Buddy Complex Anime's Web Ad Posted
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Bandai began streaming a 30-second web commercial for Sunrise's robot television anime series Buddy Complex on Monday. The "traditional robot action" series will premiere on January 5 on the Tokyo MX TV station, and it will also stream on the Bandai Channel.
The story will revolve around the friendship and coming-of-age of two boys. It begins with Aoba Watase, a boy who goes to high school in Tokyo and lives a carefree daily life. On the morning of his school's opening ceremony after summer vacation, he goes to campus as usual, but he has a chance encounter with another boy.
The other boy's name is Jyunyou Dio Weinberg. Their encounter will soon alter the fate of the world.
The main cast includes:
"Hajime Yatate," the collective pen name for the Sunrise animation staffers, is credited with the original story concept. Yasuhiro Tanabe (episode director on Battle Spirits: Brave, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere) is directing the series off scripts supervised by the "BC Project." Tomoshige Inayoshi and Asako Inayoshi are serving as both character designers and animation directors. Kanta Suzuki, Hiroki Tokuda, Tomohiro Kawahara, and Hiroyuki Taiga are designing the mecha.
The first episode will have an advance airing on Tokyo MX TV on December 29 at 11:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. EST), and it will also stream early on the Bandai Channel. Namco Bandai Games will release a multi-player smartphone game next year with Erica Masaki's theme song "Orbital Line." The March issue of Kadokawa's Dengeki Daioh magazine will launch a manga adaptation on January 27 with art by Hiroki Obara. A separate manga based on the smartphone game will debut in Dengeki Maoh starting in the March issue on January 27. Sakae Saito (Kankore, Heavy Object S) is drawing the manga in collaboration with Namco Bandai Games and Hajime Yatate.
Images © Sunrise/Buddy Complex Committee