A new educational anime project has just been announced for July of this year: ElementHunter, a sci-fi adventure created by .hack//SIGN's Kazunori Ito and directors Yoshiaki Okumura (Antique Bakery) and Han Pyo Hong with the goal of teaching kids about the elements. Here's the rest of the staff list so far:
- Series Composition: Toshihisa Arai (?)
- Character Design: Daigo Okumura (Tales Of series, including Vesperia, Abyss, and Symphonia)
- Sci-Fi Creation: Ryuichi Kaneko (Gene Diver animation director; RahXephon design research; general sci-fi writer)
- Design Collaboration: Apuo Reino
Aaaand a website is already up, too. Looks a bit cooler than your average edu-tainment to me.