SUNRISE BEYOND, a new group company of SUNRISE that has produced numerous robotics works such as “Mobile Suit Gundam,” and BANDAI SPIRITS, which specializes in high-targeted goods, have teamed up to produce a full-fledged robot animation “Kyoukai Senki,” which will begin full-scale development in the fall of 2021.
“Kyoukai Senki” is SUNRISE BEYOND’s first original work that depicts the 16-year-old protagonist Shiiba Amou, who is not good at socializing, and the autonomous AI “Gai” as they fight to reclaim Japan.
It is a next generation high quality robot animation that has been thoroughly studied from the planning stage to the design, action, direction, and product linkage in collaboration with BANDAI SPIRITS.
The main mechanical designer of the humanoid special mobile weapon “AMAIM” that appears in this work is KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN, led by industrial designer Okuyama Kiyoyuki, bringing a real industrial design perspective into the animation. The result is a distinctive mecha design with a sense of realism and functional beauty that sets it apart from conventional robot mecha designs.
The technology of BANDAI SPIRITS has been brought together to create “AMAIM” plastic models and figures that combine unprecedented realism and functional beauty.
“Kyoukai Senki” is currently in production for release this fall.
In addition, the “Kyoukai Senki” plastic model series “HG 1/72 Kembu” will be commercialized to coincide with the start of the show, and the “Kyoukai Senki” Gaiden series will be serialized in the September 2021 issue of “Monthly Hobby Japan” (scheduled to be released on July 21), prior to the anime.
“Kyoukai Senki” Synopsis
In the year 2061, Japan has been taken over.
Japan was divided and ruled by the four major economic blocs of the world.
The Japanese people are oppressed as slaves of the world.
Japan has become the front line of the world where AMAIM, a humanoid special mobile weapon deployed by each economic bloc, roams around.
One day, Amou Shiiba, a boy who loves machines, meets the autonomous thinking AI “Gai”.
This leads Amou to throw himself into the battle to reclaim Japan.
Aboard the AMAIM “Kembu,” which he built himself.
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