What was originally planned for an April Fool`s joke somehow has turned into reality. Danny Choo`s Chinka, said to be produced by the big man`s anime production studio "Mirai Fusion" has turned into an anime character advertising agency and Chinka itself is going to be a fully fledged anime title! LOL Seems like everything that started off as a joke on DC came true!

Original synopsis:

"Since a few years ago, there have been many cases of arson.

In the rural town of Kiyotaki, situated in a beautiful mountain valley, the town folks are talking about the legendary arsonist, Akaneko [赤猫].
The police have completely given up on Akaneko, who has slipped through their fingers every time.

The town's only hope is its one and only firefighting team - the Mizuneko [水猫] Fire Brigade. But because of their destructive fire fighting ways, they too are feared by the town folk. Almost every night, Akaneko and the Mizuneko Fire Brigade fight fiercely, taking down many of the town's buildings in the process. The Mizuneko Fire Brigade have depleted most of the town's financial resources so the town ends up on the verge of bankruptcy. The town was in a critical state when Chinka, a girl with a superhuman ability to smell out fires appears. With her powers, the Mizuneko Fire Brigade close in on the true identity of Akaneko..."

PV of Chinka below:

The team that worked on the PV, surprisingly includes big names in the anime industry:

Masahiko Komino (Baka to Test, Macross Frontier, Saki, Hayate, Kannnagi, Sekirei, Strike Witches and more.) - supervisor

Junichi Higashi (Seitokai no Ichizon, Sekirei, Witchblade, Queens Blade, Sora no Woto, Zeta Gundam.) - art director

Yota Tsuruoka (Haruhi, Lucky Star, Clannad, Idol Master Xenoglossia and Last Exile.) - sound manager

( Death Note, Welcome to the NHK, Ninomiya-kun, King Gainer, Gurren Lagann and Devil May Cry.)

All voices(Chinka, Megumi and Shoka) done by Sato Satomi, who voiced Ritsu in K-ON!

More info about the team:

キャスト (CAST)
Chinka by : Satomi Sato

Shoka by : Satomi Sato

Megumi by : Satomi Sato

Title Call by : Satomi Sato

PV制作スタッフ (PV production STAFF)
* 企画・原案:HIBUSE
Design, Original idea by: HIBUSE

* 原作・監督・脚本:HIBUSE
original work, direction, screenplay by: HIBUSE

* キャラクター原案:桑原美咲
Characters created by: Misaki Kuwahara

* プロデューサー:平賀大介
Producer: Daisuke Hiraga

* キャラクターデザイン・総作画監督:桑原美咲
Character design, chief animator: Misaki Kuwahara

* アニメーション監修:小美野雅彦
Supervised by: Masahiko Komino

* 原画:EYE、UNK
Original sketches by: EYE、UNK

* カラーデザイン:篠原愛子(スタジオ・イースター)
Color design by: Aiko Shinohara (STUDIO EASTER)

* 美術監督:東潤一(スタジオ・イースター)
Art direction by: Junichi Higashi(STUDIO EASTER)

* 撮影監督:中村昌樹(スタジオ・イースター)
Cinematography by: Masaki Nakamura(STUDIO EASTER)

* 音響監督:鶴岡陽太
Sound by: Yota Tsuruoka

* 音楽:田中よしあき
Music by: Yoshiaki Tanaka

* ロゴデザイン:大原大次郎
Logo design by: Daijiro Ohara

*動画 : フロントライン
Motion sketches by:FRONT LINE

* 制作進行:熱田久良
Production management by: Kura Atsuta

* 特別協力:ダニー・チュー / みらいちゃん (MIRAI FUSION)
Special cooperation from: Danny Choo / Mirai-chan (MIRAI FUSION)

* 制作:HIBUSE/みずねこ消防団
Produced by: HIBUSE / Mizuneko fire brigade

Find out how Chinka started as an April Fool`s joke at Danny`s page!^^,


Evyl-kun said...

long time no see ^^

Well, it's still hard to believe DC is going with his studio Mirai Fusion to do Chinka. HArd to believe, and the PV was ... blah not interesting in my opinion