Key visual, staff & cast details have also been released!!
Ao Oni’s new horrific story will now begin…
Ao Oni has so far been novelized and adapted into a live action movie, but this time, they’ve just made a startling announcement about an Ao Oni’s TV short anime series as well as a feature-length animated movie.
These huge projects will be undertaken by the outstanding anime creation firm Studio DEEN who will have a key role in the anime creation.
Being a highly reputable anime studio that has worked on several horror anime such as Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry) and Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl), we can all get our hopes up that they will show us a fresh Ao Oni!
The highly acclaimed horror game Ao Oni will be animated!!
Ao Oni is a freeware role-playing horror video game created by noprops.
Ao Oni was released online in 2004 ,and since 2009 relevant videos of Ao Oni have been uploaded on Nico Nico Douga (a Japanese video sharing website). Although its plot is quite typical, the players were thrilled by the well-designed intricate riddles and tricks, the hair-raising music, as well as the dreadful Ao Oni who appears out of the blue and persistently chases after the players. For over seven years, the number of relevant video uploads has increased to over 20,000 and these videos have gotten more than a 100 million views in total up until today.
Although Ao Oni was novelized in 2013 and adapted into a live action movie in 2014 and 2015, this will be the first attempt to animate this fearsome game!
‘Ao Oni the Animation’ TV version
Title: ‘Ao Oni the Animation’
Short anime series based on Ao Oni. The main theme will feature a mixture of horror and comedy elements.
The original characters will be nicely deformed, making for a cute, grotesque Ao Oni.
On the town outskirts there’s a deserted and gruesome mansion.
Hiroshi and his classmates Takuro, Takeshi and Mika, heard a rumor about ghosts inside the mansion and decided to go explore. There, they are suddenly attacked by a grotesque brute Ao Oni (blue demon). Are they going to make it out of the mansion alive or ….? Are they going to live in the mansion with the Ao Oni in a humorous way!? A new life with Ao Oni will now begin for our four protagonists.
To be broadcasted in October 2016 on TV Tokyo, BS Japan!
– Original Game Creator: noprops
– General Director: Toshiro Hamamura
Trademark works “Chaos Dragon”, “Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)”
– Director: Chisei Maeda
Trademark works “-washimo-“, “Rilu Rilu Fairilu”
– Original Character Designer: Kyuta Sakai
Trademark works “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni”, “STEINS;GATE”, “Sankarea: Undying Love”,
“Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita (Humanity Has Declined)”,
– Character Designer: kichi
Series Composer/Scinario Writer: Kanekoke
– Animation: maxcaffy, Kagi, Poeyama, Makinosena
– Music: Shiyu Yanagita
– Audio Creation: DAX International Inc.
– Animation: Studio DEEN
Trademark works: “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni”, “Umineko no Naku Koro ni”, “Hakuōki”, Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl)
Characters (TV version)
While he is a bit plain-looking for the main character, he acts as the group’s brain with his calmness and intelligence.
He can run fast.
At first glance, he looks like a main character but he is merely a fun-loving brat.
Although he often intimidates and looks down on others, he acts as the group’s ice-breaker.
He seems to consider vinegar a very effective condiment for everything.
She is the third prettiest girl in the class. She is very easy to scare but decided to join this exploration to get along with her crush, Takuro. She considers herself as the group’s heroine.
He is the biggest coward among the group and regretting joining the exploration with them.
While he always curses and takes his frustration out on the other members, he is still a lovable fool.
A blue berry-colored giant living in the mansion.
‘Ao Oni THE ANIMATION’ Movie version
Title : ‘Ao Oni THE ANIMATION’
It will be a completely new and original story, different from the novel and the live action version!
Ao Oni will have a new mystery and new secrets!
This spine-chilling new Ao Oni movie will entertain both existing and new fans!!
To be released in 2017
■ Original :noprops
■ Anime creation: Studio DEEN
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