Geneon Has 'Saiyuki' Sequels
And 'Earth Defense Family'
Other new Geneon properties announced at Anime Expo include the Rumiko Takahashi Anthology TV, which includes 13 episodes based on stories from Takahashi's Rumic Theatre anthology manga, and the Mermaid Forest TV, which is essentially the second season of the Rumiko Takahashi Anthology TV. Mermaid Forest will be released in mid-2005 with the first season of the Rumiko Takahashi Anthology TV due out in January.
In December Geneon will release Popotan, a 12-episode comedy/drama about three sisters who live in a house that travels through time, and Earth Defense Family, a 13-episode series about an ordinary family charged with the difficult task of defending the earth from aliens. Earth Defense Family will be known as The Daichis here in the U.S.
Geneon also announced that the live action Tetsujin 28 (Gigantor) film will receive a theatrical release in 2005 with a DVD release following by three to six months.
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