Now why would I be building hype for Cencoroll? Well, I’ll just let this trailer answer that question.
So….you excited too?
The facts are these:
Cencoroll is a movie concocted by one man, Atsuya Uki. In 2006 a company, Anime Innovation Tokyo, decided to sponsor his idea for the movie in a competition they held. However next to no news was heard about the project until 2009 when Aniplex decided to sponsor the project and suddenly up popped a website and a brand new trailer, the very one at the top of this page. The release date is set as August 22nd.
Synopsis from ANN: A huge monster shows up on the top of a building of an ordinary city, prompting the Defense Forces to go into action and causing the citizens of the city to start an uproar. Yuki, a brave-hearted and naturally inquisitive girl, happens to know a secret. Her friend Tetsu has been keeping and raising a strange creature called Cenco. Instantly becoming fascinated by Tetsu and his pet, a mysterious boy appears with control over the huge monster threatening the town. With that, an unexpected battle begins.
Q1: August 22nd right, but won’t we have to wait for the DVD to see it fansubbed?
Well, ANN list Crunchyroll as ‘Internet Streaming’ so we may see this get the same treatment as Time of Eve. Which would be fucking brilliant if that was the case but I haven’t seen even the slightest mention of it on Crunchyroll so don’t hold your breath. To give you and example of you long you would have to wait to see it fansubbed, I’m going to use the Eureka Seven movie as an example. The movie was released April 25 and yet the first RAW appeared June 28. Now I’m not sure if Eureka Seven is an exception to the rule but that’s only 2 months. To see it fansubbed you would only have to wait until the beginning of November, which isn’t so bad…but still pray for a CR release.
Q2: Will this be a proper movie or some short 20/30 minute thing like Pale Cocoon?
That, unfortunately, is not beyond the realms of possibility. According to a random Youtube commenter (yeah, that’s where I get my really reliable info) the OST only has 5 tracks on it, which would hint for a short movie. Plus remember it’s basically just one guy, he has his limits. That’s the case for but there is a case against a short movie. Remember it took this guy 4 years to make this thing. Plus it’s not like he actually animated the whole thing himself. I doubt he did the in-between animation himself. Remember that ‘Training with Hinaka’ video? Reports claimed it was all one mans idea but really there was loads of guys doing the in-betweens behind the scenes. Plus it’s getting a ‘theatrical release’ which sounds like a feature-length movie to me.
Q3: Will it actually be any good?
When I use my amazing fortune telling powers to tell how good an anime, I’m actually cheating and looking at the staff behind the anime. This is sorta difficult with this anime with the whole ‘one-man’s idea’ thing. But look, they call themselves ‘Anime InnovationTokyo’ so obviously they’re looking for something new and radical. This guys idea was the winner from a whole bunch of applicants so obviously they saw something they liked. Also this is such a risky project that I doubt Aniplex would sponsor it if it wasn’t going to be any good. And finally, didn’t you watch the trailer? Here’s another one for your viewing pleasure.
See? And if you didn’t think that was awesome then frankly you have no taste whatsoever. Go watch Endless Eight.