CyberConnect2 Announces New “A5” Animation Project

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CyberConnect2 (.hack series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, etc.) has announced (via Famitsu) a brand new animation project.

The new project is dubbed simply “A5,” which is an acronym for the following key points: “Astonishing, Ambitious, Advanced, Amazing, Animation.”

Company president and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama noted the project the project is completely unrelated to .hack, it’s an original new project.

While further details weren’t shared, Matsuyama noted that CyberConnect2 will try anything if they think it’s interesting enough. He said they avoid anything boring, noting the creation of this new animation came from staff wanting to make it, followed by his own want to make the project, so they just decided to begin production,

Previously, CyberConnect2 did two animation projects related to .hack, via the .hack//G.U. Trilogy movie in 2007 and later the .hack//Sekai no Mukou ni movie in 2012.

Their latest game release, .hack//G.U. Last Recodeis set for a western release for PlayStation 4 on November 3rd.

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  • drunken monk

    Not interested in Naruto and that’s all they’ve been working on mainly so pretty hyped for whatever original project this is, because Asura’s Wrath was an amazing experience/ original IP from these guys despite the degraded gameplay.

  • ProxyDoug

    I hope it’s nothing related to the .hack films. Cause that will just be a project where they might trail behind other studios. If tis is related to what they can do on the cel-shadsing department, then we should pay attention since they are the only studio that rivals what Arc System’s Works does in Guilty Gear Xrd.