A new anime project tied to the Fafner
franchise is being announced on said anime's official website
) today. It's titled Kiyasu Kohei no Sekai
(Kohei Kiyasu's World), as it will be written and directed by voice actor Kohei Kiyasu, from his "unique view of the world". Kiyasu previously voiced Fafner's Soushi Minashiro character throughout the franchise, so... no idea whatsoever where they're going with this one! Or whether or not it's a separate project from the Fafner sequel
anime that was announced last month.
The "next season of Code Geass
" - presumably the Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito
anime project that was first announced
back in April 2010 - is behind schedule, so it's currently planned for release in 2012, according to comments made by studio Sunrise's Masayuki Ozaki at Otakon on Sunday. Ozaki described
the project as taking place "in the same world as Lelouch [the protagonist of the earlier Code Geass anime] except with different characters (...) the stage is set in Europe, so we'll see a lot of European countries"
Next up, Copihan
- it's that anime project created by studio Gonzo in collaboration with character designer KEI (Hatsune Miku
) and, as it turns out
, it won't be a TV anime series as expected (at least not at first). Instead, Copihan will begin streaming on its exclusive Nico Nico Douga channel
this August 11 (and every other week afterwards). You can check its earlier trailer
locally, though it doesn't give away anything in terms of actual footage.
Another newly announced anime project is something called Gen-ei no Messiah: Blood of Fortune
- something about lolis with psychic powers, telling fortune with magical tarot cards, and solving supernatural cases. It's in the works at the 3D CGI studio Anima, who recently opened a website
for the project (via MAL
). Weird character designs
And for the final newsbit in this round-up, MangaGamer plans to start releasing adult anime titles (strictly hentai stuff, no "normal" anime licenses), in digital download-to-own format, before the end of 2011 - as announced
at their Otakon panel.