Sunday, December 07, 2008

New Bee Train in 2009: "Phantom 〜Requiem for the Phantom〜"

Subject: Noir

I had been halfheartedly scanning my usual news sources for any hint of any kind of Bee Train news, and it turns out I completely missed it when it finally showed up. D'oh!

Forum member AlexShadow spotted this on ANN loooong before I did:

The January issue (on sale on December 10) of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine will announce that the multimedia studio Nitroplus and writer Gen Urobuchi are adapting their Phantom of Inferno visual novel software as a television anime series. Phantom 〜Requiem for the Phantom〜 will feature the director Koichi Mashimo and series script supervisor Yousuke Kuroda.

Yoshimitsu Yamashita, Mutsumi Sasakir, Yoko Kikuchi and other artists will adapt the game characters for anime. The anime studio Bee Train will be in charge of production. The original game was previously adapted in 2004 as a three-volume video anime series, Phantom - The Animation.

Yousuke Kuroda! Ah, that's excellent news! Hang on for more info as to whether or not we can expect a Yuki Kajiura soundtrack or not. Fingers crossed!

The official site isn't up just yet.

More Phantom anime news and speculation in the Forum...

UPDATE: Scan of the announcement; guess there's not much news there:

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