Bandai Spirits post 11 minutes Special Video For Upcoming Anime Kyōkai Senki

Sunrise Beyond (formerly Xebec) and Bandai Spirits announced new staff members and the October 4 television premiere date for their collaborative project Kyokai Senki (War Machines on the Borderline) on Wednesday. Bandai Spirits also released the first 11 minutes of the anime's first episode on YouTube:

Shinya Kusumegi (Fafner, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) and Hiroshi Arisawa (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) are the main mecha animators for the anime, and Studio Naya is in charge of the art.

The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 4 at 25:30 (effectively, October 5 at 1:30 a.m.), and it will then be broadcast on MBS and BS11. It will be available for viewing on Bandai Spirits' YouTube channel on October 6th at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. EDT).

The story is set in the year 2061, with Japan under a state of occupation by multiple states. The world, including Japan, has been consolidated under the rule of four trade blocs. The entire archipelago now the frontline of conflict. The Japanese people live under a state of constant occupation and oppression, with humanoid war machines called AMAIM patrolling its streets. A young introverted boy named Amō Shiiba (seen below) has a chance meeting with the autonomous AI Gai, and his acquisition of the AMAIM Kenbu begins a story that will see him attempting to take back Japan.

Another aspect of the storey revolves around Gashin Tezuka (below), a reticent and forthright 16-year-old Japanese resistance fighter who pilots the AMAIM Ghost to avenge his father.

Sunrise Beyond is directed by Nobuyoshi Habara (Fafner, Broken Blade, Star Blazers 2202), with series scripts overseen by Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Princess Principal: Crown Handler). The characters are designed by Kenichi Ohnuki (Kiko Senki Dragonar, Gundam Build Fighters, Golden Kamuy). The music is being composed by Rasmus Faber (The Asterisk War, Harukana Receive, Moriarty the Patriot).

Ken Okuyama (Enzo Ferrari car, fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, E6 and E7 Series Shinkansen trains) and his Ken Okuyama Design company are credited with mechanical design supervision, while Yuya Koyanagi, the company's designer, is credited with mechanical design alongside Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka, and Ippei Gybu.

Sources: Kyōkai Senki project's website, Comic Natalie, Anime News Network


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