The Klonoa animated movie has been cancelled

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    Announced back in 2016 was an anime movie based on the classic Bandai Namco franchise, Klonoa. The movie was to be a major step for the series, which hadn't seen a new game entry since 2008. Henshin, an American animation studio was in charge of the production, with Japanese manga artist Hitoshi Ariga to provide storyboarding and character concept art. A year after the reveal in mid 2017, it was rumored that the project was in jeopardy and facing financial issues, though it was never confirmed by the production team. In January 2019, it had been finally announced by Ariga that the project was being cancelled, ending the hopes for something new for the Klonoa series.

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  1. Reploid

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    man, I thought it was news about announcement, not cancelling.
     
  2. MurraySkull

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    Magyaaa!
     
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  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    There was a movie being made? :blink:
     
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  4. KingVamp

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    I also didn't know this was being made... Shame.
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ The plot thickens

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    I didn't know there was a movie being made. I honestly feel like that might say something about the budget involved and that it most likely wasn't going to be very good.
     
  6. Tex_McBladeSword

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    More than a Klonoa movie, I really wanted to see a movie with Hitoshi Ariga involved
     
  7. Captain_N

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    Well maybe they can take the... movie ideas and make a game out of it
     
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  8. AdenTheThird

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    Oh well. At least we have Go Vacation:switch:
     
  9. xdarkx

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    Don't worry. There is still a chance for a live action movie. :ha:
     
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    They need a revival first before a movie
     
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    Let’s hope Netflix will make it into a series instead
     
  12. jt_1258

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    Considering how hard they have been total failures at advertising the games leading to bad sales of a game that's actually pretty good I'm not shocked. Wether they did a wretched job at advertising it or not they just see bad sales and assume it's not popular. I'm shocked the movie wasn't canned sooner. But I am quite sadned that the Klonoa games have never gotten a good shot due to Bandai Namco's apathy towards helping ther series to succeed.

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    well, it probably had the same ad budget as the games....I'm not joking
     
  13. StarGazerTom

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    Awh man!
     
  14. azoreseuropa

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    YAWN! Not surprised. Make a game already. It is much better than animated movie anyway.
     
  15. SexySpai

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    Didnt even know it existed but ok
     
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    Back with kitty Zelda forever :D
    Whats klonoa?
     
  17. kuwanger

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    So, like most video game movies. Honestly, I can totally see a Klonoa movie being decently good just because the source material is pretty simple to spin into a child film. But as others have said, it'd be better to just make another game. Me personally, I'd prefer another puzzle-platformer like the gba games.
     
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    At least re-release the older games. :sad:
     
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