Japanese, Chinese Co-Produced RoboMasters The Animated Series' 2nd Video Previews Opening Song

posted on 2017-07-17 11:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
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Dandelion Animation Studio began streaming the Japanese version of the second promotional video for the Japanese and Chinese co-produced RoboMasters The Animated Series project on Saturday. The video previews un:c's opening theme song "super nova" for the Japanese version of the series.

The staff also revealed the series' second key visual in June.

The Japanese cast includes:

The series will have a separate cast for the Chinese version.

Yasutaka Yamamoto (Actually, I Am…, Squid Girl Season 2) is directing at the Japan-based Dandelion Animation Studio (3DCG animation for Haikyu!!, Miss Hokusai, The Empire of Corpses) and Gonzo (18if, Akiba's Trip). Kenichi Yamashita (D.Gray-man Hallow, Ketsuekigata-kun!) is writing the scripts and handling series composition. Rei Aoi (Luck & Logic ) is designing the characters, and Koji Watanabe (Space Brothers, Majestic Prince) is in charge of mechanical designs. Yakuya Yamazaki is credited as the 3D CG director, and Kei Ichikura (Magic Kaito 1412, Is This a Zombie?) is art director. Takeshi Takadera (Yowamushi Pedal, Bakuon!!) is directing the sound, and Yoshihiro Ike (DAYS, Rage of Bahamut Genesis) is composing the music.

Saori Fukuyama is performing the ending theme song "Higher Maker" for the Japanese version. The Chinese version of the show will have different theme songs.

The Shenzhen, China-based Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) drone manufacturing company is partnering with Dandelion Animation Studio to produce the project. The anime is based on the DJI-hosted RoboMasters competition, which is the world's biggest student robotics competition. News website The Verge posted a video in September from the five-day event last year in Shenzhen. At the competition, college students compete for cash prizes and a chance to audition to work at DJI. The tournament pits two teams of robots against each other. This year's event is the third RoboMasters event.

The video above features a clip (at 7:00) of what The Verge states is an already produced anime series that aired in China in fall 2016. The Verge said that the anime is about "a nerdy teen who finds his calling, and his courage, behind the wheel of a rover."

The RoboMasters The Animated Series anime project will depict college students as they prepare and participate in a RoboMasters tournament, and will depict the tournaments in CG.

Dandelion Animation Studio was founded in 2007, and has also worked on such series as March comes in like a lion and films such as Popin Q.

[Via Ota-Suke]

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