Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Next Big Work of Art is Coming! (Get Ready!)

Production I.G.'s Sky Crawlers Page

Are you ready to be exhilarated? World's reknown, and the favorite film director of mine, Mamoru Oshii (creator of Ghost in the Shell, Innocence, among others), is about to present a brand new animated film, The Sky Crawlers, based on Mori Hiroshi's popular novel of same title about Kildren, children of future who are inflicted with eternal adolescence, haunted by war created by adults.

This film is to be the next full-featured animation work by Oshii, after highly-praised Innocence. Upon finishing the novel, Oshii praised the book regarding it as...

"a work that should be made into a movie for young people now. ... It is time to face this new perception to our existence through the Kildren, who live indefinitely in eternal adolescence, and this theme should be dealt with now."
Upon the news, the author gave his consent on the spot.

Are you excited? I certainly am! It'll be releasd in this summer! Not sure how long it'll take to come to the state side, but I sure will watch it soon after the release, watch it when it's released here, and get a DVD (or Blu-Ray, since I prolly own a Blu-Ray player by then. Hopefully.)!

Oh, joy!


Son of Bryce said...

(Stumbled upon your blog through Gamasutra.)

Awesome news! I've been out of touch with anime for a while and it's good to know another Oshii film is coming. I love epic animation movies.

Innocence is one of those movies that gets better for me every time I watch it. Depth. The new details that pop-out in the artwork and story.

Peter Park said...

His works are full of symbols, hidden meanings, and even down to the smallest detail, it has meaning.

The only thing about his works are that they're so serious that one can only watch it when absolutely ready to think. Hard.

This one, he says, is more entertainment than philosophical work. I can't exaggerate my excitement!