How do you close out Anime Expo 2019? How about a huge announcement as Yoshitaka Amano announced a new anime series that is set for releases in 2020 known as GIBIATE.
Yoshitaka Amano is best known for his work on the Final Fantasy series which he still works on to this day, as well as the Vampire Hunter D series. The first first promotional video for the new series was shown along with the announcement that Yoshitaka Amano will host be hosting a premiere screening of GIBIATE at next year’s Anime Expo!
The Year is 2030 Japan. A Virus outbreak has covered the earth. Once infected, patients become monsters and changes the form depending on age, sex and nationality. The virus is called “Gibier”(wild game for many varieties). A Edo era time traveling Samurai and Shinobi appear in the post apocalyptic ruins. Helping a doctor who has dedicated his career for researching the cure for “Gibier”, hordes of Gibier after them, outlaws who attack the travelers for food – everywhere you turn, danger is upon them!
Here is a quick look at the three characters shown in the trailer:
“A samurai who travelled from the early Edo period. As known as ‘Senningiri’ (thousand men slasher), he has cut down numerous enemies during Sengoku period with his twin swords of Japanese katana and Western sword. However he makes himself a commandment against killing now.”
“Dr.Yoshinaga’s assistant. An optimistic half-blood girl, not good at fighting. But she manages to save Sensui and Kenroku as they have just arrived at the modern world.”
“A ninja who travelled from the early Edo period with Sensui. A blood relative to Sanada Family, the Sengoku-daimyo of Shinano Domain. He is cheerful and energetic, fighting against Gibias with his bombs. Gibiate is an anime TV series, which is slated to hit Japanese TV in the Summer 2020 broadcast season. According to the press release, the title will be governed by the Japanese concept of “Harmony,” and developed to appeal to overseas anime fans.”
And here is the team behind the project:
Character Designer: Yoshitaka Amano
Monster Designer: Naoki Serizawa
Music Composer: Yuzo Koshiro
Music Performers: Yoshida Brothers
Executive Producer and Original Story: Ryo Aoki