Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Funimation is releasing a Trigun animated movie to theaters in the Summer of 2011. As I was reading the article there was this tidbit.

Plans for an animated Trigun feature film date back as far as 2005, when MADHOUSE's Masao Maruyama told a U.K. anime magazine that his studio was working on the film. However, the movie did not come to fruition until its spring 2010 release in Japan.
Things like this take time.

Also I am firm believer that the more anime that is shown via theatrical screenings the better off everyone in the industry will be.

1 comment:

  1. So you're saying, "Let's aim the bar low for ourselves just like MADHOUSE has for Trigun..." Great logic there, McKeever.

    And why would the anime industry be better off having theatrical screenings? It's an extra additional cost for the distributors and makes little sense to invest as those movies would be competing with big Hollywood movies. It would make better sense to use that money and actually MARKET the movie, which was why Shadow Chronicles failed - the general public barely knew it existed at the time of its release in the theatres and especially after it was released due to poor marketing.