Writer Kazuki Nakashima wrote some stuff about Kill la Kill for his Asahi Shinbun column:
-When coming up with the concept, they were very careful to not fall in the "Curse of Gurren-Lagann"; Kill la Kill has a different sort of atmosphere.
-In the most basic terms, Nakashima describes it as a show about the conflict between two super-powered high-school girls.
-(Kamen Rider)Fourze was also a show set in a high-school, but it's completely different from Kill la Kill; Nakashima feels they helped each other define their mutual identities. (In the TBS Radio, he quickly explained these ddifference: Fourze was a happy, cheerful story styled after an American high-school; Kill la Kill is a violent and more dramatic and somber story styled after the Meiji Era.)
-Nakashima doesn't want to sound cocky, but he said he had a lot of fun writing it.
-Despite not being originally inteded, the "amount of heat" is higher than that in Gurren-Lagann.
-Nakashima has done most of the writing himself; the show is more Nakashima-like and Imaishi-like than TTGL.
-The screenplay is already in the end-game; Nakashima is about to start writing the final episode.
-He hopes the fighting spirit of Trigger, who separated from Gainax to form their own company, will be reflected in KLK.
Having a higher amount of heat could mean a lot of things, but heat could also mean tension given off in battle. And for those unaware, Gurren Lagann was literally the size of a galaxy at the end, and therefore pretty powerful. For now it's only speculation, we'll have to wait until October to find out. But on an information sheet for the main character, the word galaxy is seen.
This is my list of the top 30 strongest anime & manga characters out there (a few are also from video games that have animes based off them). I'm alwauys perfecting this list, so any suggestions would be great.
This is my list of the top 30 strongest anime & manga characters out there (a few are also from video games that have animes based off them).
Exciting news for everyone. A new anime from the creators of Gurren Lagann (in their new studio Trigger) is to be released, named Kil La Kill. It is about the two girls fighting on a violent school campus. Other than one short the studio made before, this'll be the first show from Studio Trigger. This I's incredible news I'd say; will they be as big as galaxies in the end?
Very exciting news. Naoki Urasawa's 18 volume award-winning manga Monster is to be adapted into a live-action HBO series by Guillermo Del Toro. Del Toro will co-write the series with Steven Thompson (who wrote for Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes). Del Toro intends to direct, whereas Thompson wrote the pilot. Apparently, it took Guillermo Del Toro a while to persade Naoki Urasawa into being comfortable with Western adaptions of his work.
The pilot has already been written and handed into HBO. The series will be adapted on the condition that Naoki Urasawa reads each script before they are submitted. Steven Thompson will also be co-executive producer, along with Don Murphy and Susan Montford. Shogakukan, the original publisher of Monster, will be a consulting producer. According to Del Toro, the series is to say loyal to the original source, not adding anything else to increase the episode count. Thus the show will probably only last a season or two.
Guillermo Del Toro's current project, Pacific Rim, is set to hit cinemas in July. After that, there may just be a rise in the interest taken towards Monster. He (Del Toro) is also involved in the Justice League Dark Universe project. Naoki Urasawa is currently writing a dectetive manga series called Billy Bat.
This means that no doubt people will take a lot more interest in the original manga and it's other adaption, an anime series from 2004 which ran for an incredible 74 episodes. Recently, it was announced that the original series will be released in Australia on DVD by Siren Visuals (there are three anime publishers in Australia, Madman the alpha dog, Siren the underdog and Hanabee the new dog). The series will be released through 5 DVD sets, the first being released in November 2013. As of yet, no Blu-Ray or HD version of Monster exists (but as DVDs play on Blu-Ray players things will turn out fine). For those living in America, Monster has been out on DVD from Viz.
In related news, James Cameron has promised to make a movie of the manga Battle Angel: Alita. However, he has also said that this isn't likely to happen until 2017, due to his involvement in Avatar 2 & 3. Monster isn't the only new source material HBO have rights to; Neil Gaimans American Gods and its upcoming sequel is also being adapted by HBO, with Neil Gaiman himself writing the episodes and directed by Robert Richardson. The series is slatted to have six seasons, the first two being based off the first book. Gaiman states by the time the first book has been adapted, he would have written the sequel. A first-person shooter for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is being made by Nexon. It involves hacking and customizing your cyborg body, as well as Tachikoma combat.
Personally, I have to say this is hugely exciting news. I'm a big fan of 20th Century Boys, and with that almost done, I guess it'll be Monster I look to next. And just in time! I feel that HBO did an outstanding effort with their adaption of Game of Thrones. This seems to be a new step away from the terrible anime adaptions and a step towards classic anime adaptions. And though I'm yet to read or see Monster, the villainous blonde sadistic boy sounds familiar...