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Heroman, Senkō no Night Raid Promos Streamed (Updated)

posted on 2010-03-07 14:08 EST
Bones' HeroMan anime to debut on April 1; A-1 Pictures' Night Raid on April 5

The official website for Tamon Ōta's manga version of Bones and Stan Lee's Heroman project has opened with a 90-second trailer of the television anime. The first compiled book volume (pictured at right) of the manga will ship on March 20, while the anime will premiered in Japan on April 1. The story follows a boy named Joey who discovers a toy robot in Center City on the west coast of the United States. The toy becomes Heroman, a giant robot that Joey pilots against the mysterious Scrag beings invading Earth. Womax Media! registered the Heroman.jp domain last month, but the site currently redirects to Disney's Blu-ray/DVD home page in Japan.

The website for the Senkō no Night Raid spy action television anime series is now streaming its fifth and sixth 15-second "documentary commercials." The fifth commercial shows assistant director Naomichi Yamato discussing how to edit a scene from the first episode, while the sixth commercial shows the cast members practicing their Chinese dialogue lines. The series will premiere in Japan on April 5. The story is set in 1931 in Shanghai, where Japan has dispatched Sakurai Kikan, a special military spy organization that has since been buried in history. Jun Matsumoto (Persona -trinity soul-) is directing the animators at A-1 Pictures on this second work in TV Tokyo and Aniplex's Anime no Chikara initiative.

Images © B, P, W/Heroman Production Committee, TV Tokyo
© A-1 Pictures/Senkō no Night Raid Production Committee

Update: The official website for the Heroman anime has opened with a larger version of the promotional video. (In the linked page, select the bottom menu, and then select the "Movie" option. The website also confirmed that Tetsuya performs the opening theme song "Roulette," while Flow performs the ending theme song "Calling."


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