Before passing away director Umanosuke Iida (who also directed Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team and the original Hellsing television series) was working on a new science fiction project titled Towa no Quon.
After Iida passed away last November, animation studio Bones announced that it would complete the production as a series of six films which are to be helmed by Takeshi Mori in Iida’s place. Toshihiro Kawamoto (character designer of Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain) will be designing the characters as well overseeing the animation production.
Bones is well-known for their stunning animation work, especially in their theatrical releases. The first Towa no Quon film will open in five Japanese cities on June 18th. It seems that alot of care is being put into this work so I am very excited to see what the project will end up looking like.