The Lord of the Rings anime movie has fans speechless

Yesterday an announcement was made that absolutely no one was expecting, but which left many fans happy. An anime movie is going to be made of The Lord of the rings centered on the Rohirrim and that will serve as a prequel to the original trilogy. This was the announcement about it:

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Fans know Helm’s Deep as the setting for one of the greatest battles ever put on screen, with many of the same creative visionaries involved and the brilliant Kenji Kamiyama at the helm, we couldn’t be more excited to deliver a new one. vision of history that will invite a global audience to experience the rich and complex saga of Middle-earth in a new way

Shortly after this news saw the light of day and went viral, Joseph Chou, one of the producers celebrated that he could already talk about the matter with several tweets where he showed his love for JRR Tolkien’s trilogy of novels and his films:

I am so happy that I can finally talk about this. (Takes a deep breath) I’M PRODUCING A LORD OF THE RINGS ANIME MOVIE! Woooooo.

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am a true LOTR nerd. The opportunity to tell a Tolkien story with collaborators like Kenji Kamiyama and Philippa Boyens is literally a dream come true. And it’s going to be a 2-D animated movie. Wooooooo

Thanks for all the kind words folks. There is a LOT of work in front of us, but we already have an amazing team and Kamiyama, as you know, is the man. We are gathering a killer talent. I’m freaking out and excited like never before and I’m working on something that I really love.

On his Twitter you can find many more tokens of appreciation for this beloved literary saga.

On the other hand, the emotion invaded the fans who were speechless at being able to see a film focused on Helm Hammerhand and that is also anime. It is truly an interesting medium to tell a fantasy story and especially one inspired by Tolkien’s work. The fans know for sure and it didn’t take long for them to go to Twitter to prove it.

Here’s a compilation of the best tweets on how fans reacted to this exciting and unexpected announcement:

Let me see if I get it right, is War of The Rohirrim going to be an anime? A complete series or a movie? Are we going to have Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, but also another animated series / movie? Did I understand well?

OMG! Congratulations, man. You can’t really see how this isn’t going to kick butt in a rewarding way.

I’m generally not interested in Hollywood’s obsession with well-known intellectual properties, but I’m very excited about this. So many things can be recounted in an interesting way here.

An anime version of The Lord of the Rings? Aaaahhhh. Yes there is a God!

I would like to see a Lord of the Rings anime. Oh yeah. Yes I’d like to

A 2-D anime film of The Lord of the Rings directed by Kenji Kamiyama. Oh my gosh, what?

You say there is going to be a Lord of the Rings anime movie? I’m listening.

A Lord of the Rings anime film directed by Kenji Kamiyama. I’m not going to ask for anything else again.

Am I interested in the non-canonical origins of Helm’s Deep? Sure. Are the Rohirrim the coolest thing in life? Yes, ten times yes. Is anime good? Forever

No one can wait for more information on this amazing and amazing project. Surely in the coming months we will be able to see some images. It will be a matter of patience. If this project goes well, it is very likely that we can see more anime movies of the style.

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