Terminator, the superhit sci-fi franchise, is undoubtedly something Hollywood misses these days. But how about reshaping it into an anime series?
Sounds insane, right? That’s how everyone reacted when Production I.G. President and CEO, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, first came up with the idea.
But he never gave up on the idea, and now the series has been finally confirmed! We can’t wait for yet another epic battle between machines and humans.
Netflix announced a new anime series on the Terminator sci-fi franchise that will steal your sleep. Skydance and the anime studio Production I.G. will be working side by side on the anime’s production.
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Mattson Tomlin, the co-writer of The Batman, is serving as the showrunner and executive producer. He teased some of what’s to come in this anime avatar of Terminator in a press release.
Tomlin assured us that the series will unfold a new chapter and won’t be a reboot of the Hollywood films. However, we are still unaware of the timeline in which it will take place.
The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before. We can’t wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans.Mattson Tomlin
You may be surprised to know that it’s not the first time we will see the T-800 robot on the anime silver screen. The time-travelling robot made its first official anime cameo in the Doraemon television anime series in June 2009.
Six films, two web series, one TV series, comic, novel, and game adaptations have left behind enough scope for the anime to fit anywhere in the storyline and open up an entirely new dimension to the parent franchise.
We are already aware of the franchise’s overwhelming success in the past decades, and now I am looking forward to knowing how its anime adaptation lives up to the expectations.
What do you think will it shape the future of the anime industry just like it did to Hollywood?
Terminator is a world-famous sci-fi franchise that revolves around the iconic T-800 robot. The deadly weapon from the future has been both the antagonist and protagonist in the various Terminator projects since the first film in 1984.
Everything started with James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd in 1984. The first film sees Arnold Schwarzenegger play the villainous robot from 2029 who came to the past to kill Sarah Connor, thus stopping human resistance to a machine uprising.