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Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace

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Devilchoco
Written by Devilchoco

Curiosity Killed The Cat

Studio: Lerche(In Japanese)
Directed by Seiji Kishi
Written by Makoto Ue

The anime is inspired by the works of author Edogawa Ranpo: Hirai Tarō. One of his famous poems is that “The transient world is a dream. A night’s dream is an illusion.”. Edogawa Ranpo’s biography and several information of his works are toward bottom of the page.

Edogawa was a Japanese author work includes many mystery novels, such as Shonen tanteidan, and others. The anime is being produced for the 50th anniversary since Edogawa’s passing. It is directed by Seiji Kishi who’s director of  “Assassination Classroom(OVA series)”.

【Plot】
The three main characters are revealed in the key: Kobayashi, Akechi and Hashiba…

 

 

Devilchoco comment】
The main plot line is based on the works of Edogawa Ranpo, a classic Japanese author, critic and a key pesona in the development of the Japanese mystery genre. I could surmise that the anime will be based on “The Fiend with Twenty Faces” but fairly different from Edogawa Ranpo’s original work from PV above. What kinds of anime would Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace be? Keep your eyes open!

【Informations】
On Fuji TV‘s Noitamina programming block on July 2015.
Official Website : http://www.rampokitan.com(in Japanese only)

【Edogawa Ranpo】
Best known as the founder of the modern Japanese detective novel, Ranpo wrote for a youthful audience, and a taste for playacting and theatre animates his stories. His writing is often associated with the era of ero guro nansense (erotic grotesque nonsense), which accompanied the rise of mass culture and mass media in urban Japan in the 1920s.

There’s no one better suited to turn the youth of today into the gibbering sociopaths of tomorrow than Edogawa Rampo, Japan’s turn of the century master of gothic horror.
Shonen Magazine, the leading boy’s magazine in its day, ran a series of two-page spreads illustrating classic nightmarish images from his cavalcade of chilling tales.
Come one, come all, and step inside…(Source|Tokyo Scum Brigade: Edogawa Rampo’s World of Grotesque Beauty|http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html)

REMIX 少年マガジン大図解 第三巻「妖異パノラマ館」週刊少年マガジンは1969年6月15日(11巻24号)

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

Photos below had published in 1967-1971 on Shonen Magazine.

吸血鬼(1930)より、大逃亡!吸血殺人鬼

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

The Hell of Mirrors(鏡地獄) 1926

The Murderous Cave of the Giant Whale from The Conjurer(魔術師) 1930
地獄風景(1931)

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

The Amusement Park Swallowed by the Earth from Vampire(吸血鬼)  1930

地獄風景(1931)より、大地に呑まれる遊園地

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

The Devil’s Underground Paradise from Scenes of Hell(地獄風景)  1931
大暗室(1936)

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

The Skeleton Gold of Clock Manor from Demon(鬼) 1931

幽霊塔(1937)より、時計屋敷のどくろ黄金

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

Psychotic Hell of Gigantic Mirrors from Ghost Tower(幽霊塔)  1937

鏡地獄(1926)より、狂気の大かがみ地獄

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

鬼(1931)より、死を呼ぶ呪い人形

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

The Cursed Doll of Death from The Great Darkroom(暗殺室)  1936

The Fantastic Panoramium

EPSON MFP image

http://tokyoscum.blogspot.jp/2010/04/edogawa-rampos-world-of-grotesque.html

About the author

Devilchoco

Devilchoco

海外周遊と漫画が好き。

点が繋がり絵となる。
その絵に物語と言葉が繋がり漫画となる。
2次元で創造された世界が時代や国境を越えて私達読み手へと繋がっていく。
Asian-portからそんな世界を目指したい。

I Love traveling abroad and reading comic books.

Dots turn into the drawing.
The drawing gets connected with the story, becoming a comic book.
The 2-D world goes beyond the borders and generations to reach us, readers.
This is what I would like to accomplish on Asian-port.

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