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Kawamori Shouji's New Anime BASQUASH! Announced

by dtshyk
Dec 5, 2008 11:21 PM | 17 Comments
According to NewType Magazine, Kawamori Shoji's (the director of "Macross" series) new anime "BASQUASH!" was announced. It will be aired in 2009. Kawamori said it's a "Basketball by Giant Robots + alpha" anime.

Original scenario: Kawamori Shouji, Thomas Romain ("Oban Star-Racers")
Director: Itagaki Shin ("Devil May Cry")
Series organizer & Script writer: Sato Tatsuo ("Shigofumi", "Martian Successor NADESICO")
Script writer: Kakihara Yuuko ("Seto no Hanayome")
Character designer: Yoshimatsu Takahiro ("Oh! Edo Rocket"), Suezen, Soeta Kazuhiro ("Lord of Lords Ryu Knight")

Dan J.D: Shimono Hiro
Sera D Miranda: Itou Shizuka
Isman Hotty: Nakamura Yuichi
Miyuki Ayukawa: Asano Masumi
Coco J.D: Hanazawa Kana

On a planet "Earth Dash", people are absorbed in a sports game "Big Foot Basketball (BFB)", in which players ride giant robots "Big foot" and play basketball. One day, Dan was watching a BFB game at the stadium, but it was so boring for him....

Source: Scan of New Type magazine
Source: Scan of New Type magazine 2
Source: Scan of New Type magazine 3
Source: Presepe news
BASQUASH! Official Website *PVs are available

17 Comments Recent Comments

Smells like fail, but it might be hilarious.

Jul 31, 2009 4:15 AM by zaberiel

dtshyk said:
News: NIKE designs BASQUASH! shoes
NIKE will be in charge of the shoes design of the robot "Big Foot".

Pfft, Nike.

Dec 14, 2008 8:31 AM by LolitaDecay

News: NIKE designs BASQUASH! shoes
NIKE will be in charge of the shoes design of the robot "Big Foot".

Source: Mainichi News

Dec 14, 2008 5:36 AM by dtshyk

That's just plain weird.

Dec 9, 2008 12:26 PM by LolitaDecay

New PV is available

...looks cool.

Dec 9, 2008 7:16 AM by dtshyk

windy said:
This sounds extraordinarily stupid.
Thus wonderful xD

Dec 7, 2008 8:38 PM by kirby

This sounds extraordinarily stupid.

Dec 6, 2008 7:07 PM by windy

either they're geniuses or this will suck.
how can anyone pull this off?

Dec 6, 2008 5:46 PM by Sohei

Mechas playing basketball, a very creative idea that none other anime has ever featured. I don't like the character designs. The mecha in the magazine preview sort of resemble a Transformer or a Medabot. The protagonist appears to be a young boy. The seiyuu cast looks okay, even though I have no clue who they are as to what their previous voicing roles were, but..

The staff members seem interesting:

Director: Itagaki Shin ("Devil May Cry")
Series organizer & Script writer: Sato Tatsuo ("Shigofumi")
Script writer: Kakihara Yuuko ("Seto no Hanayome")

Dec 6, 2008 5:36 PM by Kira01

my reaction for now is.....


the premise of this new anime is incredibly bizarre. well, since its Kawamori, its an obligatory watch. Now I have to shows next year that I really have to watch (the other being Guin Saga).

Dec 6, 2008 10:20 AM by avrc

Wow, this looks awesome. That's a great staff and studio, I've gotta check this out. By the way, if anyone cares, Roman Toma was the man behind Oban: Star-Racers, so this has a good chance of getting on something like the Disney XD channel.

Dec 6, 2008 8:51 AM by CCZilla

Wonder how this will turn out.

Dec 6, 2008 7:50 AM by Siing

Another random basketball-scifi-mecha anime?

How long will it take for people to realize that it just does not work.


Dec 6, 2008 7:05 AM by Fai

Basketball and mecha..don't get along well..
We'll see..

Dec 6, 2008 4:01 AM by Setsukyie

I really like the character design, and the tv-robot looks funny (but cool) as hell.

I haven't had any experience with the staff tho', don't know any names from the cast either..

But it looks intresting, I like basketball, (basketball anime less), and I'm started to feel more for mecha anime's, and I looked those two known robots already, and I love the character design.

So this is definitely going on my list.

Dec 6, 2008 3:34 AM by Ilyaoh

basketball by giant robots? wtf.

Dec 6, 2008 12:36 AM by chryseis

This looks so~ incredibly out of normal and random that I'm definitely watching it xD


Dec 5, 2008 11:39 PM by kirby