Super Crooks Anime Reveals Main Staff

The anime adaptation of Mark Millar’s Super Crooks revealed its main staff during Annecy Festival 2021.

Directing the anime is Carole and Tuesday‘s Motonobu Hori, while Listener‘s Dai Satō is the series composer. Other staff include Takashi Mitani (Carole and Tuesday key animator) as character designer and Stanislas Brunet (Carole and Tuesday world designer) as concept designer.

Image source: Comic Natalie

Hori said that Mitani was asked to switch away from the mindset of Japanese animation for to the character designs, in order to make use of the “adult character taste” of Super Crooks artist Leinil Francis Yu’s original designs. 

The Super Crooks anime was announced in May. It will have 13 30-minute episodes and is produced by Bones.

The comic was published in 2012 and ran for four issues. Goodreads describes the story as:

When the market is flooded with competition and the authorities are always on your tail, what’s an all-American super villain to do? Go to Spain, of course! Johnny Bolt convinces his villainous pals to pull off one last heist but will culture shock get to them before the policia do? And when Johnny’s target is revealed as the greatest super villain of all time, things go horribly wrong – but it’s too late to turn back. A massive secret in the American superhero community might just work in their favor, and if the Supercrooks can survive, it will mean an enormous payday!

Source: Comic Natalie

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