Anime Network Online Streams Frame Arms Girl Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Anime Network Online (ANO) announced on Saturday that it will stream the Frame Arms Girl television anime series. ANO will begin streaming the series on April 3, with new episodes streaming on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The anime will be available to subscribers in the United States, Canada, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Latin America.
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the anime, and that the series would stream on "select digital outlets" as a simulcast. Sentai Filmworks also plans to release the series on home video.
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Hayate the Combat Butler, Sket Dance is directing the anime at ZEXCS and Studio A-Cat. Deko Akao (Noragami, Flying Witch, Amanchu!) is supervising the series' scripts. Kōsuke Kawamura (Mayo Chiki!, OniAi, AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon") is adapting Humikane Shimada's original character designs for animation. Takayuki Yanase is credited for mechanical design. Yuichi Goto (Initial D, Kamisama Dolls) is the CG director. Keigo Hoashi (Dusk maiden of Amnesia, Concrete Revolutio) and Kakeru Ishihama (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Nisekoi - False Love) from MONACA are composing the music. Satoki Iida (Mayo Chiki!, Assassination Classroom, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) is the sound director.
The anime's story begins when Ao opens a package that arrives at her doorstep. Inside the package is Gourai, a Frame Arms Girl: a small robot capable of independent movement. Gourai is a newly-developed prototype: a Frame Arms Girl equipped with an "Artificial Self," an advanced AI that gives her a personality. Ao is the only one that has activated her. Gourai begins to gather both battle data and emotions, starting a day-to-day life with Ao, who knows nothing about Frame Arms Girls.
Kotobukiya's Frame Arms models are a line of plastic robot model kits designed by mechanical designer Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse). The new Frame Arms Girl line, introduced in 2015, introduces new designs by Humikane Shimada (Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer character designs), featuring robots from the original Frame Arms line portrayed as girls. The first model in the line, Gourai, is based on Yanase's robot design with the same name.
The Frame Arms previously inspired a short anime bundled with the Frame Arms Versus Set Zelfikar vs. Hresvelgr=Ater kit in May 2015.