News Majestic Prince Anime Inspires Mecha 3D CG Game
posted on 2013-09-19 11:00 EDT
The official website for the Majestic Prince anime announced on Thursday that the anime is inspiring a game. Although the game's platform has not been revealed yet, the site teases that the full 3D CG game will let players fly around in the story's AHSMB mecha. The site also promises updates with the latest information on the game.
The website also announced that a new four-panel manga will launch in the middle of next month. The new manga's title has not been decided, but the site indicates that Izuru and the other characters will appear in it. Each episode of the anime had inspired a strip in the spinoff manga MZ5! Maji de Zannen 5-ningumi.
The story of the anime (and Rando Ayamine and Hikaru Arashima's manga) takes place in the Earth calendar year of 2110, where humanity has expanded its frontier into space in a quest for resources. Advances in genetic engineering research allow humans to adapt to the new frontier, leading to the advent of evolved children such as the protagonist Izuru (played by Hiroki Aiba). Izuru enrolls in an academy city, where students learn to pilot robotic mecha to protect humanity from the invasion of a mysterious lifeform known as "Wulgaru."
As part of the MJP Project, Izuru is assigned the impossible task of leading Team Rabbits — the team nicknamed the "Zannen 5" (Disappointing Five): Toshikazu Asagi (Shintarō Asanuma), Tamaki Irie (Yuka Iguchi), Kei Kugimiya (Yōko Hikasa), and Ataru Suruga (Junya Ikeda).
The television series premiered in Japan on April 4, and it just ended this month. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for digital and home video release in North America. Sponsor Fields Corporation revealed in a recent financial report that it is contemplating creating a second season.
Image © Sotsu, Fields/MJP Production Committee
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