Author Topic: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??  (Read 4764 times)

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So, while avoiding getting back to work, I had a little lightbulb go off over my head...

Looking at the staff/cast list from Blade, I thought "who's missing?"  Then I looked at the staff/cast list from the Mirai Nikki rumor -- not a lot of detail there on the design & animation team, but not really any overlap either ('cept Mashimo himself, of course).

Missing from both lists is Bee Train veteran character designer Yoko Kikuchi... that is to say, she's not on Blade, but the role is conspicuously missing from Mirai.  Adding her to that staff list would seem to be the core Bee Train dream ensemble, wouldn't it?  Almost an expected team that would be put together for a flagship series? 

Hmmm....

To really get into the most speculative of speculations, there was this line (badly translated) from the rumor:
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In April 2008 from future diary stations nationwide U anime decision and announcement.

What if that doesn't mean the show was going to air in April 2008, but be announced then?!?!

That little clue was fermented in the dark recesses of my brain when reading about the long rumored Bones production "Bonen Xamdou", where there's just been an "announcement of an announcment" -- which will occur in April 2008.

Hmmmm....

Okay, okay, now I really have to go back to work... :(
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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008, 02:38:33 PM »
Well, if the rumor is true (ahem), I sure hope Mashimo will pull off directing two things of this size simultaneously...

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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 02:48:43 PM »
 Hope you're right! :D

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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 10:24:54 PM »
Hmm. I'm sure it's not beyond him to oversee two series in a year, but it would be a first, I think, in his career.

Anyone know what Kajiura is up to these days?
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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 02:13:45 AM »
Hmm. I'm sure it's not beyond him to oversee two series in a year, but it would be a first, I think, in his career.

Nah, he has already done that before. See his article on the Pedia... Just that he never did anything that big at once.

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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 01:24:40 AM »
Mm...so des.
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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2008, 11:28:53 PM »
Mashimo could do it, he was directing Noir and writing, and directing, .hack//SIGN at the same time so yes he could do it.

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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2008, 04:10:01 PM »
No announcement, too bad. I'd warmed up to the idea of this project quite a bit. :-\
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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 07:26:09 PM »
It's baa-aaack....    ;D

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The shounen manga Mirai Nikki (未来日記) by Esuno Sakae will be getting an important announcement.

The announcement will appear on the obi strip which will be included with volume 10 of the Mirai Nikki manga. Volume 10 of the manga will be released on March 26th, 2010.

Source: MoonPhase Diary

Could this important announcement be a TV anime adaptation? we'll have to wait and see...

I wonder...  :D
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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2010, 11:24:12 PM »
That would be neat as there's precious little BT this year.
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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010, 05:57:55 PM »
I've learnt that "important announcement" can mean anything in newtype-speak (which I'm sure MoonPhase Diary uses liberally).

But one may dare to hope...
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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010, 07:00:13 PM »
An Anime series is starting to look more plausable.  I just found out at Anime News Network

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lists a "premium anime DVD" as a bundled extra in the limited edition of 11th Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) manga volume, as well as an original anime DVD in the limited edition of the ninth Sora no Otoshimono manga volume. Both manga volumes with the DVDs will ship in September. The Future Diary premium anime DVD will contain the entire contents of a "pilot anime," while the Sora no Otoshimono original anime DVD will have an episode that did not air during the manga's television anime series adaptation.

As you can see there isn't any real detail as to who or what created this pilot anime.  However in TV a pilot can often lead to a full series being developed if it tested well.

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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2010, 06:44:17 PM »
Sorry everyone, that looks to be a no go on Bee Train.

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Re: Starting a rumor: "Blade of the Immortal" AND "Mirai Nikki"??
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 11:15:16 PM »
No announcement, too bad. I'd warmed up to the idea of this project quite a bit. :-\

I got around to ordering the first volume of "Mirai Nikki" and now I've changed my mind. It was actually pretty good up until the introduction of a contestant who attacked the main character's school trying to kill him. At that point it got so ridiculously over the top. Not going to continue with the series.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2010, 11:40:38 PM by Teufel »
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