A yr into the CJ ENM-Toei Animation partnership, the 2 firms have introduced a slate of initiatives in improvement at an occasion in Busan discussing Korea-Japan co-production.
On the Asian Contents & Movie Market (ACFM) on Saturday (October 8), executives from either side spoke about working collectively and included Yi Jongmin, head of CJ ENM’s IP improvement centre, Takashi Washio, govt director and chief producer of Toei Animation’s manufacturing planning division, and Blaad Studio CEO Ho Jin Search engine marketing.
“Korean content material astonishes the world with its storytelling and worldview, whereas Japanese content material immerses viewers with the method of development in protagonists which are amateurs,” stated Washio. ”If we mix the traits of the 2 international locations, we can current hitherto non-existent attention-grabbing content material.”
CJ ENM will likely be investing, co-producing and planning with its companions on a raft of initiatives primarily based on Toei Animation IP, together with three which are in improvement at Blaad Studio. All three will likely be geared toward a worldwide audiences.
The primary on the Blaad slate is Fantasy Chasers (working title), primarily based on the PreCure (often known as Fairly Treatment) magical woman animation franchise which Search engine marketing stated was chosen as a result of it denotes “emotional and bodily power that transcends gender”.
The IP collection will likely be developed each as a live-action and animated model, combining the manufacturing capabilities of each. The fantasy action-adventure collection will observe warriors secretly preventing to seize goblins inflicting bother within the human world.
The second is Tremendous Ladies (working title), a reside motion collection. The fantasy motion drama follows a bunch of younger girls working within the Ok-pop leisure business that acquired superpowers in a single day in an accident. Collectively, they use their superpowers to combat excessive villains within the office. Search engine marketing described it as an “workplace collection”.
The final is Crystal (working title), a fantasy journey drama animation collection with additional particulars but to be launched.
“We anticipate displaying you Fantasy Chasers – the reside motion model, first – on the finish of 2023 and the animation model will in all probability come out in 2024. After 2024, we’re planning to have one reside motion title and one animation come out yearly,” stated Search engine marketing, explaining it’s too early to work on budgets as but. “We’re simply now planning and settling tales.”
The CEO stated they are going to be aiming to launch the initiatives on world OTT platforms.
Korean hit-making manufacturing home JK Movie (Ode To My Father) may even be taking a Toei Animation IP and making a reside motion movie out of it, though their represntative stated it was too early to offer additional different particulars on the mission.