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Nov 23, 2011 8:14 AM

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According to Famitsu, Enterbrain has launched a multi-media project "Busou Chuugakusei -Basket Army-". A short anime series will be streamed on the official website from December 22nd. Each episode is 3 minutes long and will be updated every two months.

Basekt Army official website

Staff
Director: ROMANoV HiGA ("TANK S.W.A.T. 01")
Script: Nojima Kazushige
Anime Character Design and Animation Director: Tanaka Masaki ("Minami-ke Okaeri")
Sound Director: Kameyama Toshiki
Music: Kawai Kenji
Production Studios: Asread, StudioRF Inc. (3D CGI of "Hellsing Ultimate")

Cast
Natori Tohko: Koshimizu Ami
Kurobe Kazuki: Kaji Yuuki
Senami Hikari: Tohyama Nao
Matsuura An: Hirata Mana
Kano Nanami: Mimori Suzuko
Takizawa Tomonori: Mizushima Takahiro
Chris: Inoue Kikuko
Gabriel: Kanemitsu Nobuaki
Torch: Yasumoto Hiroki

Synopsis:
In 2026, Japan has been suffering from the long economic recession and the malfunction of the government. In order to deal with the rising international tension, the government has initiated a new military education program for teenagers. Natori Tohko is in the third year of the military junior high school. On the final day of a combat training course, an instructor proposes an extracurricular lesson called "The newest arms research", which leads the students into an actual battle against a French PMC.

Source: Famitsu

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Nov 23, 2011 8:19 AM

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Military, huh. Might be worth watching.

Since it's short, I imagine it will be along the lines of something like "platonic Chain", but with 2D animation and with a military focus. Maybe a bit more action-orientated than that.
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Nov 23, 2011 8:33 AM

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A 3 minute long anime that's about a bunch of teens with guns. What could go wrong?
 
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Nov 23, 2011 8:40 AM

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Considering the lineup of the staff and the cast, there should be a full length work in the future, I believe.
 
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The artwork on the website looks very promising.
 
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Nov 23, 2011 9:56 AM

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3 minutes ? WHY ? =(
I would like to see it longer, like a normal TV series =)
 
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Nov 23, 2011 10:04 AM

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I mean, it doesn't sound bad, per se, but 3 minutes? Every 2 months?

I don't know about this...
 
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Nov 23, 2011 11:10 AM
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dtshyk said:
"Busou Chuugakusei -Basketarmy-". A short anime series will be streamed on the official website from December 22nd. Each episode is 3 minutes long and will be updated every two months.

Cast
Kurobe Kazuki: Kaji Yuuki
Senami Hikari: Tohyama Nao
Chris: Inoue Kikuko

Synopsis:
In 2026, Japan has been suffering from the long economic recession and the malfunction of the government. In order to deal with the rising international tension, the government has initiated a new military education program for teenagers. Natori Tohko is in the third year of the military junior high school. On the final day of a combat training course, an instructor proposes an extracurricular lesson called "The newest arms research", which leads the students into an actual battle against a French PMC.


Yay?
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Nov 23, 2011 11:18 AM

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Sounds like Hidan no Aria 2 to me. Hope this isn't the case since they only have 3 minutes each episode.

 
Nov 23, 2011 12:03 PM

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DesolateOne said:
Sounds like Hidan no Aria 2 to me. Hope this isn't the case since they only have 3 minutes each episode.


*shudders*

Why did you have to make that comparison, I was hopefully optimistic about this...
 
Nov 23, 2011 12:04 PM

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what is this madness, the french having a good army!
If your going to complain that Yu-Gi-Oh! Mangas are on the top NY times manga best sellers, you must not realize how popular Card games are(as well as the fact that you get a free card).
 
Nov 23, 2011 2:46 PM

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it would have been more interesting if it wasn't 3 min each episode
 
Nov 23, 2011 3:42 PM

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Kaji Yuuki have my babies.

Um. Anyway. Well, I'll be watching. Sounds interesting, and there's always potential for full length eps.
 
Nov 23, 2011 3:45 PM

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I like the title but not so much for the synopsis.
 
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KAJI YUUKI!!!! *O*

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Dec 13, 2011 4:35 PM

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Ugh. What's up with these short anime releases that's been spreading?
 
Jan 30, 2012 1:21 PM

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this looks promising indeed.. *_*

I was looking the official website linked above and i've just seen "comic" between the top menu, now i'm not really able to read japanese XD so.. is there any news about a possible related manga of this? *w*


 
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EtnaEraclea said:
I was looking the official website linked above and i've just seen "comic" between the top menu, now i'm not really able to read japanese XD so.. is there any news about a possible related manga of this? *w*
Google translate does wonders: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fbasketarmy.jp%2Fcomic
So I guess it's gonna be a one-shot. There isn't any more detail on the website for now, only a little synopsis.
 
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Oh. That's gonna be interesting. :D
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TANK T.W.A.T
 
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update: i've found additional cast, if you guys want to edit the main post~

Genki Muro as Youji Takatsu
Shin Furukawa as Satoshi Yoshino
Yūta Odagaki as Tarou Tsurumi

source: Basket Army [Animenewsnetwork]


 
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