Warner Bros. Japan & WIT Studio Announce Suicide Squad ISEKAI Original Anime Series

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During a special panel at Anime Expo 2023, Warner Bros. Japan announced that production is currently underway on Suicide Squad ISEKAI, an all-new original anime series based on the characters from the DC Comics universe. The project was confirmed by both Warner Bros. Japan and WIT Studio, who will be handling the animation production for the series. Fans are also able to participate in a survey about the upcoming original anime. 

A teaser visual illustrated by Akira Amano (REBORN!, ēlDLIVE) was also released. Amano is credited with the original character designs for the anime. 

Suicide Squad and all related characters and elements © & TM DC © 2023 Warner Bros.Entertainment. All rights reserved.
Illustration/Akira Amano

Amano was excited to be a part of the project, saying: 

I’m a big fan of Harley Quinn and the other characters in the “Suicide Squad” movie! It’s an honor for me to be involved in the creation of “Suicide Squad ISEKAI.” The director Eri Osada’s clear vision for Harley’s design made the process smoother than expected, and I enjoyed drawing her costume and muscles while imagining her action-packed adventures in the story. I’m excited to see how the talented animation staff brings ” Suicide Squad ISEKAI” to life!

Nagatsuki also expressed his enthusiasm for the anime, stating: 

It is finally announced, Suicide Squad ISEKAI. ISEKAI! Suicide Squad! Who has ever thought about mixing these two!? But this is sure to be a dream project. Crazy villains go on a rampage in ISEKAI! It’s nothing more, nothing less, and it can’t be anything else!

Talking about his own contributions to the work, Umehara adds: 

What would happen if the fascinating characters of DC Comics went to another world? 

I am honored to be involved in a work with such a boyish and straightforward idea. I drew a variety of villains with one goal in mind; to make Harley look cute! I hope you will join me in enjoying and enlivening this World.

Warner Bros. Japan describes Suicide Squad ISEKAI as: 

DC’s Harley Quinn, the Joker, and The Suicide Squad rampage onto the stage of ISEKAI in the new original anime series from Warner Bros. Japan and WIT Studio, Suicide Squad ISEKAI. The most maddening worlds collide in an epic and violent fantasy with the strongest line-up of anime creators! 

Source: press release 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He also contributes work to the website Yatta Tachi. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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