Lots of anime news today, thanks to Anime News Network.
Rumiko Takahashi (creator of Ranma 1/2, Inu Yasha, and other wildly popular manga and anime series) will be heading up production on a new anime series based on her Rumic World.
Takahashi’s known as the “Goddess of Manga,” and there’s a reason; she draws all her manga herself, which now totals over a hundred volumes’ worth of work. She’s incredibly prolific, and when she’s not working on her series, she’s working on comparatively brief manga. Her
James Cameron has announced that he’s definitely going to direct a Battle Angel Alita movie in the foreseeable future. He’s a huge anime fan and has had his sights on Alita for years now. It’s a perfect vehicle for his style, too; dark, violent,
Also, the first DVD of Haibane Renmei is coming out in August! YAY! That series is just…wonderful in ways I can’t describe.