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3DCG Anime Series 'Obsolete' Announces Staff and Cast

Nov 24, 9:29 PM
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The official website of Gen Urobuchi's Obsolete 3DCG mecha anime series unveiled the cast, production staff, the main visual, and a trailer on Monday. The anime will debut as a YouTube Original series on December 3.

Bowman: Masahiko Tanaka (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Miyajima: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Joker Game)
Loewner: Jin Yamanoi (Ristorante Paradiso)
Fernando: Wataru Takagi (Great Teacher Onizuka)
Zahir: Ryuuzaburou Ootomo (One Piece)

Mechanical Design: Makoto Ishiwata (Suisei no Gargantia)
Character Design: Akihiko Yoshida (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou), Yuuya Nagai (Granblue Fantasy game character design)
Setting Director: Seiichi Shirato (Jormungand researcher)
Weapon Research: Takaaki Suzuki (Strike Witches military research)
CG Director: Tomonari Nakajima (Ibara no Ou)
Director of Photography: Masashi Ookubo (Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo CG director)
Art Director: Junichi Taniguchi (Votoms Finder)
Art Setting: Yoshihiro Sono (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These - Kaikou)
Design Works: Daisuke Honda
Editing: Takeshi Seyama (So Ra No Wo To)
Sound Director: Youta Tsuruoka (Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon)
Sound Design: Kouji Kasamatsu (Gantz:O sound effects)
Music: Tomohisa Ishikawa (Kurokami The Animation)
Planning Producer: Ryousuke Takahashi

The opening theme, "obsolete," is written and produced by Skrillex and Nik Roos. Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund is performing the ending theme "ORB-SOLUTION."

Urobuchi developed the anime's original plan and is handling the series composition. Hiroki Yamada (Kaze no Matasaburou (2016)) and Shirato are directing the series at CG animation studio Buemon. The latest episodes will be available to premium users first before they're streamed free of charge for regular viewers.


Source: Moca News
Nov 24, 9:37 PM
Casul Anime Fan

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Youtube's getting into anime now? Jeez

I have Youtube Premium and I have not watched a single Youtube Original series; this might be my first. There's also Gen Urobuchi so I'll definitely try this series out...

Edit: Ok, I don't mind CGI in general but that CGI is horrific..Jesus..I'll still try it out because Gen is involved but I'll keep my expectations low.
Modified by jc9622, Nov 24, 9:41 PM
Nov 24, 9:41 PM

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jc9622 said:
Youtube's getting into anime now? Jeez
It's not the first time YouTube got official anime series, though. The first time is this.
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Nov 24, 9:45 PM
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tsubasalover said:
jc9622 said:
Youtube's getting into anime now? Jeez
It's not the first time YouTube got official anime series, though. The first time is this.

My bad....Didn't even know this series existed until you showed it to me.
Nov 24, 10:30 PM

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Looks pretty interesting, will definitely give it a shot at the very least. Didn’t think I’d ever see Skrillex working on the Op of an anime so that’s really intriguing in one aspect. Hopefully, this’ll lead to more anime productions going for the YouTube route.
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Nov 24, 10:33 PM

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testing water with a machinary warfare campaign. skynet has taken over youtube. who will be the john connor? watch to find out.
Nov 24, 10:36 PM

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I usually defend cgi shows. But this looks horrible.
Nov 25, 5:37 AM
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if only they made it full FPS lol the limited FPS only works well enough on cel shaded 3DCG but not on this style of 3DCG

and any news on how many episodes this will have?
Nov 25, 7:11 AM

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CGI quality staying true to it's tiltle
Nov 25, 8:09 AM

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A Skrillex theme song?? This just keeps getting better xD A crappy CG, YT original mecha anime, WITH Skrillex... I can't wait to see how this unfolds.

I wonder if it will be releasing weekly or if they'll dump all the episodes on December 3rd?
Nov 25, 10:34 AM

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Seems like the only thing Urobuchi is going to kill in this one is the frame rate
Nov 25, 12:26 PM

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The framerate is half of what Aikatsu and Aldnoah Zero's CG animates at, wtf, they have the budget to do at least 24-30 FPS.

Nov 25, 2:11 PM
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I saw the youtube Originals and you lost me, I try a lot of shows, but I'm paying another subscription personally. I've already got HiDive and the Shonen Jump App
Nov 25, 2:14 PM

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Looks like crap, or shall I say obsolete
Nov 25, 7:28 PM

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I wanted to really like this PV but it seems like they took concepts from Innocent Venus, RideBack, Armored Core V, Muv-Luv, and Sidonia and mashed it all up with bad CG. I'm sure if the animation turns out to be more on the Blame! or Sidonia end of the spectrum it'd be in my strike zone, and I want to give some benefit of the doubt to such a strong staff as well.

The real thing that breaks it for me is YouTube Original. I'm more than cautious about the prospect of YT anime, Urobutcher notwithstanding. Thankfully they are airing it free as well so maybe I will give it a chance when it does air just to see if the animation is better.
Nov 25, 10:06 PM

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3DCG Anime Series' "Obsolete," Announces Staff and Cast
Nov 25, 10:17 PM

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Published by youtube
Some strange CGI
Typical mecha-scifi

This have all the elements to be a...rather interesting show, to not say a complete garbage.
Nov 25, 11:44 PM

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Obsolote nightmare animation.
Nov 26, 4:06 AM

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The staff is really good. Takahashi is involved which was obvious from the start. Animation seems to look better during mecha combat but ultra-stiff with people. Hope this isn't a wasted potential. Urobutcher, you never know if hes suicide bombing his shows on purpose or what.
Nov 26, 6:26 PM
I love stuff...

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So, this is the future of anime...
Nov 27, 12:19 AM

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Unlike others here, I dont really care if the show has bad art or bad animation or terrible CGI , I just need good background music.
Nov 27, 8:11 PM
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I don’t know how or what I’m going to watch it on but, sure.
Dec 6, 8:47 AM
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Enel, bellamy and crocodile after 1 piece reunion