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Sae Okamoto's Mecha-Ude Short Anime's Promo Video Previews Theme Song

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
25-minute short produced through Kickstarter campaign now has July release

Sae Okamoto's Mecha-Ude short anime project began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Friday. The video previews Eve's theme song "Ambivalent."

Okamoto is also hosting a separate crowdfunding campaign on the Campfire site in Japanese. The crowdfunding campaign is aiming to raise 2 million yen (about US$18,100) by March 10.

Okamoto had revealed on the project's Kickstarter page in December that the anime is now planned for a July release for physical rewards such as discs and merchandise. The anime was originally planned for a release last month.

The original Kickstarter campaign raised US$67,918 from October-November 2016. The campaign aims to build a bigger production team for the project, which will produce a 25-minute pilot episode. A stretch goal will produce an additional short episode for the Heroine with Japanese voice-over with English subtitles.

The campaign page describes the anime:

Hero was a high schooler living an ordinary life.

One day, he meets a very strong and intelligent mechanical arm named “Mecha-Ude”. After a strange turn of events, the “Mecha-Ude” started living inside Hero's hoodie and the two's life full of trouble begins.

As the boy and his “Mecha-Ude” fights together and strengthen their bonds, the two also meets new friends who also fights along with each of their own unique “Mecha-Ude” partners.

Out of those, one of the heroine has two “Mecha-Ude” which appears out of her skirt. An active girl with a totally opposite characteristics from hero himself, he gradually becomes attracted to her.

But the two are confronted with other “Mecha-Ude” users who are in search of the secret of “Mecha-Ude” relentlessly.

In this work, an anima-machine named “Mecha-Ude” with self-awareness appears. Even though they look inorganic in nature, they all show or express their own feelings and opinions. They can feel angry, sad, and even encouraged to fight against enemies.

Okamoto and a "small group of production team members" are working on the project. Okamoto is directing the project at TriF Studio. She has worked as an animator on Sushi Police, Danchi Tomoo, and Tenkai Knights. The production team includes Tatsushi Momen (Sushi Police director) as the compositor, NARASAKI (Paradise Kiss, Penguindrum, Expelled from Paradise) as the composer, and Seiji Toda (Votoms Finder, Code Geass "Back to Zero") as recording and mixing engineer at S.O.L.I.D Sound Lab.

This article has a follow-up: Sae Okamoto's Mecha-Ude Short Anime Casts Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Tomokazu Sugita, Yu Shimamura (2018-01-19 10:06)
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