, Captain Earth, Gunbuster 2 and now G-Reko has tweeted that he's getting an "Additional Visual Development' credit for work on the concept design for the movie's iconic Baymax.



Japanese cast includes Miho Kanno and  Koizumi Kotaro.


300 BayMax replicas are promoting the movie across Japan



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"Big Hero 6" is a heartfelt comedy adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, clean freak Wasabi No-Ginger, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a cutting-edge robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Big Hero 6" is directed by Don Hall ("Winnie the Pooh") and Chris Williams ("Bolt"), and produced by Roy Conli ("Tangled"). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.



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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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