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OVA for Katakyoku no Chronos Gear Announced

by ap19
Apr 24, 2012 3:28 AM | 18 Comments
According to, mobile content company G-Mode and animation company AIC have commenced a new collaborative multimedia project called Katayoku no Chronos Gear (direct translation: One-Winged Chronos Gear). This project will include an OVA series by AIC, a game by G-Mode, and a manga series by G-Mode.

key visual from homepage

In the near future, when the perfected space elevator has triggered the era of space colonization, an accident occurs, involving the raiding of a space station by an unknown enemy organization named "Oblicuse". The human race plummet into a space war with an extraterrestrial life form for the first time. In order to resist the overwhelming technology of the Oblicuse, Chronos Incorporated decides to scout the descendants of historical heroes from around the world to fuse them with battle suits known as Gears to create specialized biological weapons called Chronos Gears. These Chronos Gears would train within a specially established school campus to prepare for combat. The descendants of heroes such as Ryouma Sakamoto, Musashi Miyamoto, Napoleon Bonaparte and Jean d'Arc now gather to save the solar system!

The manga release has already been announced to start on the G-Mode Web Comic Magazine, COMIC Meteor. The OVA will also be released this summer. The game will materialize Gear combat, while preserving the atmosphere of the world setting in the anime. In-game illustrations are planned to be drawn by various popular mangakas. More information is to come on the official webpage.

Director - Hiroki Hayashi (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki!)
Character Design/Animation Director - Ryuuichi Makino (Hourou Musuko)
Script - J/R Sakurajima Eki
Art Director - Ayu Kawamoto (Ano Natsu de Matteru)
Production Designer - Shigemi Ikeda
Sound Director - Toshiki Kameyama
Music - G-Mode
Animation - AIC
Producer - G-Mode

Musashi Miyamoto - Tomoaki Maeno
Haruka Sasaki - Sayuri Yahagi
Jeanne Saya - Aoi Yuuki
Ryou - Yumi Hara

Source: (Japanese), Official Site (Japanese)

Note: Some of the terms used in the synopsis are temporary translations, and may be subject to revision in accordance to official updates.

Katayoku no Khronos Gear on MAL

18 Comments Recent Comments

not bad ))

Apr 25, 2012 12:50 PM by Misaola

jmal said:
seishi-sama said:
A specially established school campus - check

Like so, so, so many other shows.

Specific super powers - check

Like so, so, so, so, so many other shows.

Descendants of historical heroes vs recreating history - check

Two things that are distinctly different.

Going by the above, Milky Holmes would be a Horizon ripoff too. I'd love to see someone make that argument.

Obviously, no one can make an argument as elaborate and difficult to argue with as you're making here, so you'll probably have to give it a shot yourself.

Apr 24, 2012 12:39 PM by seishi-sama

jmal said:
seishi-sama said:
They want to make a Horizon clone or what?..

? But this synopsis sounds nothing like Horizon's plot.

It sounds more than similar if you ask me.

A specially established school campus - check
Specific super powers - check
Descendants of historical heroes vs recreating history - check

The latter is probably the most important since in both cases, history directly affects the present.

Apr 24, 2012 11:47 AM by seishi-sama

I agree with the slight backlash. As cool as this does sound, the fact that it includes "school" in the description evokes traumatic memories of all those who browse this forum.

Apr 24, 2012 11:37 AM by Exkalamity

doesn't look half bad

Apr 24, 2012 11:35 AM by Mr_Gutts

i would have been more impressed if it was mere normal people rather than "historical" ones. it just sounds so bland and overused.

Apr 24, 2012 11:27 AM by kisami

Uhh...It looks...okay...

Apr 24, 2012 10:27 AM by Magito

If Brains Base did it I'd be in, but otherwise probably not.

Apr 24, 2012 10:23 AM by Alcoholicide

A more historical version of Infinite Stratos. Not sure what to think about that.

Apr 24, 2012 8:41 AM by Rachmaninow

looks kind of interesting

Apr 24, 2012 8:07 AM by Angel_Beats

Why does it have to be a school setting? Why does this remind me of Hidan no Aria with that heroes descendants crap? Why all that after such a promising first line of the synopsis?

Whatever, I'll pass.

Apr 24, 2012 8:01 AM by hontobaka

inb4 I react negatively to this.

Apr 24, 2012 6:49 AM by wakka9ca

The official art makes it look generic. The synopsis is mildly interesting, but then they had to say "school campus", didn't they? It's possible that it could turn out to be more interesting than it looks, but from what I see here I don't think I'd care about picking it up.

Apr 24, 2012 5:57 AM by gekidasa

I might consider it.

Apr 24, 2012 5:37 AM by SilentTruth

They want to make a Horizon clone or what?..

Apr 24, 2012 5:00 AM by seishi-sama

AGAIN with the school campus ?
Seriously, can't they make any anime without school in it ?

Apr 24, 2012 4:55 AM by SurferDude

Sounds pretty generic to be honest but I like the idea of a multimedia project.

Apr 24, 2012 4:15 AM by Zhou

if this is meant to be a comedy it sounds hilarious. otherwise..................

Apr 24, 2012 3:48 AM by simo000

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