In a December 27 press release, IG Port emphasized that the production of this year’s Sōkyū no Fafner THE BEYOND anime will remain within IG Port’s group companies, even after the transfer of most Xebec operations to Sunrise.
In addition, IG Port will transfer Xebec’s coloring department to Signal.MD, another IG Port group company.
IG Port plans to transfer Xebec’s main animation production and production management departments in Nishi-Tokyo City to a new company that Sunrise will establish this spring.
However, IG Port will transfer Xebec’s photography department (which handles compositing and other post-production duties in the animation process) and Sōkyū no Fafner THE BEYOND’s XEBECzwei studio in Tokyo’s Nerima ward to its subsidiary Production I.G. As a result, Production I.