Development Hell/What Could Have Been: In The Nineties, Gainax announced that it was working on a Spiritual Successor to HonnÍamise called Blue Uru. (They chose not to make a direct sequel because Bandai Visual, who had financed HonnÍamise, owned half the property.) Some very impressive production artwork was released to the public, but Blue Uru was never completed. They (especially Gainax's lead artist, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto) still professed their desire to eventually complete it, though. And in March 2013, they announced that they finally would, with two key members of the original film's creative team (Sadamoto and writer/director Hiroyuki Yamaga) back in their old roles.