1987 anime led to the creation of Production I.G
Red Photon Zillion, a 1987 TV anime co-produced by Tatsunoko Productions and Sega, is coming soon to Japanese home video with a Bluray release. Zillion is a science fiction anime set in the far future in which a trio of teen heroes fight off an alien menace with the aid of the "Zillion Weapon System".
If the look of the Zillion laser guns seems familiar, that may be because the anime inspired the Light Phaser controller for the Sega Master System. Zillion is also considered to be the genesis of the Production I.G animation studio, which formed from animators who worked on the show.
The Red Photon Zillion Bluray box set contains all 31 episodes of the TV series as well as the 1988 Zillion: Burning Night OAV. It retails for 38,000 yen ($306.30 US) plus tax and is scheduled to release on September 25, 2015.
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