Production I.G. Reveals New CG Anime Film
Production I.G. has formally revealed its development of a full CG anime film titled “Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror” (Hottarake no Shima: Haruka to Maho no Kagami). The co-production with the Fuji TV network is co-authored by Hirotaka Adachi, better known as the “Otsuichi,” the author of the Goth novel and the Calling you manga, and Shinsuke Sato (director of the 2001 Princess Blade sci-fi action film), who will also direct the film. The film is tentatively scheduled for a summer 2009 release.
The film is the story of teen girl “Haruka,” who gets lost in a mystical world of creatures that collect the forgotten and abandoned treasures of childhood.
Reportedly the film is being created with a new proprietary animation system that translates hand-drawn images into 3D CG. Production I.G. and Fuji TV hope that this new animation technology will allow them to compete with the popularity of major Hollywood produced CG animation films.