Mamoru Oshii, the director of the adaptation of the series Chimera
As we already reported, Yumemakura had confirmed last week that Oshii would have worked on an anime adaptation film of the Chimera, but had not specified if Oshii would have directed, written or produced the project.
Oshii he has not directed a new animated film after The Sky Crawlers in 2008.
Oshii is directing a movie, “school fantasy” that Production I. G. is producing. Production I. G. has not revealed if this movie is connected or a separate film project Chimera.
The series of novels, Chimera is focused on Ko Otori, a normal high school student who experiences the dream of being eaten by a beast inside himself. When Ko meets Reiichi Kuki, the student elite that governs his school, the encounter awakens powers hidden within him.
Yumemakura he published the first volume of the series in 1982. The first edition of the bunkobon of the series had 16 volumes from 1982 to 2002 and the series was re-released in a larger edition volumes in eight volumes from 2000 to 2002. Asahi Sonorama published both editions and the illustrator Yoshitaka Amano, famous for Final Fantasy, has designed the covers. Asahi Shimbun Publications currently publishes a new edition of the series with cover art by Katsuya Terada, while Kadokawa publishes another separate edition with a cover of Shirow Miwa.
Yumemakura is a prolific writer, whose works have been adapted into manga, anime and live-action. These jobs include Kurozuka, Onmyōji, Amon Saga, Psycho Diver: Soul Siren and Majyugari, among others.
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