Do you remember Klonoa? He’s a Dream Traveler and former Bandai Namco star. He debuted in the PlayStation game Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, and went on to star in six other games. Most of which were pretty wonderful and whimsical. At one point, he was so popular that he starred in a manga and webcomic. Now, 19 years after his first game, Klonoa is getting his first movie.
Henshin is working on a animated movie inspired by the games. It will feature an all new story. Rob Pereyda, Henshin’s founder who had previously worked on as a producer on Bandai Namco’s Bravoman animated series, the Mappy animated series, and the Wonder Momo anime, will be the movie’s producer. Hitoshi Ariga, who previously worked on the Klonoa webcomic, Big O manga, and Mega Man Megamix manga, will co-produce, write the script, and design the characters.
We don’t know when Klonoa’s movie will be released yet, but I have a good feeling about this one. Animated adaptations of games tend to go much better than those live action movies. Plus, the two people involved on the product know Bandai Namco series and have quite a bit of experience. But then, I may just be hoping it succeeds so we could possibly get another game!