04/08/05 Anime Project News from Japan

Ai Yazawa's "PARADISE KISS" production has started at Madhouse. The promotional video was shown at Tokyo International Anime Fair. Director: Osamu Kobayashi (BECK), Character Designer: Nobuteru Yuuki (RECORD OF LODOSS WARS, ESCAFLOWNE)

Cindy Yamauchi has been working on Manglobe's "SAMURAI CHAMPLOO" key animation (last episode) while waiting for Rei Oe's "BLACK LAGOON"production to start at Madhouse. She is currently working on the third episode of "BLACK LAGOON" as an animation director. Although scheduled to air in October, the show's broadcasting channel and time slot is still pending.