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Original Robot Anime 'Captain Earth' to be Made by Bones and Star Driver Staff

by symbv
Sep 6, 2013 9:24 AM | 59 Comments
According to the latest issue of Newtype magazine, anime studio Bones is making an original robot anime titled "Captain Earth." Key staff from anime "Star Driver" will work together again in this anime. This includes director Igarashi Takuya and Script Writer Enokido Youji. Schedule, cast, and character design information is not yet available.

A few keywords and phrases are given together with a picture showing a giant robot:
- It is a drama about boys and girls in teenager years as well as "super" giant robots
- It has a straightforward story
- It takes place in the universe as well as on Earth
- The stage on Earth is set in Tanegashima, a southern island where Japan's space center is located. (The game/anime "Robotic;Notes" is also based on the island.)

Source: page scan from NewType via Yaraon

Captain Earth on MAL

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Please be as FABULOUS~ as Star Drive.

Sep 22, 2013 2:18 PM by Maor

Thread cleaned.
Removed several "will watch" and quote-chain spam posts as well as the posts that derailed the thread. Please stay on-topic.

Sep 12, 2013 1:30 AM by Luna

symbv said:
Source: page scan from NewType via Yaraon (http://blog-imgs-61.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/ppp_201309070031374ea.jpg)


fucking awesome
legs looks kinda like Linebarrel's legs

Sep 11, 2013 1:59 PM by Brigandi

Bones!?
Star Driver Staffs!?
Robots!?

Count me in! I can't wait for this!!

Sep 10, 2013 7:14 PM by srwgfan

neontaster said:
Either a joke or they didn't realize that Tanegashima is a real place, and not the fictional setting for R;N. Like saying a show is set in Tokyo or Osaka.
It is precisely my concern that I even added the wiki link of Tanegashima in my original post. People just need to click into it to see that the place is a real place in Japan. I even added that it is where Japan's space agency is located. Oh well.

Sep 9, 2013 11:23 AM by symbv

Introverturtled said:
VongolaXEspada said:
Litrydow said:
symbv said:
the game/anime Robotic;Notes is also based on the island

That's a bad sign.


How is that a bad sign? it's just the setting, so you're telling me if one bad anime takes place in tokyo, all animes that take place in tokyo are bad to.
It was a joke, get over it.


Either a joke or they didn't realize that Tanegashima is a real place, and not the fictional setting for R;N. Like saying a show is set in Tokyo or Osaka.

Sep 9, 2013 8:28 AM by neontaster

VongolaXEspada said:
Litrydow said:
symbv said:
the game/anime Robotic;Notes is also based on the island

That's a bad sign.


How is that a bad sign? it's just the setting, so you're telling me if one bad anime takes place in tokyo, all animes that take place in tokyo are bad to.
It was a joke, get over it.

Sep 8, 2013 9:56 PM by Introverturtled

symbv said:
Source: page scan from NewType via Yaraon (http://blog-imgs-61.fc2.com/y/a/r/yaraon/ppp_201309070031374ea.jpg)


Cool promo image.

Like others, always up for more robot anime!

Sep 8, 2013 9:55 PM by DangerMouseDM

Litrydow said:
symbv said:
the game/anime Robotic;Notes is also based on the island

That's a bad sign.


How is that a bad sign? it's just the setting, so you're telling me if one bad anime takes place in tokyo, all animes that take place in tokyo are bad to.

Sep 8, 2013 5:06 PM by VongolaXEspada

Laciie said:
No, it's a reference to Star Driver.


ah
thought it had something to do with Start Driver but it was more than that

Sep 8, 2013 1:25 PM by Exblaster

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Uriel_The_Fourth said:
Well at least that's the first news about a non moe/loli anime coming out in a while. The robot design looks cool.
Even though psycho pass S2 and hajime no ippo were announce not long ago at all

Also no one said this isnt a moe, if its by the star driver crew then it probably will have some


Well what I meant to say is that at least this isn't another Mahou Shoujo or IDOLM@STER anime. I check the news on this site almost daily and lately that's about all I've been seeing aside from old manga ending.

Sep 8, 2013 1:15 PM by FullmetalCarrot

Uriel_The_Fourth said:
Well at least that's the first news about a non moe/loli anime coming out in a while. The robot design looks cool.
Even though psycho pass S2 and hajime no ippo were announce not long ago at all

Also no one said this isnt a moe, if its by the star driver crew then it probably will have some

Sep 8, 2013 7:57 AM by JizzyHitler

Sounds awesome, always keen for a Mecha! Especially with the often beautiful art from nowadays.

Sep 8, 2013 7:13 AM by Snakes

Well at least that's the first news about a non moe/loli anime coming out in a while. The robot design looks cool.

Sep 8, 2013 6:34 AM by FullmetalCarrot

As long as the mechas are 2D, I'm so tired of this cg crap. Just because something is mechanical doesn't mean it has to automatically be cg.

Sep 7, 2013 9:20 PM by LoneWolf

I love Bones,thank you for zetsuen lol
i'll be checking it out

Sep 7, 2013 11:03 AM by renders

Candior said:
Unit-01 said:
Gonna have to check it out, I heard Star Driver was decent though.
If you want fabulousness and nice soundtracks, then it's pretty good. Other than that it's just a monster of the week straight-forward mecha anime with a different colorful art-style .
Shuhan said:
I don't get this fabulous reference.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDWqduPCs4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbkVxqgcP-k


Oh wow lol. That bgm was pretty sweet though.

Sep 7, 2013 9:43 AM by Shuhan

ChronosXIII said:
Please be more coherent than Star Driver.


Star driver had fabulous animation and art. But the story, characters, and coherency was complete shit

Sep 7, 2013 9:03 AM by GodlyKyon

Candior said:
Unit-01 said:
Gonna have to check it out, I heard Star Driver was decent though.
If you want fabulousness and nice soundtracks, then it's pretty good. Other than that it's just a monster of the week straight-forward mecha anime with a different colorful art-style .
It's just a fun as hell series, if you go in expecting nothing more than that then you'll have a good time, star driver is basically the best worst show

Sep 7, 2013 6:01 AM by JizzyHitler

Unit-01 said:
Gonna have to check it out, I heard Star Driver was decent though.
If you want fabulousness and nice soundtracks, then it's pretty good. Other than that it's just a monster of the week straight-forward mecha anime with a different colorful art-style .
Shuhan said:
I don't get this fabulous reference.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smDWqduPCs4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbkVxqgcP-k

Sep 7, 2013 1:57 AM by Candor

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