Mecha-Ude Anime's Pilot Streamed With English Dub

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
English-subtitled version premiered on Friday

YouTuber Reina Scully began streaming the 26-minute pilot for Sae Okamoto's Mecha-Ude anime project on Saturday with an English dub.

The dub stars:

  • Reina Scully as Aki
  • Rayner Garranchan as Hikaru
  • Phil Du Bois as Alma
  • Christian Vandepas as Kagami

The previously posted English subtitled video will be available until June 10.

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. Hiroshi Matsuyama (director of .hack//G.U. Trilogy, .hack//The Movie) is serving as the general supervisor in charge of planning, script, setting, and direction supervision. The production team also 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. Eve is performing the opening theme song "Ambivalent," and AZLiGHTZ is performing the ending theme song "Alone."

A Japanese Campfire crowdfunding campaign raised 4,849,500 yen (about US$44,000) toward an initial goal of 2 million yen (about US$18,700) before ending on March 10, 2018.

The Kickstarter 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.

The original Kickstarter campaign raised US$67,918 from October to November 2016.

Source: Reina Scully's YouTube channel

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