Masamune Shirow‘s classic manga Appleseed is receiving yet another anime adaptation – this time a 13 episode TV series entitiled “Appleseed XIII.”
The anime will be in the same 3D CG style as the two recent movies, but the story is said to be otherwise unconnected to the movies – although Deunan and Briareos are still the lead figures.
Masamune Shirow himself is to be involved, apparently promising something closer to the manga than the previous adaptations.
Production is by Jinni’s Animation Studios (known for various CG animations), with Production IG cooperating, and staff include a number of figures involved in Stand Alone Complex. Development is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2011.