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Broken Blade Fantasy Robot Manga Has New Anime in the Works

posted on 2013-08-08 10:10 EDT
2nd adaptation of Yunosuke Yoshinaga's manga after 2010-11 6-part film series

Yunosuke Yoshinaga's fantasy robot manga Broken Blade (Break Blade) has a second anime adaptation project in the works. Yoshinaga himself revealed the new project in an interview published in the September issue of Media Factory's Da Vinci magazine on Tuesday. More details will be provided in the future.

The manga already inspired a six-part 2010-2011 film series that Sentai Filmworks released in North America. Sentai Filmworks describes the film series:

In Cruzon, children are born with the ability to control quartz. This power allows them to levitate simple objects—or control enormous and complex mobile battle suits called Golems. But when an ancient Golem is discovered during the height of a brutal war, a young king and his beautiful queen turn to Rygart Arrow. Though an “un-sorcerer”, Rygart can miraculously pilot this ancient and powerful weapon. But in war, school friends can turn into bitter enemies and allies have suspicious motives.

Flex Comix published the manga in Japan originally, and G-mode's Comic Meteor website has since continued the series. The manga's 12 volumes have at least 2.1 million copies in print. CMX Manga published three manga volumes in North America before DC Comics shut down the imprint in 2010.

The 2010-2011 films were helmed by chief director Tetsuro Amino (Macross 7, Shiki) and director Nobuyoshi Habara (Negima, Fafner), with Production I.G and Xebec handling the animation. Masashi Sogo (Bleach, Fairy Tail, Gantz) wrote the screenplays.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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