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Toei Animation, Sotsu Unveil Sharedol Franchise's 'Pilot Film'

Toei Announces New 'Edo x Idol' IP Sharedol


Toei Animation, Sotsu Unveil Sharedol Franchise’s ‘Pilot Movie’

Toei Animation started streaming the anime “pilot movie” for its new IP Sharedol on Monday. Toei Animation‘s new mental property analysis group PEROs (Prototyping and Experimental Analysis in Oizumi Studio) and younger producers of Sotsu produced the pilot venture collectively.

The video options the music “SHA ☆ LA ☆ LA ☆ Sharakuse !!!” by the group Lir:∀.

Atsutoshi Umezawa from Toei Animation and Hideyuki Namba from Sotsu are credited for planning, whereas Shintaro Fukase from Toei Animation and Takayuki Funahashi from Sotsu are credited as chief producers. Kōki Higurashi from Sotsu is credited as producer.

Yoshihiro Kanno (Sword Artwork On-line: Alicization – Battle of Underworld motion animation director) directed the pilot movie at Toei Animation and Dangun Photos. Minami Yoshida drew the character designs, and was additionally the animation director. Kenji Matsumoto is credited for artwork design and backgrounds. Setsu Nagata is credited for coloration design, coloration coordinator, and inspection. Ryotaro Nakano is credited for compositing, with Nobuhiro Maki as editor.

The businesses describe the IP with the theme of “Edo x Idol.” Sharedol is a piece that mixes two concepts chosen from 15 proposed ideas. The story is ready within the Kansei period in Japan’s Edo interval, and Matsudaira Sadanobu’s Kansei reforms have restricted leisure for the widespread individuals. A bunch of women with their very own worries have ideas that “erupt as idols.” These Edo interval ladies put on idol costumes in a “Neo Edo” world that mixes the cultures of the Kansei and fashionable Reiwa eras.

The venture’s official Twitter account will reveal extra particulars concerning the world and characters sooner or later. The workers may also contemplate fan response because it strikes ahead.

The venture is being developed with the next in thoughts: adjustments in media and distribution unfold through the web, the necessity for human sources improvement for younger producers who will lead the subsequent technology, and the necessity for small begins and co-creation with followers in authentic IP.

Toei streamed its full five-minute anime brief movie URVAN on YouTube in February. Toei Animation‘s PEROs produced the movie. The brief movie was initially slated to debut in late January, however was delayed as a consequence of COVID-19.

URVAN gained the Silver Prize within the Know-how Innovation Class of the primary Kyoto Animonozukuri Awards in September.

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