News A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- Anime Reveals Designs for Weapons, Vehicles
posted on 2018-03-06 20:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff of Netflix and BONES' original anime series A.I.C.O. -Incarnation- revealed the mechanical designs for some of the weapons and vehicles that appear in the anime's world. Mechanical designer Takeshi Takakura drew the designs. He commented that, "People always look for a face when they see a new thing. For these designs, I kept in mind that concept of a 'face,' so all the mecha in the show have some kind of face-like thing."
Beetle Hexaped Vehicle
Bipod Bipedal Vehicle
More images are available on the Eiga Natalie website.
The anime will premiere on March 9 and have 12 episodes. Netflix will stream it worldwide.
The cast includes:
Yūsuke Kobayashi as Yuya Kanzaki, the male protagonist who transfers to Aiko's school
Ryota Takeuchi as Daisuke Shinoyama, the divers' leader and Shiraishi's buddy
Ai Kayano as Maho Shiraishi, a diver and Shinoyama's buddy
Makoto Furukawa as Yoshihiko Sagami, a diver and Kazuki's buddy
Taishi Murata as Kazuki Minase, a diver and Sagami's buddy
Kaori Nazuka as Haruka Seri, a diver and Kaede's buddy
M.A.O as Kaede Misawa, a diver and Haruka's buddy
Toru Ohkawa as Susumu Kurose, an artificial life researcher assigned to the Kiryu Bioengineering Laboratory
Takehito Koyasu as Kyōsuke Isazu, the head of the Kiryu Hospital and Aiko's personal doctor
Atsuko Tanaka as Akiko Nanbara, the head of the Countermeasures Agency for Artificial Life Contamination (CAAC)
Kazuya Murata (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing the science-fiction anime at the studio Bones (My Hero Academia, Eureka Seven). Yuuichi Nomura (Comet Lucifer) is in charge of the series scripts. Satoshi Ishino (Captain Earth, Date A Live, Excel Saga) is adapting the original character designs by Hanaharu Naruko (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) for animation, and also serving as chief animation director. Taro Iwashiro (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) is composing the music at Lantis.
Netflix describes the "bio science-fiction action" story:
In Japan in the year 2035, an accident known as the "Burst" occurs during a research project, spawning an out-of-control artificial life form called "Matter" that has spread throughout the Kurobe Gorge. The research city that was once hailed as the hope for humanity is cordoned off by the government. Two years later, 15-year-old Aiko Tachibana, who lost her family in the Burst, learns something unbelievable from Yuya Kanzaki, a new student at her school. A secret is hidden within her body, and the answer to the puzzle lies at the "Primary Point" that was the center of the Burst. Aiko resolves to infiltrate the restricted area, escorted by a team of divers and with Yuya as her guide. When boy meets girl with the fate of humanity in their hands, what new truth will come to light?
Source: Eiga Natalie