Thursday, December 21, 2006

:anime: 009-1 Attracts ADV

ANN, via the magazine Anime Insider, has learned that ADV Films has acquired the Shotaro Ishinomori-based show 009-1. Being a big fan of Ishimori (as his surname is sometimes written as) and of old-school-style animation, 009-1 piqued my interest due to its Cyborg 009-esque title and the design aspect of the show, whose fanservicy-fashion is unlike that of what I have seen of the mangaka's work so far. Besides that, it looks pretty interesting. ADV seems to be having a ball of recent licensing big-name titles (Le Chevalier d'Eon) and big franchise/legacy titles (Keroro Gunso/Sgt. Frog, and this one). Maybe ADV will pick up the original manga series, as well? Probably not, but it would make a nice tie-in with the series itself, especially as a special edition pack per volume, or every-other-one (not exactly ADV's style, either, but still).

Hopefully, I can rummage around for few episodes to see if it is worthwhile to get when it is solicited.

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