Animax Adds Buddy Complex
posted on by Andrew Osmond
In a press release, the Animax UK site announced that it will add the series Buddy Complex, with the first episode scheduled for Wednesday July 16. The series ran in Japan this spring and a sequel series has been announced for the fall.
Sunrise's robot television anime series revolves 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: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Watase Aoba, Saori Hayami as Yumi Hara Hina, Kouki Uchiyama as Jyunyou Dio Weinberg, Sho Hayami as Kuramitsu Gendo, Ayumi Fujimura as Lene Kleinbeck, Tomokazu Sugita as Lee Conrad, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Jarl Duran, Rina Satou as Elvira Hill, Kana Hanazawa as Nasu Mayuka, Marina Inoue as Anessa Rossetti, Toshiyuki Morikawa as Alfred Gallant, Takahiro Sakurai as Bizon Gerafil, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Tarjim Vasily, Mutsumi Tamura as Lasha Hakkarainen, Yumi Uchiyama as Margaret O'Keefe.
"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) directed the series from scripts supervised by the "BC Project." Tomoshige Inayoshi and Asako Inayoshi were both character designers and animation directors. Kanta Suzuki, Hiroki Tokuda, Tomohiro Kawahara, and Hiroyuki Taiga designed the mecha. Tatsuya Katou composed the music. True contributed the opening theme song "Unisonia," while ChouCho performed the ending theme, "Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de."