The previously announced Mecha-Ude: Mechanical Arms original anime has released its first-ever trailer, and information that it will premiere next year. TriF Studio will be animating the series under the direction of Sae Okamoto, who is also the original creator.
Hiroshi Matsuyama will serve as the series’ chief supervisor. Shuichi Aso will serve as the animation director, Tetsuya Kinoshita as the producer, and Shota Kawamura as the CG director. Meanwhile, Terumi Nishi and Yoko Uchida are doing the character designs, while the music will be done by Kohta Yamamoto, DAIKI, and Hiroyuki Sawano. The cast for the anime includes:
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Hikaru Amatsuga
- Yu Shimamura as Aki Murasame
- Tomokazu Sugita as Arma
- Yuichi Nakamura as Fist
- Romi Park as Jun Kagami
Mecha-Ude: Mechanical Arms was first announced in 2018 through a preview trailer. Okamoto also directed a short original animation based off the series, made possible after a crowdfunding campaign, which raisednearly $67,000 in less than 2 months.
The official website for the original anime lists the synopsis as:
One day, Amatsuga Hikaru, a junior high school student living in Kitakagami City, meets the mysterious “Ude”-shaped mechanical life form Alma. Alma attempts to bind to Hikaru’s body in order to obtain energy from him, but fails. To his surprise, it binds to the hoodie that Hikaru was wearing. Meanwhile, the “Kagami Group,” a large corporation that plans to enslave the Mecha-Udes and turn them into weapons, is in pursuit of Alma. ARMS, an organization working to save and free the Mecha-Udes, also searches for Alma. Hikaru, unable to abandon the weakened Alma, puts on the hoodie that Alma has bonded with and gets caught up in the great events unfolding among the Mecha-Ude users……
Source: Official Website
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