History Anime / WeissKreuz

3rd Aug '16 10:35:51 AM xXNoMoreXsXx
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* BilingualBonus: The title is (bad) German for "White Cross"


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** It was almost GratuitousEnglish, with the title potentially being ..."Cat People". Really.
30th Jun '16 9:25:52 AM Willbyr
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''Weiss Kreuz'' is the brain child of veteran voice actor Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (''Manga/AngelSanctuary'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'', etc.), which was originally conceived as a star vehicle to allow himself and several other high-profile voice actors to show off their acting and singing talents. He sent his idea to a group of producers, who at first were wary of signing on for an obvious vanity project unless there was something of "substance" to get audiences to watch. Thus, they hired some writers to use Koyasu's ideas to create a series with MultipleDemographicAppeal, which included hiring a character designer to create some rather [[HoYay sexually dubious]] promotional illustrations (in other words, action and intrigue for the boys, and plenty of {{Bishonen}} [[{{fanservice}} eye candy]] for the girls).

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''Weiss ''Weiß Kreuz'' is the brain child of veteran voice actor Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (''Manga/AngelSanctuary'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'', etc.), which was originally conceived as a star vehicle to allow himself and several other high-profile voice actors to show off their acting and singing talents. He sent his idea to a group of producers, who at first were wary of signing on for an obvious vanity project unless there was something of "substance" to get audiences to watch. Thus, they hired some writers to use Koyasu's ideas to create a series with MultipleDemographicAppeal, which included hiring a character designer to create some rather [[HoYay sexually dubious]] promotional illustrations (in other words, action and intrigue for the boys, and plenty of {{Bishonen}} [[{{fanservice}} eye candy]] for the girls).



To the surprise of just about everyone but Koyasu, ''WeissKreuz'' was a success. Everybody won: he was able to demonstrate his dramatic capacity and win some credibility, the female public across the world [[{{Squee}} drooled]], and the executives made an obscene amount of money.

Weiß Kreuz is a multimedia franchise, ranging from radio drama (as it was initially conceived by a bunch of [[NamesToKnowInAnime seiyuu]]), to anime series, [=OVAs=], light novels and manga. The seiyuu themselves formed a music band under the same name and released several singles, albums and concert tours. These releases may also be in anachronic order due to a couple of prequels, and certain releases centered around some characters' pasts (such as the Schwarz drama [=CDs=]).

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To the surprise of just about everyone but Koyasu, ''WeissKreuz'' ''Weiß Kreuz'' was a success. Everybody won: he was able to demonstrate his dramatic capacity and win some credibility, the female public across the world [[{{Squee}} drooled]], and the executives made an obscene amount of money.

Weiß Kreuz ''Weiß Kreuz'' is a multimedia franchise, ranging from radio drama (as it was initially conceived by a bunch of [[NamesToKnowInAnime seiyuu]]), to anime series, [=OVAs=], light novels and manga. The seiyuu themselves formed a music band under the same name and released several singles, albums and concert tours. These releases may also be in anachronic order due to a couple of prequels, and certain releases centered around some characters' pasts (such as the Schwarz drama [=CDs=]).



Unfortunately, after the original TV series ended (and accompanying artbooks and {{OVA}}s were released), Kyoko Tsuchiya quit the project and denied the producers the right to continue using her designs. As the story was still unfinished and there was more money yet to be made, they were forced to continue with a new artist, who had to radically alter the character designs to avoid a lawsuit. The OddlyNamedSequel, ''WeissKreuz: Glühen'', didn't do as well financially, and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the new designs turned away many fans]].

After ''Glühen,'' the series continued with a new manga and artist. ''Weiß Side B'' lasted about thirty chapters before being CutShort. It remains to be seen if TakehitoKoyasu's project ''Velvet Under World,'' which features a lead character named AYA and several apparent other nods to ''WeissKreuz'' continuity, will be set in the same universe or if it will even [[DevelopmentHell make it off the ground]].

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Unfortunately, after the original TV series ended (and accompanying artbooks and {{OVA}}s were released), Kyoko Tsuchiya quit the project and denied the producers the right to continue using her designs. As the story was still unfinished and there was more money yet to be made, they were forced to continue with a new artist, who had to radically alter the character designs to avoid a lawsuit. The OddlyNamedSequel, ''WeissKreuz: ''Weiß Kreuz: Glühen'', didn't do as well financially, and [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the new designs turned away many fans]].

After ''Glühen,'' the series continued with a new manga and artist. ''Weiß Side B'' lasted about thirty chapters before being CutShort. It remains to be seen if TakehitoKoyasu's project ''Velvet Under World,'' which features a lead character named AYA and several apparent other nods to ''WeissKreuz'' ''Weiß Kreuz'' continuity, will be set in the same universe or if it will even [[DevelopmentHell make it off the ground]]. ground]].
17th Jun '16 2:52:11 PM JoieDeCombat
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* AllThereInTheManual: Only the two anime series have been exported, and while much of the rest of the material is more or less extraneous, the {{Radio Drama}}s contain a good bit of important information about the transition between the original anime and ''Glühen''.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Only Of all the content created for the franchise, only the two anime series have been exported, and while exported. While much of the rest of the material is more or less extraneous, a considerable amount of plot and character development takes place in the {{Radio Drama}}s contain a good bit of important information about OAV and the transition between ''Dramatic Precious'' CD dramas. Fans who attempt to start watching ''Gluhen'' directly after the original anime series without any knowledge of the events of ''Verbrechen / Strafe'' and ''Glühen''. ''Dramatic Precious'' are likely to find themselves confused by the changes which have occurred between the two.
3rd Jun '16 11:20:39 PM Doug86
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** It is also possible, that they misspelled "Weißkreuz", a German WorldWarOne chemical warfare agent.

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** It is also possible, that they misspelled "Weißkreuz", a German WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI chemical warfare agent.
12th Mar '16 8:33:42 PM arisboch
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** It is also possible, that they misspelled "Weißkreuz", a German WorldWarOne chemical warfare agent.
2nd Feb '16 3:38:30 AM Adept
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''WeissKreuz'' is the brain child of veteran voice actor TakehitoKoyasu (''AngelSanctuary'', ''FushigiYuugi'', ''TokyoBabylon'', etc.), which was originally conceived as a star vehicle to allow himself and several other high-profile voice actors to show off their acting and singing talents. He sent his idea to a group of producers, who at first were wary of signing on for an obvious vanity project unless there was something of "substance" to get audiences to watch. Thus, they hired some writers to use Koyasu's ideas to create a series with MultipleDemographicAppeal, which included hiring a character designer to create some rather [[HoYay sexually dubious]] promotional illustrations (in other words, action and intrigue for the boys, and plenty of {{Bishonen}} [[{{fanservice}} eye candy]] for the girls).

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''WeissKreuz'' ''Weiss Kreuz'' is the brain child of veteran voice actor TakehitoKoyasu (''AngelSanctuary'', ''FushigiYuugi'', ''TokyoBabylon'', Creator/TakehitoKoyasu (''Manga/AngelSanctuary'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/TokyoBabylon'', etc.), which was originally conceived as a star vehicle to allow himself and several other high-profile voice actors to show off their acting and singing talents. He sent his idea to a group of producers, who at first were wary of signing on for an obvious vanity project unless there was something of "substance" to get audiences to watch. Thus, they hired some writers to use Koyasu's ideas to create a series with MultipleDemographicAppeal, which included hiring a character designer to create some rather [[HoYay sexually dubious]] promotional illustrations (in other words, action and intrigue for the boys, and plenty of {{Bishonen}} [[{{fanservice}} eye candy]] for the girls).
9th Oct '15 12:24:23 PM VenomLancerHae
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* TakehitoKoyasu: He wrote the story, and also plays lead character Aya.
2nd Oct '15 12:34:36 PM DracMonster
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* NamesToKnowInAnime: Start with the fact that it was created by TakehitoKoyasu. Then he shanghaied all his friends to join him.
18th Sep '15 1:03:18 PM Willbyr
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!!!A rough chronological (not release) order of the series, radio dramas, manga, etc. are as follows:

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!!!A '''A rough chronological (not release) order of the series, radio dramas, manga, etc. are as follows:follows:'''
7th May '15 11:04:52 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''Weiß Kreuz'': The original 25-episode anime series co-produced by Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}} and StudioDEEN[[note]]With help from Creator/MagicBus[[/note]], and the most famous part of the franchise. Popularly referred to by fans as ''Kapitel'' since the release of ''Glühen''. Weiß fights against Reiji Takatori, Eszett and Schwarz; Schwarz probably wins.

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* ''Weiß Kreuz'': The original 25-episode anime series co-produced by Creator/{{TMS|Entertainment}} and StudioDEEN[[note]]With Creator/StudioDEEN[[note]]With help from Creator/MagicBus[[/note]], and the most famous part of the franchise. Popularly referred to by fans as ''Kapitel'' since the release of ''Glühen''. Weiß fights against Reiji Takatori, Eszett and Schwarz; Schwarz probably wins.



* OffModel: Take one of the [[Creator/TMSEntertainment most competent Anime studios]] and team them up with [[StudioDEEN two of]] [[Creator/MagicBus the least competent]] and this is the result.

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* OffModel: Take one of the [[Creator/TMSEntertainment most competent Anime studios]] and team them up with [[StudioDEEN [[Creator/StudioDEEN two of]] [[Creator/MagicBus the least competent]] and this is the result.
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