News 'Straight Title Robot Anime' TV Show Made With MikuMikuDance
posted on 2013-01-10 09:10 EST
The official website has opened on Thursday for Straight Title Robot Anime (Chokkyū Hyōdai Robot Anime), a television anime produced in the free CG software MMD. MikuMikuDance is Yū Higuchi's program that enables users to create dancing videos of Crypton Future Media's Vocaloid virtual idol character Hatsune Miku, as well as other characters.
The story of the anime is set in the year Mobile Century 8013. It has been over seven millennia since humanity was wiped out on Earth, but the surviving military robots continue to wage war with no end in sight. The war has embroiled the Rebellion Federation that controls Europe and the Principality of Shin centered in Asia. Three young robots stand up to put an end to this futile war.
Kotarō Ishidate (gdgd Fairies) is directing and overseeing the series scripts, while cort is the animation director. Kei, the illustrator best known for designing Hatsune Miku, is designing the characters. Tōru Nakano is producing the sound.
The cast includes:
- Asuka Nishi as Fujii
- Miho Arakawa as Katō
- Rumi Ookubo as Mori
- Hiroaki Hirata as Narrator
The anime will premiere on February 5 from 25:30 to 25:45 (effectively February 6 from 1:30 to 1:45 a.m.) and will run for one cours (one quarter of a year). It will also stream on the Niconico service after broadcast.
Update: Kōhei wrote the opening theme song "Break the war" that is sung by "Confiture Kikaku" (Kōhei, Sadie, BiS, and Chiro). ZAQ is singing the unnamed ending theme song. Tōru Nakano is producing the sound, not the soundtrack. Thanks, thenextday.
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