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Jokaku Gattai Oshirobots Project Gets Short Anime Directed by Masami Obari

posted on by Egan Loo
Original MIXI_ANIME project reimagines real castles as transforming, combining robots

The original MIXI_ANIME project Jōkaku Gattai Oshirobots (Castle Combiner Oshirobots) debuted a short anime directed by acclaimed mecha animator Masami Ōbari (Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector, Detonator Orgun, Gravion) on Saturday:

The project reimagines the historical castles in Japan as giant robot that transform and combine. In particular, the short above features the Kumamoto, Takamatsu, and Aizu-Wakamatsu Castles. A group of children and the Shirodama (the castles' souls, who are actually historical army commanders) join forces to pilot the castles.

Megumi Hayashibara narrates the short. Tsunko plays Takeki, and Kenichi Suzumura plays Kiyomasa. ZynX and Tatsunoko Production produced the animation in collaboration with Studio G-1 Neo.

The MIXI_ANIME booth at the Shiro Expo 2022 event in Kanagawa Prefecture's Pacifico Yokohama North venue features a 2-meter (about 6-foot) tall cardboard Kumamoto Castle robot this weekend. It is also distributing Oshirobots trading cards of the same castle.

Update: This short anime is the first project under MIXI_ANIME, a new anime brand from the IT company mixi. Source: Animation Buiness Journal

Source: Comic Natalie

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