“Shangri-la” Anime Previews Opening


Designed by Kumi ISHII (石井久美)

Ikegami Eiichi’s Shangri-la シャングリ・ラ sci-fi genre novel was published by Kadokawa Shoten in September 2005, and illustrated by Karasuma Tasuku of its manga.


Original Work: Ikegami Eiichi
Director: Bessho Makoto
Series Composition: Oonogi Hiroshi
Creative Producer: Mori Takeshi
Character Design: RANGE MURATA
Creative Supervisor: Takeba Shingo
Design Works: Kusanagi Takuhito, Satou Hajime, Iida Umanosuke
Animation Production: GONZO


Original design by Range MURATA (村田蓮爾)

Story Plot:

The story is set in a neo-futuristic age, in which Tokyo has turned into the world’s largest “jungle-polis” that absorbs carbon dioxide. A tower city called Atlas houses the rich and privileged, and is the object of yearning of all that are not allowed to enter. But Atlas also has ancient secrets which cause a sudden whirl of events. Festooned by colorful characters such as a riotous teenage girl, a child genius, a juvenile princess, a drag queen, a female doctor, an army major, and an elderly gentleman and lady, SHANGRI-LA’s hard-core world view plays out as an anime action saga.

A striking vision of Earth’s future from some of Japan’s foremost creative talents, SHANGRI-LA is a tale of greed and division vs. bravery and the human spirit. Set against the backdrop of a Tokyo cityscape turned into a teeming jungle by runaway global warming, with the elite living in the comfort of the tower city, Atlas, and the less-privileged masses struggling in the squalor in the jungle – only one girl, Kuniko Hojo, and her band of guerrillas can find a way to preserve the future for everyone..



3 Responses to ““Shangri-la” Anime Previews Opening”

  1. 1 Fang-tan Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Nothing looks interesting this season but I’ll be damned, there is some great music releases coming.

  2. 2 Persocom Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Been waiting for this one, tomorrow night on Crunchyroll ftw! Hope it’s good cuz it caught my interest when I first heard what it was about.

  3. 3 sanguinerose Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Looks like an interesting one, might watch this.

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