Crunchyroll Adds RErideD TV Anime's 1st 4 Episodes on Saturday
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it will begin streaming the first four episodes of Kadokawa's RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida (RErideD: Derrida, who leaps through time) original anime starting on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The episodes will go live throughout the day. Crunchyroll will stream the series worldwide outside of Asia.
The anime will premiere on October 3 on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, TV Aichi, and TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu. The anime will also begin airing on BS11 on October 5. The first four episodes debuted at a Japanese premiere event held on Saturday. The show will have 12 episodes.
The anime's official website describes the story:
The year is 2050. A young engineer named Derrida Yvain became famous thanks to his contribution with the development of the "Autonomous Machine DZ" at Rebuild, the manufacturing company founded by his father. One day, Derrida and his colleague Nathan find a a serious flaw in the "DZ"s and try to warn their boss but are ignored. Although aware of the danger, they reluctantly decide to put off taking any measures and go to Nathan's daughter Mage's birthday party. Next day, after spending a peaceful time, Derrida and Nathan are suddenly attacked by unknown forces. At the end of the escape, Derrida falls into a cold sleep machine and 10 years later, he wakes up to a devastated world in the middle of a war. Being attacked by a group of out of control "DZ"s, Deriida almost gives up but he recall's Nathan's last words.
"Take care of Mage."
Despite the harsh fate that has fallen upon him, Derrida sets off to seek Mage.
Beyond the time, we reunite — this is the story of a journey for hope.
Takuya Satō (Steins;Gate, Armitage III: Poly-Matrix, Selector Infected Wixoss) is directing the anime at Geek Toys, and illustrator Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze, Haibane Renmei) is designing the characters. Koji Watanabe (Ace Attorney, Blue Gender) is adapting those character designs for animation, and Kenji Konuta (Servamp, Library War, Blood Lad) is handling the series composition.