Towanoquon


#1

###Towanoquon

Genres: science fiction, supernatural
Themes: superpowers
Number of Episodes: 6
**Vintage: 2011-05-28

Plot Summary: In a futuristic Tokyo, humans who have awakened distinct powers are being hunted by a secret organization named Kestos. Denominated as Attracters, these exceptional individuals are joining forces to defend themselves. They are led by an idealist named Quon who is determined to save all Attracters he can.

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####Watch on the Anime Network Online Player


#2

I think that summary is the most I’ve heard about this, aside from the name. It has me curious, but I’m not sure it’s something I’d like to own on home video.


#3

[size=17]http://anime.biglobe.ne.jp/title/4198/view/867/[/size]

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-05/4th-towa-no-quon-film-promo-video-streamed

4th Towa no Quon Film’s Promo Video Streamed

posted on 2011-10-05 09:45 EDT

4th part of BONES’ 6-part supernatural film series acquired by Sentai Filmworks

The BIGLOBE service began streaming a 106-second promotional video for the fourth movie in BONES’ six-part film series Towa no Quon on Tuesday. (The new promotional video is actually longer than the trailer that preceded it.) The fourth installment in the supernatural anime film series opened in Japan on September 10.

Towa no Quon follows the story of a boy named Quon who wakes up with supernatural powers. He must protect himself and those like him from Kestos, the secret organization hunting them.

The first installment in the Towa no Quon series opened in five Japanese cities on June 18. The next two films premiered on July 16 and August 13 in Japan. The fifth installment will open on November 5.

Takeshi Mori (Otaku no Video, Gunsmith Cats, Vandread) is serving as the BONES series’ “collaborative director” in place of the late Umanosuke Iida (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Hellsing). Iida passed away from lung cancer last November as he was planning the series.

Sentai Filmworks announced at Anime Weekend Atlanta last Friday that it acquired the film series for North America.


#4

[size=19]http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Towanoquon/Watch[/size]

[size=19]RELEASE SCHEDULE:[/size]

Starting Thursday, Oct. 13th at 1 PM Eastern

Part 1 - 10/13
Part 2 - 10/27
Part 3 - 11/10
Part 4 - 11/24
Part 5 - 12/08
Part 6 - 12/22

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#5

I’m really surprised how quickly the parts will be going up. They will be up within weeks of their theater debut.


#6
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Towanoquon/The-Ephemeral-Petal/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

#7
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Towanoquon/Dancing-Orchid-in-Chaos/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]

#8
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Towanoquon/The-Complicity-of-Dreams/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]

#9

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2011/11/11/video-towa-no-quon-anime-part-five-trailer

Towa no Quon" Anime Part Five Trailer

Penultimate Chapter of Sentai Filmworks Licensed Movie Series

The penultimate chapter of Bones’ six-part supernatural action anime movie series Towa no Quon hit Japanese theaters last weekend, and thanks to PIA’s Channel, its trailer can now be seen online.

The Sentai licensed series was to have been directed by Umanosuke Iisa (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Hellsing), but following his tragic passing in November 2010, Takeshi Mori (Otaku no Video, Gunsmith Cats, Vandread) took up the work as collaborative director.[/quote]


#10
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Towanoquon/The-Roaring-Anxiety/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]

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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-26/final-towa-no-quon-anime-film-trailer-streamed

Final Towa no Quon Anime Film’s Trailer Streamed

posted on 2011-11-26 11:30 EST

6th part of BONES’ 6-part film series opened in Japan on Saturday

The BIGLOBE service began streaming a 39-second trailer for the final movie in BONES’ six-part film series Towa no Quon on Saturday. The sixth installment in the supernatural anime film series opened in Japan on Saturday.

The story of Towa no Quon follows a boy named Quon and others who suddenly wake up with supernatural powers. He must protect himself and those like him from Kestos, the secret organization hunting them. The first five installments ran in Japanese theaters between June and this month.

Takeshi Mori (Otaku no Video, Gunsmith Cats, Vandread) is serving as the BONES series’ “collaborative director” in place of the late Umanosuke Iida (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Hellsing). Iida passed away from lung cancer last November as he was planning the series.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the series in September, and The Anime Network has been streaming some of the installments in the series to subscribers. Sentai Filmworks plans to release the series on Blu-ray and DVD in 2012.


#12
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Towanoquon/The-Return-of-the-Invincible/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 05 is now LIVE![/b]

#13

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-12-09/final-towa-no-quon-anime-film-1st-9-minutes-streamed

Final Towa no Quon Anime Film’s 1st 9 Minutes Streamed

posted on 2011-12-09 09:30 EST
Tokyo theater to show all 6 parts on December 29 with guest Hiroshi Kamiya

The Pia ticket service began streaming the first nine minutes from the final movie in BONES’ six-part film series Towa no Quon on Friday. (The trailer for the final movie has been streaming since last month.) The sixth installment in the supernatural anime film series opened in Japan on November 26.


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The story of Towa no Quon follows a boy named Quon (Hiroshi Kamiya) and others who suddenly wake up with supernatural powers. Quon must protect himself and those like him from Kestos, the secret organization hunting them. The film series launched in Japanese theaters this past June, and Tokyo’s Shinjuku Wald 9 theater will screen all six parts in a late-night marathon on December 29 with Kamiya as a special guest.

Takeshi Mori (Otaku no Video, Gunsmith Cats, Vandread) served as the anime’s “collaborative director” in place of the late Umanosuke Iida (Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, Hellsing). Iida passed away from lung cancer last November as he was planning the series.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the series in September, and The Anime Network has been streaming some of the installments in the series to subscribers. Sentai Filmworks plans to release the series on Blu-ray and DVD next year.


#14
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Towanoquon/Eternal-Quon/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 06 (Finale) is now LIVE![/b]

#15

Just saw that rightStuf has posted that Sentai’s release of this will have “commentary”. While I, sadly, think I already know the answer, I have to ask: Is that commentary in Japanese?

rightStuf is pretty horrible at listing special features, or more importantly, the lack of special features.


#16

This seems like something I’ll be interested in.


#17

I saw the first episode. It was alright, better than I thought it’d be. To sum it up, I’d say it’s Speed Grapher + X-Men. [size=2]It also reminds me a lot of Gemini of the Meteor, but we all know that sucked so I’ll leave it out ;)[/size]

The main character seems to be one of those lame hero archetypes, but maybe he’ll get better as the show progresses. Though he’s so effeminate looking that it’s funny. “Dude looks like a Lady” would be an easily-made AMV. Speaking of songs, they used the full version of their ending theme at the end of EP 1. Unusual.

I think I’ll wait for the dub to finish this. Any idea on the language of the extra features?


#18

None of us are certain. Sentai hasn’t done too many English language commentaries, but they’ve been getting better about including extra features. So either is a possibility. You could try emailing them at their website. That are fairly good about responding to questions about features and packaging, etc.


#19

Sentai is too good at that. I emailed them back when the Infinite Stratos information went up on rightStuf, and Sentai promptly informed me that the extras were Japanese only. I appreciate the prompt reply and the honesty, but the reply killed my hope.

On a side note, what English commentaries/extras has Sentai done? Off the top of my head, they did the Clannad commentary track and they republished the ADV Orphen audio outtakes (though they didn’t republish others, like the Gilgamesh extras).

I can think of few J-movies which had commentary tracks, come to think :frowning:


#20

The Cover Art has been posted.