Loups=Garous Kihi Subeki Okami
Loups=Garous Kihi Subeki Okami (ルー=ガルー 忌避すべき狼; Fr/Ja: Werewolves, Wolves Should Be Avoided) is a 2001 Japanese science fiction novel written by Kyogoku Natsuhiko. It has also been adapted into a manga in 2006 and an animated film, called Loups=Garous (ルー=ガルー), in 2010.
The story takes place in the near future after a pandemic has struck. Now, people only communicate through monitors and eat synthetic food. They live in a controlled society that is constantly monitored and in-person communication is limited. Children are only allowed to interact on school grounds, making them a target for a serial killer. The protagonist Makino Haduki, the shy Kono Ayumi, and the gifted Tsuduki Mio are determined to capture the criminal and overthrow the dystopian society. As the three girls get caught up in a whirlwind of events, Makino soon discovers that what they have known about the monitors is not what it seems.
An ongoing manga adaptation illustrated by Higuchi Akihiko was serialized by Tokuma Shoten. It was first published on September 19, 2006 in the magazine Gekkan COMIC Ryu and later published as separate volumes.
An animated film adaptation, titled Loups=Garous, is slated to premier in Japan on August 28, 2010.
Japanese rock band SCANDAL will be providing three songs for the film. They will also be appearing as themselves, marking their big screen debut as a band. They appear in a musical performance scene that was created with the help of motion capture, providing a realistic representation of the band's movements.
- Original Story: Kyogoku Natsuhiko
- Director: Fujisaku Junichi
- Screenplay: Goto Midori, Harada Sayaka
- Character Design Concept: Hashii Chizu
- Character Design: Ishii Akiharu
- Key Animation Supervisor: Ishii Akiharu
- Art Director: Eto Koji
- Cinematographer: Shimura Tsuyoshi
- Editor: Uematsu Junichi
- 3D Director: Isobe Kenji
- Sound Director: Koizumi Kisuke
- Music: SCANDAL
- Animation Production: Production I.G, TransArts
- Production Committee: Kitty, Bandai Visual, Kinoshita Koumuten, EPIC Records Japan, Dentsu, mixi
- Note: This list is incomplete.
- Makino Haduki (牧野葉月): Oki Kanae
- Kono Ayumi (神埜歩未): Igarashi Hiromi
- Tsuduki Mio (都築美緒): Inoue Marina
- Rei Myao (麗猫): Sawashiro Miyuki
- Yabe Yuko (矢部祐子): Uetake Kana
- Nakamura Yuji (中村雄二): Katsunuma Kiyoshi
- Kawabata Ryu (川端リュウ): Sakamaki Manabu
- Fuwa Shizue (不破静枝): Hirata Eriko
- Kunugi Toji (橡兜次): Kawamoto Kunihiro
- Ishida Riichiro (石田理一郎): Aoyama Yutaka
- Chief Secretariat: Nishumura Tomomichi
- Foster Father: Sato Haruo
- Theme Song: SCANDAL - "Midnight Television"
- Insert Song: SCANDAL - "KOSHI-TANTAN"
- Ending Song: SCANDAL - "Sayonara My Friend" (さよならMy Friend)
- [2001.06.23] Loups=Garous Kihi Subeki Okami (ルー=ガルー 忌避すべき狼)
- [2004.11.19] Loups=Garous Kihi Subeki Okami (ルー=ガルー 忌避すべき狼) (reprinting)
- [2009.10.21] Loups=Garous Kihi Subeki Okami (ルー=ガルー 忌避すべき狼) (reprinting)
- [2007.09.20] Volume 1
- [2007.11.20] Volume 2
- [2008.06.20] Volume 3
- [2008.10.20] Volume 4
- [2009.06.20] Volume 5
- [2010.06.02] SCANDAL - Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
- [2010.07.28] SCANDAL - Namida no Regret
- [2010.08.11] SCANDAL - TEMPTATION BOX
DVDs / Blu-rays
- [2010.08.27] Loups=Garous #Overture [Cinema Navigation Disc] (ルー=ガルー #Overture [Cinema Navigation Disc])
- "SCANDAL、京極夏彦原作の近未来ミステリーでアニメキャラに". BARKS. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- Gekkan COMIC Ryu Manga Profile
- Official Film Website
- Production I.G Film Profile
- Anime News Network Film Profile
- Japanese Wikipedia: ルー=ガルー 忌避すべき狼