'Zegapain Adaptation' 10th Anniversary Anime Film Retells Series With New Scenes, Characters
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Zegapain event at Anime Japan 2016 on Saturday announced new details on the anime's 10th anniversary events, including a new theatrical anime, a Blu-ray Disc release of the original anime, and a "stage reading" event.
The theatrical anime is titled Zegapain Adaptation, and it will recompile scenes from the television series, alongside newly animated scenes and cuts, as well as new characters. Zegapain Adaptation will open at Shinjuku Piccadilly in Tokyo; Cinema Ikspiari in Maihama, Chiba; and other theaters on October 15.
The new characters — whose names appeared in the original television anime series — include:
The Blu-ray Disc release of the original 2006 series will be a standard release version of Bandai Visual's 2010 Blu-ray Disc release in Japan, which had been exclusive to those who had pre-ordered the set at the time. The release date for the Blu-ray Disc box will be announced at a later date.
The "stage reading" event is titled "10th Anniversary Zegapain SBG Natsu no Hajimari @ Maihama Server," and will take place at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on July 16. The event will feature Shintarō Asanuma, Kana Hanazawa, and Ayako Kawasumi, who voiced the characters Kyo, Ryoko, and Shizuno respectively in the original series. ROCKY CHACK, who performed three ending theme songs for the series, will also perform live during the event. Ticket pre-orders for the event began on Sunday.
The original 2006 Zegapain television anime series' story follows Kyo, the lone member of his high school swim team. To keep the team afloat, he recruits Misaki to create a promotional video for the club. She agrees, but only if Ryo will pilot a mecha under the wing of Celebrum, a resistance organization fighting to destroy Deutera Areas formed on Earth by the aliens Gards-orm. Bandai Entertainment released the series on six DVD singles in North America from 2007 to 2008, and released it again in a Complete Collection DVD release in 2009. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime in 2013.