See ‘Mad Max’ Anime Designs by Mahiro Maeda

Mad Max anime

There’s a book to be written on the decade and a half development of George Miller‘s Mad Max: Fury Road. At varying times, plans for the film featured a roster of other projects which came and went as Fury Road itself soldiered on.

A companion film called Furiosa was planned at one point. Even earlier on, that movie was envisioned as an anime prequel or companion to Fury Road. Now we’ve got designs from that abandoned Mad Max anime, done by Mahiro Maeda, thanks to a Japanese TV show.  Read More »

Genius Party Beyond Movie Trailer

Set for release in Japan this October, the anime anthology film, Genius Party Beyond, from Studio 4°C features five stunning short films from the following directors:

Wanwa the Puppy by Shinya Ohira (Kill Bill: Vol. 1)

Gala by Mahiro Maeda (The Animatrix: The Second Renaissance)

Moondrive by Koji Morimoto (The Animatrix)

Tojin Kit by Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Digital Juice, worked on Akira)

Dimension Bomb (above) by Kazuto Nakazawa (Parasite Dolls, The Animatrix)

The film, which is a sequel to the first anthology film, Genius Party, had its world premiere in Washington D.C. back in February at the Kennedy Center’s Japan! Culture + Hyper Culture festival. A second trailer has popped up online, but we prefer the first trailer, which is two minutes longer, showcases these artists’ eclectic styles, and packs enough whoa factor to make James Franco’s face melt.

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