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Robot Manga 'Majestic Prince' To Be Animated [Update Oct 6]

by dtshyk
Sep 25, 2012 6:17 AM | 70 Comments
According to the cover note of Monthly Heroes November issue, Ayamine Rando's sci-fi manga "Majestic Prince" was announced to get an anime adaptation.

Majestic Prince manga official website

Synopsis:
In the latter half of 21st century, humans leave the Earth and begin to live in space. In order to adapt to the environment in space and deal with the hostile aliens in Jupiter, genetically engineered children called "Princes" are artificially raised and trained to be pilots of armed robots "AHSMB (Advanced High Standard Multipurpose Battle Device). It's about one of the teenage "Princes", Hitachi O Izuru, who studies in an academic city Grandzehle.

Source: Picture of Heroes magazine

Update Oct 6
Official website
Trailer
Title: Ginga Kikotai Majestic Prince

Staff
Director: Motonaga Keitaro
Character Design: Hirai Hisashi
Series Composition & Script: Yoshida Reiko
Production Studios: Dogakobo, Orange (CGI of "Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito")

Key visual (scan of Newtype)

Ginga Kikoutai: Majestic Prince on MAL

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The character designs are wack.

Mar 18, 2013 3:50 PM by GD1551

Wow. I've rarely seen a thread as full of fail as this one. Anyway, I hope it isn't too heavy on school aspects or it's an instant drop. I want to see people fighting and blowing the shit out of everything in their mechs and not comedy scenes about their wacky student life.

Mar 18, 2013 12:53 PM by mecharobot

NOT surprised tthat both seiyuus (Aiba Hiroki & Ikeda Junya) were in Super Sentai series (Shinkenblue from Samurai Sentai Shinkenger & GokaiSilver from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)!

Mar 1, 2013 4:53 AM by JafriZin

Anyone realize the background music after 0:12, is also used in attack of the titans pv?

Jan 9, 2013 5:01 PM by Darkjolly

symbv said:
WOW!!!
http://youtu.be/ywxoFz05R3g


Wow looks good :O

Oct 10, 2012 3:49 PM by HauntingShock

Oct 10, 2012 6:37 AM by symbv

Goodluck to them~

Oct 6, 2012 2:16 AM by HauntingShock

Update Oct 6
Title: Ginga Kikotai Majestic Prince

Staff
Director: Motonaga Keitaro
Character Design: Hirai Hisashi
Series Composition & Script: Yoshida Reiko
Production Studios: Dogakobo, Orange (CGI of "Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito")

Key visual (scan of Newtype)

Oct 6, 2012 2:11 AM by dtshyk

jmal said:
That was my point. Shoujo, especially, gets thrown around a lot even for shows that are heavily male-targeted. People often use it as shorthand to describe things that are not inherently more prevalent in typical shoujo manga than manga for other demographics.


that's common on here, and i've seen many examples to be frank, and it's not Shoujo lol.

Sep 27, 2012 3:21 PM by Downgrade355

jmal said:
Sounds odd to me too, but I'd need to hear more about what elements the poster had in mind. Perhaps it was just an unusual choice of words to describe the rather intensely emotional romantic relationships and strong female presence. Can't speak for that person.


But those aren't necessarily associated with Shoujo/Josei.
Though i'd also rather hear it from the poster too, what they meant with Shoujo and Josei elements that is lol.

Sep 27, 2012 2:25 PM by Downgrade355

jmal said:
Downgrade355 said:
Gurren lagann's demographic is Shounen, according to Dengeki Daioh.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengeki_Daioh

That's the manga adaptation. The anime is original, and thus does not have an official shounen/shoujo/seinen/josei demographic label. I agree, of course, that TTGL's creators no doubt anticipated a majority (but not exclusively) male audience. I just wouldn't point to the manga adaptation as definitive proof.


Yeah i know, and i'm not saying there are no female viewers for Gurenn lagann, i'd look like an idiot if i said that, but seriously, Josei/Shoujo elements in Gurenn lagann? Does not compute lol.

Sep 27, 2012 2:10 PM by Downgrade355

Amberleh said:
Rinne looks like it has alot of fan service. I think it's safe to say it's geared at men.

Rinne does not really have that much fan service. There are some mild fan service but quite a lot are just moe traits inherent in the character design (like clumsy girl, big chested girl etc). Because of that, the anime indeed attracts more female audience than the usual robot shows. Besides the focus of the story on the bonds and friendship of the 3 heroines is a story that female audience can identify.
Amberleh said:

While Star Driver is made by some of the people who made the classic masterpiece shoujo known as Utena, it still looks harem-esque to me. I could be wrong on that one however.

Star Driver is definitely strong on female audience (as far as robot shows go) as there are quite a number of cool-looking male characters there. The robot design even looks a bit feminine too.

Sep 27, 2012 1:59 PM by symbv

Amberleh said:

Erm.

Infinite Stratos is a HAREM. No, it does not satisfy a female audience. There are some women who like harems, but I would not say it is equally geared at men and women. It is very clearly meant for men. There are no harems made for women, just as there are no reverse harems made for men.

Rinne looks like it has alot of fan service. I think it's safe to say it's geared at men.

While Star Driver is made by some of the people who made the classic masterpiece shoujo known as Utena, it still looks harem-esque to me. I could be wrong on that one however.

For an example of a mech show geared at both men and women... Well, you've obviously seen Gurren Lagann. While it does have a little fanservice, Gainax subtly combined elements of shoujo and josei into it as well, making it very accessable to both genders regardless of what their preferences may be. This is one reason it doesn't have a demographic tag, where Star Dirver and Infinite Stratos both say Shounen and Magic Knight Rayearth and Escaflowne both say shoujo. =)

I think Gundam Wing had a pretty good spread of male and female viewers as well because the boys were all pretty. Mmm Duo.


Gurren lagann has shoujo and josei elements in it? I think you watched the wrong show.
Gurren lagann's demographic is Shounen, according to Dengeki Daioh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengeki_Daioh

Sep 27, 2012 1:42 PM by Downgrade355

more sci-fi & robots ^___^

Sep 27, 2012 10:21 AM by Misaola

Why make futile wild guesses when you can check what the original manga is like??

http://www.heros-web.com/works/majestic.html
(the video has AKB48's Yuko reading the manga)

The first chapter to free to browse
http://www.heros-web.com/works/viewer/majestic_001/index.html

Sep 26, 2012 10:49 PM by symbv

Saw the word Majestic, now who can refuse that.

Sep 26, 2012 5:00 PM by Hyalos

@Amberleh

no i think you will like Rinne no Lagrange it has no ecchi at all its just friendship thing with Mechas piloted by Girls as what you have wanted

Sep 26, 2012 1:27 AM by j0x

j0x said:
Amberleh said:
I personally think we need more shoujo mecha shows. The only ones that come to mind are Magic Knight Rayearth and Escaflowne- Both are from the 90's as well. I can't think of ANY from the 2000's. I know there's some shoujo space shows like Moretsu Pirates, but that's not a mech show.

In fact, correct me if I'm wrong, but from looking around a bit, I think those two may very well be the ONLY shoujo mecha anime in existence.

Edit: Found a third, but it looks pretty horrendous. http://myanimelist.net/anime/2288/Cyberteam_in_Akihabara


their is also Infinite Stratos and Rinne No Lagrange and Star Drive satisfy both male and female audiences too


Erm.

Infinite Stratos is a HAREM. No, it does not satisfy a female audience. There are some women who like harems, but I would not say it is equally geared at men and women. It is very clearly meant for men. There are no harems made for women, just as there are no reverse harems made for men.

Rinne looks like it has alot of fan service. I think it's safe to say it's geared at men.

While Star Driver is made by some of the people who made the classic masterpiece shoujo known as Utena, it still looks harem-esque to me. I could be wrong on that one however.

For an example of a mech show geared at both men and women... Well, you've obviously seen Gurren Lagann. While it does have a little fanservice, Gainax subtly combined elements of shoujo and josei into it as well, making it very accessable to both genders regardless of what their preferences may be. This is one reason it doesn't have a demographic tag, where Star Dirver and Infinite Stratos both say Shounen and Magic Knight Rayearth and Escaflowne both say shoujo. =)

I think Gundam Wing had a pretty good spread of male and female viewers as well because the boys were all pretty. Mmm Duo.

Sep 26, 2012 1:20 AM by Amberleh

Amberleh said:
I personally think we need more shoujo mecha shows. The only ones that come to mind are Magic Knight Rayearth and Escaflowne- Both are from the 90's as well. I can't think of ANY from the 2000's. I know there's some shoujo space shows like Moretsu Pirates, but that's not a mech show.

In fact, correct me if I'm wrong, but from looking around a bit, I think those two may very well be the ONLY shoujo mecha anime in existence.

Edit: Found a third, but it looks pretty horrendous. http://myanimelist.net/anime/2288/Cyberteam_in_Akihabara


their is also Infinite Stratos and Rinne No Lagrange and Star Drive satisfy both male and female audiences too

Sep 25, 2012 11:09 PM by j0x

I personally think we need more shoujo mecha shows. The only ones that come to mind are Magic Knight Rayearth and Escaflowne- Both are from the 90's as well. I can't think of ANY from the 2000's. I know there's some shoujo space shows like Moretsu Pirates, but that's not a mech show.

In fact, correct me if I'm wrong, but from looking around a bit, I think those two may very well be the ONLY shoujo mecha anime in existence.

Edit: Found a third, but it looks pretty horrendous. http://myanimelist.net/anime/2288/Cyberteam_in_Akihabara

Sep 25, 2012 10:51 PM by Amberleh

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