Urobuchi Gen (Nitroplus) best known for his work on “PSYCHO-PASS” and “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” to name a few has created a completely original CG Animation, “OBSOLETE” for “YouTube Originals” due to be broadcast on Dec. 3, 2019.
Accompanying that is the unveiling of the work’s main visuals and an official trailer movie with the opening theme “obsolete” created in collaboration with Skrillex and Nik Roos.
“OBSOLETE” is an original series headed by draft and series producer Urobuchi Gen and “BUEMON Inc.” for “YouTube Originals”, a featured space of YouTube for original series, movies and events. The work features real robot CG animation from Bandai Namco Arts’ channel. The story is an <if> world, an alternate timeline set in the near-future Earth that explores possibilities created by “2.5m” neurally operated robots known as “Exoframes”
In the year 2014, an alien called “Pedler” made a sudden appearance in the orbit, introducing humanity to neurally operated robots called “Exoframes” The Exoframes’ versatility and low price made them extremely popular in developing countries and soon became commonplace. Their appearance and displays of power on the battlefield have rendered our modern day weapons as things of the past.
Faced with a changing world, the United States of America was one of the first out of many countries to implement rules on the use of “Exos” as a way of safeguarding their country’s industries. This was a ploy to avert the people’s attention from the possibility that the robots could be used for military purposes instead. In the middle of this, threatened by the government’s current political stance, a Navy squad begins conducting independent research on the effects of the “Exo”s on the world.
This time, the main visuals, as well as information regarding staff, cast and the theme song have been announced.
Ishiwata Makoto (Nitroplus) is in charge of the mecha designs and Yoshida Akihiko and Nagai Yuya (CyDesignation) are both in charge of character design. The voice actors cast are as follows: Tanaka Masahiko as Bowman, Morikawa Toshiyuki as Miyajima, Yamanoi Jin as Levner, Takagi Wataru as Fernando and Otomo Ryuzaburou as Zahir.
The Opening theme song “obsolete” is a collaboration, written and produced by Skrillex and Nik Roos. It has been decided that the Ending theme song will be TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND’s “ORB-SOLUTION”.
This time, the official trailer movie with the opening theme “obsolete” has been unveiled.
The anime “OBSOLETE” will begin broadcast on Dec. 3, 2019 from 8pm (20:00 JST) on YouTube.
Furthermore, it is slated that the series will be streamed episode by episode from EP2 onwards every Tuesday for free.
Streaming from Dec. 3, 2019 (Tues) onwards.
※All episodes are only available for YouTube Premium Members.
※EP2 onwards is scheduled to stream weekly every Tuesday for free.
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