Director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) revealed a visual via his Twitter account teasing a new film project in collaboration with former staff of the science-fiction anime film Expelled from Paradise. Mizushima stated that the project is currently in development with new staff partners as well. The project’s relation with Expelled from Paradise was not specified.
Mizushima will work alongside writer Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Thunderbolt Fantasy), character designer Masatsugu Saitō (Cyborg 009 Call of Justice), Nitroplus writer Renji Ōki (Expelled from Paradise side-story novel), and CG director Kouichi Noguchi (Expelled from Paradise producer and CG director).
The Expelled from Paradise film premiered in Japan in November 2014. It won the Best Animation of the Year Award at the 24th Japan Movie Critics Awards in May. Aniplex of America released the film in theatres in the United States in December 2014, and on Blu-ray in North, Central, and South America in June 2015.