Established on June 14, 2011 by Masao Maruyama –producer and co-founder of the Madhouse studio–, Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association (MAPPA) celebrated this Sunday a special event called STAGE MAP 2021 -10th Anniversary- from the J: CON Hall Hachioji convention center in Tokyo. The gala could be viewed online around the world through the official YouTube channel de MAP.
With the presence of numerous special guests, the prominent Japanese studio shared new promotional materials for some of its upcoming projects such as the second part of Attack on Titan: The Final Season and the long-awaited first glimpse of Chainsaw Man, in addition to announcing two new original productions.
Next, we review everything announced during MAPPA STAGE 2021:
The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace
MAPPA shared a new trailer for the manga adaptation written by Amahara and illustrated by Coolkyousinnjya. The promotional trailer allows us to hear a preview of opening titled “Seija no Kōshin” and it will be performed by Tatsuya Kitani.
The series is scheduled to premiere on July 22 and will feature simulcast and Crunchyroll.
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The first original project announced was tak op.Destiny, an anime that will be co-produced by MAPPA and Madhouse studio (Death Note). The series will emerge from the multimedia project notice. by Bandai Namco Arts and DeNA, which will also include a video game.
Set in the year 2047, the plot will revolve around the “Musicatrs”, young women who with the power of music taunt grotesque monsters known as “D2”, who emerged from a dark meteor that fell on Earth.
Yuuki Itoh (Granblue Fantasy the Animation) serve as director; Kiyoko Yoshimura (The God of High School) will be in charge of supervising the scripts; Yoshihiro Ike (Dororo) will compose the music and Reiko Nagasawa (secondary character designer in Overlord III) will adapt LAM’s original character designs for animation. DeNA and Oji Hiroi (creator of Sakura Wars) are credited for original work.
tak op.Destiny It will premiere on October 5, 2021.
Attack on Titan: The Final Season – Part 2
The panel dedicated to the final season of Attack on Titan He left us only a new promotional image that anticipates Eren’s meeting with Ymir Fritz.
Production is scheduled to return sometime in the upcoming winter season via Funimation and Crunchyroll.
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It’s here! We have a teaser trailer of the long-awaited manga adaptation Chainsaw Man de Tatsuki Fujimoto.
Although a release date has not yet been released, the studio confirmed the promising staff who will be in charge of the production: Ryū Nakayama (director of episodes of Jujutsu Kaisen) as director; Hiroshi Seko (Jujutsu Kaisen) como guionista; Kazutaka Sugiyama (Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation) as character designer and Kensuke Ushio (DEVILMAN Crybaby) as a composer. You can know more details HERE.
Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō
To close the event, MAPPA announced that it will produce Mari Okada’s second feature film titled Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōjō. The original film is described as a “first love fantasy story” between two young men who struggle against their destiny in an uncertain world.
Okada is best known for her prolific career as the screenwriter behind works such as anohana: The Flower We Saw that Day, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, The Anthem of the Heart, Her Blue Sky u O Maidens in Your Savage Season, in addition to writing and directing the acclaimed film Maquia: The Story of Eternal Love (2018).
The project will have the participation of some of the key members of the staff who worked on Maquia, including Tadashi Hiramatsu as assistant director; Yuriko Ishii as character designer and chief animation director; in addition to Kazuki Higashiji as art director. Masaru Yokoyama (Her Blue Sky) will compose the music.
MAPPA stressed that it cannot yet announce an estimated release date, but that its team is already fully in production on the film.
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