Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Franchise Gets Animated Promo Video

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Project announcement teases "new adventure" in spring 2020

Anime studio Sunrise and Bandai Spirits' Tamashii Nations toy brand announced on Wednesday that the Mashin Eiyūden Wataru franchise is getting a new project titled "Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Shichi Tamashii no Ryūjinmaru" (Seven-Souled Ryūjinmaru) with an animated promotional video that will debut at the Tamashii Nation 2019 event. The announcement also included the tagline "A new adventure begins in spring 2020!"

Tamashii Nation 2019 will be held at the Akihabara UDX building in Akihabara, Tokyo from October 25-27. Hiroshi Kōjina, director of photography and guest character designer for the Mashin Eiyūden Wataru 2 anime, will appear at a screening and talk event for the anime on October 25 at 8:00 p.m.

The original Mashin Eiyūden Wataru television anime series produced by Sunrise premiered in 1988. The Mashin Eiyūden Wataru 2 sequel debuted in 1990, followed by the Chō Mashin Eiyūden Wataru sequel in 1997. The franchise has inspired three original video anime that debuted between 1989 and 1993.

The franchise's story centers on the elementary school boy Wataru Ikusabe. He aids a crisis in another world, fighting against the evil king Doakuda together with Ryūjinmaru and his friends.

Sources: Tamashii Nations, Sunrise, Sunrise Festival's Twitter account, Comic Natalie via Game Yoridori Subcul Midori Park

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