Toei Animation film "Hypergalactic" News and Discussion

wonderfly

Brand New Day on Toonzone
Staff member
Administrator
Reporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2002
Messages
21,466
Location
Springfield, MO
From the front page of AnimeSuperhero.com:

"Toei Animation Blasts Off With Hypergalactic"​


8es3rh6x.jpg


"Toei Animation is one of the most successful animation studios in the world, owed in no small part to their anime adaptions of the most popular manga in existence — Dragon Ball, One Piece, et al. There was a time when the mainstream wasn’t aware of Toei outside of Japan, but now everyone knows who they are. And Toei plans to use that recognition for their first animated film targeted at a Western audience.

Called Hypergalactic, the film uses CG animation and tells the story of an adventurous teenage girl and her baby brother, who live in a future time when pedestrian space travel is possible. They’re seeking the help of Ohkan, the forgotten protector of Earth (here’s where details are light, as the release doesn’t explain why Ohkan would be forgotten or how he protects Earth)."

Read the full article here.

Anyone interested in a Toei Animation film made first for English (Western) audiences?
 

PicardMan

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Reporter
Joined
Nov 9, 2016
Messages
4,367
Is this going to be Toei doing something a la Pixar or Dreamworks. If American cartoons like Avatar the Last Airbendercan borrow from anime, anime can also borrow from American cartoons. Well, there is a Western director and writer, so MyAnimeList will probably not count this as anime. Could this be the first ever anime film to cross $100 mil in the US considering only Pixar/Disney/Dreamworks style animated films seem capable of doing that.
 

Yojimbo

Yes, have some.
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 13, 2003
Messages
54,626
Location
Shahdaroba
Hmm, my immediate thought was is this 'Journey to the West meets space opera'? English first? And brought in Sonic's Naoto Oshima for designs? Quite an interestesting move on Toei's part. Hope it pays off.
 

Frontier

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
May 28, 2010
Messages
31,928
Location
Temecula California
This reminds me of that Sparx animated film...or like a sci-fi take on the Monkey King story in a cartoon (or anime?) I can't remember the name of.
 

Yojimbo

Yes, have some.
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 13, 2003
Messages
54,626
Location
Shahdaroba
This reminds me of that Sparx animated film...or like a sci-fi take on the Monkey King story in a cartoon (or anime?) I can't remember the name of.
Spark? From like 8 or 9 years ago? Patrick Stewart was in it?
 
Last edited:

Spotlight

Staff online

Who's on Discord?

Latest profile posts

I’m back. Temporarily.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was released 35 years ago today.
Remembering one of my favorite cover homages. Art by Chris Jones

Thought my illness had left; not quite. My throat is no longer hurting, but I am congested a bit. Hopefully it goes away soon.
Is there anybody doing Disney March 2024 premieres

Featured Posts

Top