EA Games and BioWare have announced today that the Mass Effect series will make a transition to the world of anime. T.O. Entertainment is taking the reins on the project, creating a feature-length film based around BioWare’s popular RPG franchise.
Mass Effect’s executive producer, Casey Hudson, will oversee the project, alongside FUNimation President and CEO Gen Fukunaga and Director of Original Entertainment Chris Moujaes, and T.O Entertainment’s CEO Takeichi Honda and Yui Shibata.
"Over the last few years, we have revealed different pieces of the Mass Effect world through different media. Extending the story through an anime medium is another amazing opportunity for us,” said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer for the Mass Effect series. "Partnering with FUNimation ensures that we will bring this rich universe to life with the utmost quality and the same attention to detail that the Mass Effect games are known for.”
"It is thanks to the enormous and passionate Mass Effect fan base that this movie is made possible," said Gen Fukunaga, President & CEO of FUNimation. “With production underway on the Dragon Age video, we are excited to team up with another BioWare team to add an exciting new chapter to this vast sci-fi world.”
Production on the Mass Effect anime film is already underway. You can expect it to release in summer of 2012.
Our only request: please no Mass Effect-inspired hentai. Do. Not. Want.