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Toei Robot Girls to Get Pilot Film in July

posted on 2011-06-07 08:45 EDT
Female anthropomorphization of Toei's Gaiking, Ga-Keen, Baratack robots

The Japanese studio Toei Animation announced on Tuesday that production on a pilot film for Toei Robot Girls has been approved. To promote the various works in the studio's anime catalog, the Toei Robot Girls project launched two years ago with girl characters dressed as famous Toei robots. In particular, the website and the first manga installment center on three female personifications of the robots in the Gaiking ("Gai-chan"), Magnerobo Ga-Keen ("Gacky"), and Superhuman Combat Team Baratack ("Bara-tan") anime.

In the backstory created for the project, the Toei Robot Girls Laboratory was established to protect Earth from the threat of space invasion. The laboratory gathered the data from super robots who have protected Earth in the past, and then used that research to imbue "cute girls" with their legendary powers. Tetsuya Kawakami (Shigofumi - Letters from the Departed) designed the characters.

Toei plans to unveil the pilot film on the project's official website and other venues in early July. The studio will announce more details on the release date in the near future. The website already streamed a promotional video last year.

Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō


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