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Old 2008-09-08, 17:10   Link #1
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Shangri-La

The sci-fi novel Shangri-La by Ikegami Eiichi will be getting animated.

シャングリ・ラ
Shangri-La

Official anime site:
http://www.anime-shangri-la.jp/

The novel was published by Kadokawa Shoten in September 2005.
Its cover:

Spoiler:


Author: Ikegami Eiichi

A shounen manga adaptation of the novel is serialized in the shounen manga magazine Zoukan Ace Assault. It started serialization from the Spring 2008 issue of the magazine (released on March 12th, 2008). The manga is drawn by Karasuma Tasuku.

The first volume of the shounen manga Shangri-La was released on November 26th, 2008.

Cover:
Spoiler:


Shounen manga.
Drawn by: Karasuma Tasuku

Genre: Science Fiction

Staff:

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Original Work: Ikegami Eiichi
Director: Bessho Makoto
Series Composition: Oonogi Hiroshi
Creative Producer: Mori Takeshi
Character Design: RANGE MURATA
Creative Supervisor: Takeba Shingo
Design Works: Kusanagi Takuhito, Satou Hajime, Iida Umanosuke
Animation Production: GONZO

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Old 2008-09-08, 17:19   Link #2
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This is going to be cancelled like Murdock Scramble was, right?
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Old 2008-09-08, 17:21   Link #3
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Here's the basic summary from ANN.

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The story takes place in the middle of the 21st century when global warming has turned Tokyo into a tropical city. To reduce the temperature at the heart of the city by 5°C (9°F), the city is being reborn as the world's largest forest city. However, despite the flow of refugees to the new city of Atlas, there are not many residents who can actually live there. Moreover, anti-government guerillas are attempting to stop the forestation.
Sounds interesting enough.
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Old 2008-09-08, 18:50   Link #4
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Dang, I thought it was some side story to Noein >;\
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Old 2008-09-08, 18:53   Link #5
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Dang, I thought it was some side story to Noein >;\
I'll admit it, that's what i thought straight away when seeing the title of this thread.
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Old 2008-09-08, 22:23   Link #6
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I'll admit it, that's what i thought straight away when seeing the title of this thread.
My first actual thought was the new BeForU single. lol
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Old 2008-09-09, 00:12   Link #7
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Ooh, there's a cute bishoujo too, so I'm definitely watching this (lol).
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Old 2008-09-09, 01:04   Link #8
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An image from the mangaka's blog announcing the manga adaptation of the sci-fi novel Shangri-La:
http://blog.karasumatasuku.jp/?eid=598190
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Old 2008-09-09, 02:03   Link #9
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I love the artwork he does for COMIC Kairakuten so awesome.
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Old 2008-09-09, 02:33   Link #10
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Range Murata makes the chara-design so I am definitely watching this !
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Old 2008-09-09, 02:48   Link #11
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Range Murata makes the chara-design so I am definitely watching this !
That is my main reason for adding this to my "Must Watch" list. Range Murata is one of my favorite artists.
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Old 2008-09-09, 04:38   Link #12
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Old 2008-09-09, 06:33   Link #13
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Range Murata makes the chara-design so I am definitely watching this !
I very much agree with this. The story sounds interesting enough to watch, though with Range Murata character designs makes it a must watch.
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Old 2008-09-09, 12:17   Link #14
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I don't know the director, but for me the staff is not that bad (i don't expect too much form Gonzo but i think i'll give a chance to them for this). Mori Takeshi worked on various Bones anime such as Eureka7, Rah or Wolf's Rain which were, at least for the visual part, pretty good . Oohnogi's screenplays are generally decent if not well executed, both Arjuna and Noein had a quite solid plot. Even though this is not an original work i might aspect a satisfying adaptation of the novel, like the work he's doing in Birdy. Murata is an amazing illustrator, his chara was the only reason that keep me watching Last Exile till the end.

However, even i'll be glad to see more Murata, some illustration of Shangri-La were done by Kenichi Yoshida. Here same samples while the rest is on his site:

Actually i like Yoshida's style even more than Murata's so that's a pity he isn't the animation director/chara design :/
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Old 2008-09-09, 14:28   Link #15
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I very much agree with this. The story sounds interesting enough to watch, though with Range Murata character designs makes it a must watch.
Totally agree as I said in the new announcement thread, one of my favorite artists After the sad cancellation of Mardock Scramble, it's great to know he's working a new scifi series.
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Old 2008-09-09, 22:27   Link #16
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The story itself sounds like it would be a good watch.

Sci-fi animes are starting to take a place with me; ie Jyu oh Sei, Toward the Terra, Heroic Age, etc. Hopefully this one will be awesome too.
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Old 2008-09-10, 13:06   Link #17
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I like Range Murata's style, though I preferer other artists.

It seems Gonzo will be doing a lot of interesting series, isn't it?
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Old 2008-10-26, 06:42   Link #18
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The novel has been re-released by Kadokawa Shoten in 2 volumes Bunko format.

Covers of the volumes:

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Published under the Kadokawa Bunko label.

The first volume of the shounen manga adaptation of the novel will be released on November 26th, 2008. I'll post its cover when its available.

Shounen manga.
Serialized in the shounen manga magazine Zoukan Ace Assault.
Drawn by: Karasuma Tasuku
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Old 2008-10-27, 14:03   Link #19
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Seem interesting and artwork is nice , I am going to check this out once it releases ^^
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Old 2008-11-06, 15:02   Link #20
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The story sounds cliché but Renge Murata and the original novel atwork(a middle age/early modern european painting as a cover) interest me.
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