A yr into the CJ ENM-Toei Animation partnership, the 2 corporations have introduced a slate of tasks in growth 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 growth centre, Takashi Washio, govt director and chief producer of Toei Animation’s manufacturing planning division, and Blaad Studio CEO Ho Jin Web optimization.
“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 will current hitherto non-existent fascinating content material.”
CJ ENM will probably be investing, co-producing and planning with its companions on a raft of tasks primarily based on Toei Animation IP, together with three which are in growth at Blaad Studio. All three will probably be geared toward a world audiences.
The primary on the Blaad slate is Delusion Chasers (working title), primarily based on the PreCure (often known as Fairly Treatment) magical woman animation franchise which Web optimization stated was chosen as a result of it denotes “emotional and bodily power that transcends gender”.
The IP collection will probably 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 combating to seize goblins inflicting bother within the human world.
The second is Tremendous Ladies (working title), a stay motion collection. The fantasy motion drama follows a gaggle of younger ladies working within the Ok-pop leisure trade that acquired superpowers in a single day in an accident. Collectively, they use their superpowers to battle excessive villains within the office. Web optimization 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 exhibiting you Delusion Chasers – the stay motion model, first – on the finish of 2023 and the animation model will most likely come out in 2024. After 2024, we’re planning to have one stay motion title and one animation come out yearly,” stated Web optimization, 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 tasks on world OTT platforms.
Korean hit-making manufacturing home JK Movie (Ode To My Father) will even be taking a Toei Animation IP and making a stay motion movie out of it, though their represntative stated it was too early to offer additional different particulars on the undertaking.