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Clive Barker Anime, Kojima & Sadamoto Twilight Art Contest?

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 Clive Barker
 Clive Barker
So I'm trying to catch up on all the news I missed yesterday and early this morning as I was working on fixing up our new office (read: putting museum putty under all my figures so that they can stay standing in the event of an earthquake), and there are two items here that threw me for a loop. Kinda wish it was WTF Wednesday.

The first is that horror author Clive Barker, of such tales as The Damnation Gameand Mr. Maximillian Bacchus and his Travelling Circus (as well as director of such films as 1987's Hellraiser and producer of the more recent 2008 film The Midnight Meat Train), is working on a horror anime with Japanese film maker Ryuhei Kitamura (2002's adaptation of the manga Alive, he also directed Midnight Meat Train).

 Sadamoto's Evangelion manga
 Sadamoto's Evangelion manga
The anime will be based on Barker's 1984 short story "In the Hills, the Cities," and no word yet on who will animate it or when it'll come out. I suppose it's not all THAT surprising, since Barker is a confessed comic book nerd himself, but still-- unexpected!

But wait, there's more! Two gods among men-- Evangelion mangaka and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima --are judging...wait for it...wait for it.... a fanart contest for Twilight. Joining them is a third judge, Ryuji Gotsubo, who illustrates Twilight in Japan, but you may also know him as the mangaka behind the shounen trio Sasameke, Sasamki, and Sasanaki. (Side note: he's also the brother of Masaru Gotsubo, who drew the manga version of Samurai Champloo and the more recent Yuzuko Peppermint.)

I think I'm more excited about a Clive Barker anime than in a Twilight fanart contest, regardless of the judges, but you gotta wonder if Kojima and Sadamoto are broke, or just bored?
constanzadellarosaon Nov. 3, 2009 at 12:43 p.m.
Sadamoto is certainly bored... or simply making this as an excuse for delaying the last stages of the Evangelion manga.
AjayRazon Nov. 3, 2009 at 3:41 p.m.
a clive barker anime.... YES!
Halberdierv2on Nov. 4, 2009 at 11:20 a.m.
im waiting for a house anime.

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