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Broken Blade Films Updated for TV With Spinoff OVA in the Works

posted on 2014-02-02 10:55 EST
TV version to add scenes such as Girge vs Spartans; OVA to show Delphine's creation

The new anime project for Yunosuke Yoshinaga's fantasy robot manga Broken Blade (Break Blade) will be a recompiled version of all six earlier films with additional new scenes — plus a spinoff original video anime project that is in the works. The updated 12-episode television version of the 2010-2011 films will add previously unanimated scenes, such as the battle to the death between the gifted warrior Girge and the specially selected Spartan robot unit. The spinoff original video anime project will be a brand-new work that will follow the mystery of Delphine's creation, based on an original concept by Yoshinaga.

The 12-episode television version will also add a new opening theme song by Sayaka Sasaki, and a new ending theme song by Aira Yuki. It will premiere on Tokyo MX TV, Sun TV, and BS11 in April.

Sentai Filmworks released the original six films in North America, and 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.

The staff includes:

  • Original creator: Yunosuke Yoshinaga 
  • Chief Director: Tetsuro Amino 
  • Director: Nobuyoshi Habara 
  • Screenplay: Masashi Sogo, Taishirou Tanimura
  • Character Design: Takushige Norita 
  • Mechanical design: Takayuki Yanase 
  • Prop Design: Takahiro Yamada, Kiyoshi Edamatsu 
  • Art Director: Toshihiro Kohama (BIHO) 
  • Color design: Mitsuko Sekimoto
  • Director of Photography: Kazuaki Funakura 
  • Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka 
  • Music: Yoshihisa Hirano 
  • Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi (Sound Box)
  • Editing: Junichi Itou (Jay Film)
  • Animation Production: Production I.G, Xebec

The returning cast includes:

  • Souichiro Hoshi as Rygart Arrow 
  • Chiwa Saito as Sigyn Erster 
  • Yūichi Nakamura as Hodr(Crishuna the 9th) 
  • Hiroshi Kamiya as Zess 

  • Kana Hanazawa as Cleo Saburafu 
  • Yuko Kaida as Lee 
  • Hideyuki Umezu as Elekt 
  • Kenji Takahashi as Argass 

  • Marina Inoue as Narvi Stryze 
  • Kousuke Toriumi as Girge 
  • Minoru Shiraishi as Nair Stryze 
  • Tomoya Kawai as Logen G. Garf Ensance 

  • Masashi Sugawara as General Bard 
  • Kenichi Ogata as General Tool 
  • Nanaho Katsuragi as Sakura 
  • Mayumi Yanagisawa as Elza
  • Masumi Asano as Legatz 

  • Kazuya Nakai as Borcuse 
  • Takuma Terashima as Io 
  • Ryoko Shiraishi as Nike 
  • Takaya Hashi as Loquis 
  • Eri Kitamura as Leto
  • Kazuyoshi Hayashi as Bades
  • Katsuhisa Houki as Ailes
  • Nozomi Sasaki as Leda

  • Kikuko Inoue as Greta 

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 2.5 million copies in print, after a new edition last year. CMX Manga published three manga volumes in North America before DC Comics shut down the imprint in 2010.

Thanks to Maxim Firsov for the embedded video

Source: MoCA News

Image © Yunosuke Yoshinaga, Flex Comix/Broken Blade Production Committee


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