That’s right, it’s coming back. TERMINATOR is returning to the small screen as an anime on Netflix. SYFY has reported that an anime to coming to the service courtesy of Mattson Tomlin (PROJECT POWER and THE BATMAN).
As much as I love the TERMINATOR, and as much as I love anime, PLEASE, let this franchise DIE! I mean, every iteration of this franchise since JUDGEMENT DAY has definitely been hit or miss. More “miss” in my opinion. And as much as I enjoyed DARK FATE, there was nothing really new there. It just replaced the savior and the tech villain, but essentially the same plot. I mean, BACK TO THE FUTURE did a better job of using the same plot over three movies, and making them different enough to enjoy.
But a ray of hope behind this? Despite sounding like another “Western” anime project. That is to say, animation created in the states designed to look like animation from Japan. Sounds like, in addition to Tomlin and Skydance producing the series, anime giant, Production I.G will also serve as a producer on the series! ALL IN!
President and CEO of Production I.G, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, had this to say:
I asked my long-time friend and colleague Mamoru Oshii what he thought about the idea of turning the Terminator into an animated series…
…His response was ‘Ishikawa, are you out of your mind?’ At that instant, I was confident we should get onboard. As huge fans, our team at Production I.G is putting their heart and souls into creating this series. We hope fans will enjoy it!
RARELY have I been disappointed with anime of I.G, so I have no doubt I will!
Other than that, no news of details and release dates. But definitely will let you know as they come to light… in a big glowing sphere.
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