'Miracle Robot Force' Project Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Theme Song, Anime Music Video
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The "Miracle Robot Force" project announced on Thursday that it will launch a Campfire crowdfunding campaign to produce a theme song and anime music video. The project is producing the theme song in cooperation with Nippon Columbia. Nippon Animation began streaming a promotional video for the crowdfunding campaign on Thursday.
The website also features "image art" from the anime staff.
The crowdfunding campaign is slated to launch in June and run until the end of July. The campaign's goal is to raise 5,550,000 yen (about US$50,400) to produce a "dream music video" for the project's four 70s robot anime. The project's staff is planning bonus items to give to supporters, and they plan to launch the crowdfunding campaign soon.
Masami Obari (Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector, Gravion) is directing the anime music video. Kazuhiro Ochi (Gakuen Tokusō Hikaruon, Lady Lady!! ) is the character animation director, and Masahiro Yamane (Brave King GaoGaiGar Final, Code Geass) is the mechanical animation director.
Mitsuko Horie (Chō Denji Machine Voltes V, Candy Candy) is performing the theme song. Nagae Kuwahara (Godannar, character songs for Prince of Tennis) is writing the song's lyrics, and Michiaki Watanabe (Gasshin Sentai Mechander Robo, Mazinger Z, Godannar) is composing the music. Hiroaki Kagoshima (Dragon Ball Super, Heartcatch Precure!) is arranging the song.
Eiken, Wako, and Nippon Animation launched the "Miracle Robot Force" project on April 3, and it is planned to run for about one year. The project marks the 40th anniversaries of the UFO Senshi Daiapolon, Chogattai Majutsu Robot Ginguiser, Gasshin Sentai Mechander Robo, and Blocker Corps IV: Machine Blaster anime. The first part of the project, a visual of robots from the four anime, debuted in April.
Eiken produced UFO Senshi Daiapolon, an original work by Tetsu Kariya and Shigeru Tsuchiyama (Ryū Kaidō). Kariya and Tsuchiyama's original manga Ginga Senshi Apolon inspired the television anime. The anime is known for featuring American football, which is not popular in Japan.
Nippon Animation produced Chogattai Majutsu Robot Ginguiser, the first work in which acclaimed voice actor Kazuhiko Inoue played a protagonist. Inoue's other anime roles include Hatake Kakashi in Naruto and Naruto Shippūden, Hatori Soma in Fruits Basket, Cars in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and Matsuzō Matsuno in Mr. Osomatsu.
Masami Anno directed Gasshin Sentai Mechander Robo at Wako. Anno has also worked on storyboards for the Bleach television anime and Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra animated series.
Nippon Animation produced Blocker Corps IV: Machine Blaster as its first giant robot anime. Mechanical design legend Kunio Okawara (Yōnosuke Shichishi) worked on the television anime series.