Xenosaga anime series to air in Japan

Sci-fi RPG will be used as the basis for an upcoming TV anime series; will first air in January 2005.


TOKYO--Namco and Monolithsoft will bring their popular PlayStation 2 sci-fi role-playing game Xenosaga to the small screen in Japan. To air on the Asahi TV network beginning in January 2005, the anime program will be titled Xenosaga the Animation and will be based on the first installment of the Xenosaga trilogy, Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht.

Some of the more noteworthy creative staff behind the project includes character designer Nobuteru Yuki (Record of Lodoss War), mech designer Hiroyuki Taiga (F-Zero: Falcon densetsu, Beast Wars Transformers), and director Shigeyasu Yamauchi (Ojamajo Doremi, Knights of the Zodiac). The series will be produced by Toei Animation.

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