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