During the Anime Expo 2019 closing ceremonies, Gibiate Project (a global IP development group) announced a new anime series titled Gibiate.
Final Fantasy franchise illustrator Yoshitaka Amano will design the original characters for the upcoming anime, while Resident Evil manga artist Naoki Serizawa will be designing the monsters. Ys composer Yuzo Koshiro will act as “Sound Creator” and the Yoshida Brothers are the musical artists.
Here’s the official description for Gibiate (via press release):
The Year is 2030 Japan.
A Virus outbreak has covered the earth.
Once infected, patients become monsters and changes the form depending on age, sex and nationality.
The virus is called “Gibier”(wild game for many varieties).
A Edo era time traveling Samurai and Shinobi appear in the post apocalyptic ruins.
Helping a doctor who has dedicated his career for researching the cure for “Gibier”, hordes of Gibier after them, outlaws who attack the travelers for food – everywhere you turn, danger is upon them!
Describe as the “ultimate survival action” story, Gibiate sounds like it’s set in a crazy post-apocalyptic setting with sprinkles of time-travel shenanigans and horrific monsters. Three of the main characters have been revealed:
He is a samurai who traveled from the early Edo period.
Known as the ‘Senningiri’ (thousand men slasher), he has cut down numerous enemies during Sengoku period with his twin swords of Japanese katana and Western sword.
However, he has since vowed to stop killing.
She is Dr.Yoshinaga’s assistant, an optimistic half-blood girl who isn’t good at fighting, but she manages to save Sensui and Kenroku as they arrive in the modern world.
He is a ninja who traveled from the early Edo period with Sensui, cheerful and energetic, fighting against Gibias (monsters) with his bombs.
He’s also a blood relative to the Sanada Family, the Sengoku-daimyo of Shinano Domain.
Gibiate will premiere at Anime Expo 2020. In the meantime, check out the trailer below.