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Bandai Namco Filmworks announced during its panel at Anime NYC on Saturday that it and virtual reality (VR) production company Atlas V are co-producing a feature-length VR anime for the franchise titled for Meta Quest. The project is an interactive, “immersive adventure.”
Pierre Zandrowicz of Atlas V and Ken Iyadomi of Bandai Namco Filmworks announced the project and showed a brief teaser video featuring the logo.
This is the first time Sunrise is working with a French company, Atlas V.
Another recently announced project from Bandai Namco Filmworks include the project, which consists of six 30-minute episodes that will stream worldwide. The staff at Sunrise and Safe House are producing the animation entirely with Epic Games ‘ Unreal Engine 5. Bandai Namco Filmworks has not revealed a release date for the anime.
Sunrise Beyond recently released the three-episode anime , its 10th anniversary anime for the Build franchise, on October 6. The project promotes Bandai Namco Entertainment‘s planned ” Metaverse” project.
Sources: Email correspondence, Bandai Namco Filmworks Anime NYC 2023 panel (Alex Mateo)
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