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Basket Army Multimedia Project's Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
With Kingdom Hearts co-writer Nojima, Catblue: Dynamite's Higa, Ghost in the Shell composer Kawai

The official blog for the Busō Chūgakusei Basket Army (Armed Middle School Student Basket Army) project began streaming a four-minute promotional video for the series on Tuesday. The project, which includes a short anime and an audio drama, will be streamed for free.

Busō Chūgakusei is based on a novel written by Kazushige Nojima, the game scenario writer best known for role-playing games such as the Kingdom Hearts franchise, Black Rock Shooter the Game, and Final Fantasy VIII, X, X-2, and Versus XIII.

The story is set in August of 2026 at the Fuji Training Facility. Tōko Natori (voiced by Ami Koshimizu), a third-year middle school student in the Eastern Private Defense Academy, is entrenched in field training with instructor Kamiya. It has been a harsh training regiment, but it is finally the last day. Kamiya proposes a "extracurricular class" under the name "Newest Weapons Research." But then, an incident occurs that rocks all of Japan.

Busō Chūgakusei is the first venture in Enterbrain's XXolution project, a multimedia initiative that will span manga, novels, anime, illustrations, scripts, music, and other fields.

The first of the three-minute episodes will begin streaming on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Japan (3:00 a.m. EST), and the second will follow on February 29. Later episodes will appear every other month.

Atsushi Kawasaki (Duel Masters card game) is serving as art director, and Mitsudoki Akashikurasu is designing the characters. Tomokazu Nakano (The King Of Fighters Neowave) is contributing conceptual designs, and Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Death Note, Eden of the East) is composing the music. Romanov Higa (Catblue: Dynamite, TANK S.W.A.T. 01) is directing, storyboarding, and editing the anime at the studio asread and Studio RF.

[Via Moon Phase]

This article has a follow-up: Busō Chūgakusei Basket Army's 2nd Anime Short Streamed (2012-02-29 02:30)
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