News Katayoku no Khronos Gear Video Anime's Promo Streamed
posted on 2012-07-17 15:30 EDT
Studio AIC is handling the animation for the project, and G-mode is producing the project. G-mode is also producing the game and manga components of the project.
The story is set in the near future not long from now, when humanity has completed an orbital elevator and begun developing the outer planets in earnest. An enigmatic extraterrestrial enemy known as "Obliquus" has set its sights on the solar system, and humanity enters a state of war with the first aliens it has encountered.
To counter the enemy's overwhelming technological superiority, the Khronos Foundation has assembled the descendants of every country's heroes from Japan's Musashi Miyamoto and Ryōma Sakamoto to France's Napoleon and Joan of Arc. The foundation then fuses the descendants with "Gear" battle suits as special biological weapons, thus giving birth to "Khronos Gear."
Hiroki Hayashi (Tenchi Muyo!, El Hazard, Battle Programmer SHIRASE) is directing the anime project, and Ryuichi Makino (Battle Athletes, Girls Bravo, Hourou Musuko/Wandering Son) is designing the characters. JR Eki Sakurajima (Battle Programmer SHIRASE, ToHeart2 adplus) is in charge of the story scenario and scripts.
Tomoaki Maeno will play the protagonist Musashi Miyamoto, while Aoi Yūki will play the heroine/love rival Jeanne Saya. Sayuri Yahagi and Yumi Hara round out the main cast as Haruka Sasaki and Ryō Sakamoto.
The video anime will be released this summer, but advanced copies will be available at the Comic Market (Comiket) 82 event on August 10-12.
Source: Saishin Anime Jōhō