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Trailer for Dante's Inferno is Hellish

Circles of Hell, not Devils that Cry

  
  
Whoa... So you all may have heard of the Dante's Inferno game that EA is putting out. Granted, I'm not that excited about it, but they sure seem bent on promoting it in wacky ways. One of the considerably cool ones seems to be via an animated movie, featured above. Gia covered its announcement back in March, and Production I.G. has noted their involvement in the project, but I was expecting this.
 
Of course, the pedigree is pretty high, bringing together the minds behind Samurai Champloo, Ghost in the Shell, and other more "artistic" features.
 
The trailer promises an an animated epic and for once I think the term fits perfectly. Good job Manga Entertainment, I'm marking February 2010 on my calender.
MoonStormon Nov. 13, 2009 at 7 a.m.
Cool as long a you know it going to be a hell of a lot different form the book it's OK.
kira112on Nov. 13, 2009 at 7:03 a.m.

interesting
HeeroYuyon Nov. 13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.
Every time he yells "Beatrice" I can't help but think " Beatrice-sama" :P
Seriously though, this looks pretty awesome.
ethan staff on Nov. 13, 2009 at 9:35 a.m.
See I would watch this.  I read this in college.  Watching this as animation would have been cool for me back then. 
Lydian_Selon Nov. 13, 2009 at 9:36 a.m.
I can understand why they went down this road; I just wish they hadn't.
constanzadellarosaon Nov. 13, 2009 at 9:45 a.m.
Nevermind if it's faithful to Dante, this is über awesome.
 
Fact: although Dante was a poet, he knew how to fight. He took part in the battles between the Florentines and Ghibellines, and was one of the escorts of Charles Martel, son of the King of Naples, so it is not so odd to see him kicking some evil asses in hell.
Slimon Nov. 13, 2009 at 10:08 a.m.
 
OmegaMekixon Nov. 13, 2009 at 2:35 p.m.
A game and a anime movie. This both seem cool but something big is coming up, I can feel it. 
giaon Nov. 13, 2009 at 2:39 p.m.
@ethan: Somehow I suspect it won't be sold as a study aid ;)
Arjunaon Nov. 13, 2009 at 3:52 p.m.
Professor of Italian Literature at Stanford University, and renowned expert on all things Dante(a Dantista), Robert Harrison.  He is interviewed in the CBC radio program, Ideas.  Here is the link
 
And a link to his personal website/podcast.
Lanon Nov. 13, 2009 at 7:12 p.m.
Holy Hell (ahaha) that looks freakin' awesome! An anime adaptation of a Medieval classic--the geek in me squees!
 
 @constanzadellarosa: Smart cookie! I like people up on their medieval history. ;)
Soranthemanon Jan. 16, 2010 at 4:17 a.m.

I think it looks decent, but when you consider what these guys have made in the past, this looks a bit rushed and lazy.
John_Martoneon Jan. 18, 2010 at 12:01 p.m.
@Sorantheman: You've been here for 5 months and your 4th comment is on one of my articles, I feel honored.
 
On topic: I dunno, I'd consider it a bit more style then laziness. Between Shamploo and Ghost in the shell there are huge, huge differences. Plus, its a video game tie in, so yeah, you're probably right that this is probably more of a "doing it for the mortgage" kinda work.

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