Hero Bank 3DS Game's Promo Announces TV Anime Adaptation
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Sega began streaming a new promotional video for its Hero Bank video game for the Nintendo 3DS portable system on Friday. The end of the promotional video announces that an anime adaptation of the game has been green-lit, and that the television anime will begin airing on TV Tokyo and its related channels in April.
The video introduces the characters and the system for the game. While battling, the player must move around the ring in order to find their opponent's weak spot. When the crowd viewing the fight gets more excited by the player's successful attacks, Kaito receives more money. One solid punch could earn Kaito up to a few million yen. The player must change Kaito's "Hero Gear" at certain times, as each piece of Gear has a time limit. Hero Gear can be purchased, but can also be created by the player for a custom experience.
The game features the following cast:
Yuko Sanpei as Kaito Kōshō, the hero of the story. He's super energetic and over-confident, but he has earned a great trust from his allies.
Miyuki Sawashiro as Mitsuo Zaizen (left) and Kazuya Nakai as Fukuta Kanemaru (right), Kaito's companions. What the strong Fukuta lacks in brains, Zaizen makes up for him in smarts.
Hiroshi Kamiya as Nagare Amano, a young man who used to be Kaito's friend before his personality and looks changed completely. He fights against Kaito as his rival.
Banjou Ginga as Sennen (left) and Houko Kuwashima as Ai Kōshō (right). Kaito owes 10 billion yen to Sennen, who is strangely familiar with the system of Hero Bank, while Ai is Kaito's sister who is kind, but frightens him the most.
The game centers around Kaito, an elementary school boy who is suddenly burdened with 10 billion yen (about US$100 million) in debt one day. The only way he can pay off the debt is to master "Hero-Gi" (downloaded off the net) and win matches in "Hero Battle," a new-generation cyber sport. The tagline of the game "Change your money with justice!"
The game is scheduled to be released on March 20. The official Sega Store on Enterbrain's online shopping site Ebten listed the Hero Bank game with "a Spring 2014 anime adaptation green-lit" earlier this week.