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Anime studio ZEXCS (My-HiME, Rental Magica) lists the upcoming Aruvu Rezuru - Kikai Jikake no Yōsei-tachi- (Aruvu Rezuru - Mechanized Fairies) animation project as an original video anime (OVA) on its website. The studio had announced the main cast and staff in March.
The story takes place in 2022 when humanity is accelerating towards the technological singularity — the advent of computers that surpass humans. Nano-technology has advanced to the point where humans can seamlessly link to networks, but many become lost in an event called the "Early Rapture." Remu Mikage (Jun Fukuyama) goes to take back the soul of his little sister Shiki (Eri Kitamura), who disappeared in net space.
Yū Yamaguchi's Aruvu Rezuru is the first novel under Kodansha's BOX-AiR program to be animated. Tatsuya Yoshihara (episode director on Sket Dance) will make his full-fledged directing debut on this anime, while Yamaguchi is writing the script.