News Robot Anime Majestic Prince's New Promo Previews Opening
posted on 2013-03-18 12:10 EDT by Egan Loo
The official website for the April space robot anime Ginga Kikōtai Majestic Prince began streaming the new promotional video on Tuesday. The video previews Natsumi Kon's opening theme song "Watashi wa Sōzō Suru," which will go on sale in a CD with Chiaki Ishikawa's ending theme "Sayonara tte Iu" on April 17.
The story follows humanity after it 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 Hitachi. He enrolls in an academy city called Gurantseere to fulfill his mission of "protecting humanity" with robotic mecha against an unknown race.
Izuru is assigned the impossible duty of leading Team Rabbits — nicknamed the "Zannen 5" (Disappointing Five) — of the MJP Project.
The other lieutenants in the team include:
the arrogant pilot Toshikazu Asagi
the airhead girl Tamaki Irie
the self-assured but naive control officer Kei Kugimiya
the chatty military otaku and gunner Ataru Suruga
Captain Rin Suzukaze of warship Godinion trains Team Rabbits under the command of MJP commander Simon Gatō.
The main staff for the anime includes:
- Director: Keitaro Motonaga (Katanagatari, Jormungand)
- Character Designer: Hisashi Hirai (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed franchise)
- Series Script Editor/Script: Reiko Yoshida (K-ON! franchise)
- Production: Dogakobo/Orange
The anime will premiere on April 4. Rando Ayamine and Hikaru Arashima's Majestic Prince manga began serializing in Monthly Hero's inaugural issue in 2011, and Shogakukan Creative is publishing the third volume of the manga this month.
Images © Sotsu, Fields, MJP Production Committee
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