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Mixed-Media Project 'Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road' of Bushiroad Restarted With TV Anime Due Winter 2014

by symbv
Jul 29, 2013 2:11 AM | 42 Comments
In the fan event "Bushiroad Daisenryaku Happyoukai 2013 (Natsu)", it was announced that TV anime series "Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road" will start airing from fall this year. "Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road" is a mixed-media project started in July 2003 that has inspired related CDs, radio shows, manga, and novels throughout the years. There was an announcement in 2005 for an anime movie, but the plan was later indefinitely suspended. The project's revival was announced at the event called "Fujiroad Card Game Live 2013" held in March. The anime series is the first major initiative after the announcement. Other initiatives including card games will follow.

The plan for the "Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road" anime is said to hold a dear place for Kidani Takaaki, CEO of Fujiroad, as he came up with the name "Bushiroad" for the company he founded in 2007 from this project. The anime will be a joint production effort by Bushiroad, Bandai Visual, Nitroplus, and Kinema Citrus.

Staff information:

Original creator, chief producer: Kidani Takaaki
Director: Sakoi Masayuki
Series Composition: Kaihou Norimitsu
Character Design: Mimori Sinov, Toda Mai
Mecha Design: Niθ

Cast information:

Kazusa-Shin: Toriumi Kousuke
Hashiba-Hinata: Saeki Tomo
Maeda-Kagato: Suzuki Chihiro
Tot-Kanki: Sawashiro Miyuki
Yuzuha: Kadowaki Mai
Nene: Nogawa Sakura
Mikoto: Shintani Ryouko
Ikki: Enomoto Atsuko
Van-Hou-Kim: Itoh Hayato

Source: Screen capture from event

EDIT (Sep 22): The newly started anime website http://bushiroad-anime.com/ now shows broadcast date to be winter 2014 instead of October 2013

EDIT (Nov 06): The format turns out to be a 90 minute TV special not a series and will be broadcast on Dec 31, 2013.

Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road on MAL

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aww man... I was expecting this to be a complete series, kinda disapointed to be honest....

but yeah, a whole 1h and half animation it's not that bad either, kinda reminds me at Pokemon Special: The origin, I just hope it won't feel too rushed... :I

Nov 12, 2013 8:28 PM by NemuriNezumi

Thats balls I was hoping for a 12 episode series at best, but I guess I should be happy about this seeing how Bushi Road was shelved since 2003. I'm surprised they decided to restart it 10 years later.

Nov 12, 2013 5:58 PM by Roloko


>Dat new key visual
Getting hyped

So the whole thing is a 90 minute special? A TV series would have been nice but this is fine too. We are still basically getting 4 episodes of anime or maybe it would be better to look at as a 1h 30m movie.

Nov 6, 2013 8:18 AM by VioLink

tsubasalover said:
I was hoping that it is just "prequel" type and more to come as TV series during Winter 2014 when I read that animate.tv article yesterday, but it seems like this anime is only 90 min.
I also wondered if it is just a first episode done in a special format, which is why I kept searching high and low for confirmation whether it is one-off or a start of a series, and I think I found it is really just 90min anime from the akiba-souken article when it said:
今回、10年越しにTV放送が決定した「熱風海陸ブシロード」は90分の単発番組に

Nov 6, 2013 7:24 AM by symbv

I was hoping that it is just "prequel" type and more to come as TV series during Winter 2014 when I read that animate.tv article yesterday, but it seems like this anime is only 90 min.

http://animeanime.jp/article/2013/11/06/16214.html

Nov 6, 2013 7:18 AM by tsubasalover

AbZeroNow said:
It would appear that there is a December 31st broadcast at 1900 on Tokyo MX and BS 11.

http://bushiroad-anime.com/broadcast/

So does it start with a special or is the whole anime actually a TV Special?
There are more information from other news source (with some screenshots from trailer as well)
http://akiba-souken.com/article/anime/18142/
http://www.animate.tv/news/details.php?id=1383719775

It turns out that the program from 1900 on Dec 31 is a 3 hour special but only 90 min of it is the anime itself, and the whole anime is just that 90 min.

Nov 6, 2013 6:23 AM by symbv

It would appear that there is a December 31st broadcast at 1900 on Tokyo MX and BS 11.

http://bushiroad-anime.com/broadcast/

So does it start with a special or is the whole anime actually a TV Special?

Nov 6, 2013 6:11 AM by AbZeroNow

I quite like the key visual

Oct 4, 2013 9:56 AM by symbv

tsubasalover said:

Oh, so it seems like it got changed to Winter instead of Fall?
Indeed according to the official website http://bushiroad-anime.com/broadcast/ it is now set in winter 2014. I have updated the title of this thread to reflect the new start date.

Sep 22, 2013 12:21 PM by symbv

Shadow-Chan said:
Anime official website: http://bushiroad-anime.com/

Key visual is up. PV (http://youtu.be/l-FVcE7BJOs)
Theme song is by Ono Masatoshi ♥

http://bushiroad-anime.com/images/keyvisual.png
I really like that key visual, all the characters look badass and that one is one sexy group of ladies this anime has.

based on the PV the animation level looks rather high.
tsubasalover said:

Oh, so it seems like it got changed to Winter instead of Fall?

Looks like Winter is going to be a strong season as well, it already has a group of shows I'm hyped for.

Sep 22, 2013 11:28 AM by VioLink

Shadow-Chan said:
Anime official website: http://bushiroad-anime.com/

Key visual is up. PV (http://youtu.be/l-FVcE7BJOs)
Theme song is by Ono Masatoshi ♥

Oh, so it seems like it got changed to Winter instead of Fall?

Sep 22, 2013 7:07 AM by tsubasalover

Anime official website: http://bushiroad-anime.com/

Key visual is up. PV (http://youtu.be/l-FVcE7BJOs)
Theme song is by Ono Masatoshi ♥

Sep 22, 2013 6:54 AM by Shadow-Chan

Is this that anime that the author of Trinity Blood was working on before he died? Should they really be dragging up things like that?

Sep 17, 2013 7:09 PM by Tuskus

Hoppy said:
Hopefully if it's a card anime, it doesn't end up like Fantasista Doll and if it does at least release the game on the 3DS or Vita not mobile especially if you want the game itself to be known.


If it is a Japanese exclusive arcade game that's fine too. Just ask Aikatsu! and Pretty Rhythm, but both have 3DS games too. Also, this anime sounds interesting.

Aug 24, 2013 7:32 AM by murazrai

Hopefully if it's a card anime, it doesn't end up like Fantasista Doll and if it does at least release the game on the 3DS or Vita not mobile especially if you want the game itself to be known.

Aug 24, 2013 7:20 AM by Hoppy

I like the character designs and it seems interesting.
And if it's mecha that's a plus.

Aug 24, 2013 5:54 AM by yuyyuka

Will watch for mecha. The character designs are nice too...

Jul 29, 2013 5:28 PM by Roloko

Decent character designs I guess. Will give the first episode a try before deciding to marathon this or not.

Jul 29, 2013 12:59 PM by Stark700

Mr_Gutts said:
i like the character design but not that excited to watch a card game to be honest.
The anime may or may not be about a card game though - we still don't know about what kind of story it is about.

Jul 29, 2013 12:00 PM by symbv

i like the character design but not that excited to watch a card game to be honest.

Jul 29, 2013 11:50 AM by Mr_Gutts

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