L.A.’s Anime Expo, the most important anime occasion in North America, wraps up at this time, so we’re trying again at 4 standout bulletins that caught our eye at this yr’s jam-packed version.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
This Studio Set off revival of the favored 2010s sequence was introduced ultimately yr’s Anime Expo, and this yr made an enormous splash by sharing a brand new teaser. The unique sequence’ director Hiroyuki Imaishi is again for the reboot together with animation director Sushio, author Hiromi Wakabayashi, and designer Shigeto Koyama. In line with Set off president Masahiko Otsuka, the studio has lengthy wished to revive Panty & Stocking however solely not too long ago acquired the rights from the present’s authentic producer Gainax.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is the story of two fallen angels who increase hell on earth whereas attempting to make their approach again into heaven. The unique present stood out for the best way it blended Japanese and Western animation kinds in a frantic and enjoyable story that all the time felt extraordinarily authentic.
Netflix’s beforehand introduced stop-motion sequence Pokémon Concierge shall be launched by the platform this December and obtained a brand new behind-the-scenes video at Anime Expo. Netflix hasn’t shared many plot particulars but, however a quick synopsis reads: “This pleasant stop-motion animation tells the story of a concierge named Haru, who works at a resort only for Pokémon, and the visitors who come to go to.”
Within the behind-the-scenes video, voice actor Non, who performs the voice of Haru, and the present’s director Iku Ogawa stroll viewers by means of dwarf studios Pokémon set, the place a number of cute puppets pop up.
Suicide Squad ISEKAI
WIT Studios and Warner Bros. Japan unveiled this new DC Comics animated sequence at their Anime Expo 2023 panel on Monday. The present, which obtained a quick teaser, shall be directed by Eri Osada from scripts by Tappei Nagatsuki and Eiji Umehara.
Isekai means “completely different world,” and the teaser definitely does appear to suggest that no less than a few of the Suicide Squad’s hottest villains, on this case Harley Quinn and Joker, shall be going through off with monsters and characters in distinctly otherworldly settings. There are pictures of floating islands, dragons, orc-looking horned creatures, and armored pig males.
Aniplex and Crunchyroll are teaming on an anime adaptation of the massively common webcomic Solo Leveling that shall be out there to stream on Crunchyroll earlier than the top of the yr. Together with the sequence announcement, Crunchyroll launched a teaser that included a number of nonetheless photos in addition to the manufacturing credit for the present. Sadly, there’s little or no animation within the teaser, so we’ll have to attend to get a greater thought of what the present will appear to be in movement.
A-1 Footage is producing the present, with Shunsuke Nakashige directing, Noboru Kimura writing, and Tomoko Sudo dealing with character design. The unique webcomic was created by Dubu, Chugong, and h-goon, and is offered on Tappytoon.