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Netflix unveiled the teaser art for a handful of upcoming anime projects during a morning panel at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival today. The streamer also discussed expanding the anime features of the hit Netflix series. The witcher, The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare which, according to Lauren Schmidt-Hissrich, showrunner and executive producer, will be a prequel to “what it takes to become a witcher.”
The original fantasy series was a big hit for the streamer and focuses on Henry Cavill as the sinister Geralt of Rivia, the bane of supernatural beasts. The story of the series follows the interwoven destinies of three individuals in the vast world of the continent, where humans, elves, witers, gnomes and monsters fight to survive and prosper, and where good and evil do not. are not easily identified.
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The film will focus on Geralt’s mentor Vesemir, how Geralt became a witcher and “how did he learn the things he is going to teach Ciri,” Schmidt-Hissrich explained, adding that the film will also explore the origin of magic and how the world of the witcher has changed over many generations, as well as the evolution of the witcher’s relationship with mages. “The possibilities seem endless,” Schmidt-Hissrich said.
Writer and producer Beau DeMayo added that he “wanted to focus on a very personal story at The witcher world and it seemed very human. He called it “a gothic romance with a ton of action”.
The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare is produced in collaboration with Korean animation studio Mir.
Other upcoming projects include a series based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales with character design by the all-female manga artist group CLAMP. The project is presented as a new modern take on the classics, mixing horror and suspense. (See a first glimpse above.)
Also coming Romae Novae thermal baths, an extension of the graphic novel by manga artist and writer Mari Yamazaki. The hand-drawn 2D anime with new episodes of Yamazaki is a comedy that follows Lucius, a bathroom designer from the Roman Empire, who accidentally goes back in time to present-day Japan and learns about the culture Japanese baths. Yamazaki today called it “more scalable” than the original comic. NAZ produced under the direction of Tetsuya Tatamitani. (Check out the new art below.)
Meanwhile, work is progressing on the anime adaptation of Mark Millar’s film. Super crooks. The Heist Eight Super Villain comic is slated for 13 episodes which will be directed by Motonobu Hori who has done some animation work on features such as Trip to Chihiro, Metropolis and Doraemon The Movie: Nobita’s New Spaceblazer Records. Hori today used the words “vulgar”, “violent”, “humor” and “modern” to describe the adaptation. Bones.inc produces. (Check out the lineup of characters below).