Production I.G announces the production of a new animated feature film, 009 Re:Cyborg, based on the Cyborg 009 characters created by Shotaro Ishinomori and directed by Kenji Kamiyama, the world-acclaimed director of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series and Eden of the East. The full-CG, stereoscopic 3D movie will be theatrically distributed in Japan in fall 2012 by Production I.G and T-Joy. Kenji Kamiyama himself is writing the script for the new film, which is going to be set in the present days. The main staff gathered around the project includes some of Japan’s top creators who have already collaborated with Kamiyama in his previous works. Gato Aso (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit) is in charge of character design duties, the score will be composed by Kenji Kawai (Eden of the East), while the background art will be by Yusuke Takeda (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit). The animation is produced in collaboration with Sanzigen, one of Japan’s up-and-coming CG studios.

Original Concept: Shotaro Ishinomori
Director / Screenplay: Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eden of the East)
Music: Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers)
Character Design: Gato Aso (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit)
Animation Director: Daisuke Suzuki
Background Art: Yusuke Takeda (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
Producer: Tomohiko Ishii (The Sky Crawlers, Eden of the East)
Animation: Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) Sanzigen (Towanoquon)

Chris Arrant

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