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Original TV Anime 'M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane' Announced [Update 3/18]

by Dunois
Mar 12, 2014 11:59 PM | 160 Comments
A new TV anime titled M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane has been announced. The official teaser site and an official Twitter account have been opened as well. The anime will debut in April this year, according to the website.

Some staff details (as available) are listed below:

Director: Junichi Sato
Script: Mari Okada
Mechanical Designs: Shoji Kawamori
Studio: Satelight

Official website: http://www.m3-project.com/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/M3_anime

Source: Anime Anime, ANN, Yaraon

M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane on MAL


Update March 18
The official site has been updated with a key visual, as well as additional staff and cast.

Staff
Character Original Design: Onigunsou
Character Design: Hideki Inoue
Sound Director: Kounen Hamano
Sound Studio: Magic Capsule
Music: Haijime Sakita
Music Studio: Flying DOG
Studio: Satelight
Producer: M3 Project

Cast
Akashi Sazanuma: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Emiru Hazaki: Yoko Hikasa
Sasame Izuriha: Kotori Koiwai
Iwato Namito: Tomoaki Maeno
Kasumi Raika: Sayuri Yahagi
Minashi Maki: Tetsuya Kakihara
Maamu Yuzuki: Misato Fukuen
Heito Isaku: Ayumu Murase

Source: Official site, Rakuten

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Hahalollawl said:

Btw, are they doing some kind of theater showing or something? I'm not sure what the twitter says (https://twitter.com/M3_anime) but it seems like something is going on involving tickets and a theater, and I think it mentions the OP and ED. Maybe they left it out of the broadcast so that they could show it for the first time at this event?


There will be another pre-air event at theater this Friday (April 18, 2014). It seems the version shown on there is going to include the OP and ED animation, they're also going to shown episode 2 as well on the event.

They only shown episode 1 on the NND pre-air event.

Apr 14, 2014 1:08 PM by melina_putri

hpulley said:
Oh and the episode was just NND Live so it is gone from NND. But... the truth is out there... if you understand Japanese today.

While the OP and ED animation were not there, the rest of the episode seemed like a full episode.


Btw, are they doing some kind of theater showing or something? I'm not sure what the twitter says (https://twitter.com/M3_anime) but it seems like something is going on involving tickets and a theater, and I think it mentions the OP and ED. Maybe they left it out of the broadcast so that they could show it for the first time at this event?

Apr 14, 2014 10:39 AM by Hahalollawl

Hoppy said:
Eroyume said:
m3-project.com loads fine over a Japanese proxy. Are they gaijin blocking?


I wouldn't rule out that possibility, but why now? They could've done this weeks ago or at the beginning.


No idea. I deal with this a lot at eroge sites, and any time I get a 403 Forbidden, that is usually the case. They've been known to miss a range of IP addresses though. XD

202.255.192.102 on port 8080 will pull it up, btw, but it's not the snappiest.

Or if that doesn't work for whatever reason, FYI hpulley: http://i.minus.com/ilzxTHWkFKFWy.png

Apr 13, 2014 3:27 PM by Eroyume

Hahalollawl said:
hpulley said:
Obviously they've been overrun by the Avidya Zone... now there is only blackness...


Okay I admit, I giggled at this.

@hoppy Hmmm that's interesting. I don't think it has worked for me for a while...Are you in Japan?


No, I'm in the US.

Apr 13, 2014 2:52 PM by Hoppy

hpulley said:
Obviously they've been overrun by the Avidya Zone... now there is only blackness...


Okay I admit, I giggled at this.

@hoppy Hmmm that's interesting. I don't think it has worked for me for a while...Are you in Japan?

Apr 13, 2014 2:48 PM by Hahalollawl

Eroyume said:
m3-project.com loads fine over a Japanese proxy. Are they gaijin blocking?


I wouldn't rule out that possibility, but why now? They could've done this weeks ago or at the beginning.

Apr 13, 2014 2:45 PM by Hoppy

m3-project.com loads fine over a Japanese proxy. Are they gaijin blocking?

Apr 13, 2014 2:37 PM by Eroyume

hpulley said:
Obviously they've been overrun by the Avidya Zone... now there is only blackness...


lol

Apr 13, 2014 2:20 PM by Hoppy

Obviously they've been overrun by the Avidya Zone... now there is only blackness...

Apr 13, 2014 2:19 PM by hpulley

Hahalollawl said:
hpulley said:
Hoppy said:
hpulley said:
It was officially shown on NND, not a leak. The official twitter acknowledged the ちゃんと OP&ED.


Something is going on then, The official site is down for unknown reasons, although it could be the site is flooded.
Yeah, it's odd. Their final tweet mentioning the chanto OP&ED points you to their web site for details but it is now forbidden...

「M3~ソノ黒キ鋼~」第1話上映会&特番をご覧いただいた皆様ありがとうございました!ちゃんとOP&ED出来てます!なので、その全容は松岡禎丞さんが全力で告知して下さった新宿バルト9にて確認してください! 詳細は→http://m3-project.com #m_sonokuro


I actually think something has been weird about the website for a while. I don't think this is the first time I've had a problem trying to access it.


It's always worked for me. It was working yesterday morning as well.

Apr 13, 2014 2:14 PM by Hoppy

hpulley said:
Hoppy said:
hpulley said:
It was officially shown on NND, not a leak. The official twitter acknowledged the ちゃんと OP&ED.


Something is going on then, The official site is down for unknown reasons, although it could be the site is flooded.
Yeah, it's odd. Their final tweet mentioning the chanto OP&ED points you to their web site for details but it is now forbidden...

「M3~ソノ黒キ鋼~」第1話上映会&特番をご覧いただいた皆様ありがとうございました!ちゃんとOP&ED出来てます!なので、その全容は松岡禎丞さんが全力で告知して下さった新宿バルト9にて確認してください! 詳細は→http://m3-project.com #m_sonokuro


I actually think something has been weird about the website for a while. I don't think this is the first time I've had a problem trying to access it.

Apr 13, 2014 2:10 PM by Hahalollawl

Hoppy said:
hpulley said:
It was officially shown on NND, not a leak. The official twitter acknowledged the ちゃんと OP&ED.


Something is going on then, The official site is down for unknown reasons, although it could be the site is flooded.
Yeah, it's odd. Their final tweet mentioning the chanto OP&ED points you to their web site for details but it is now forbidden...

「M3~ソノ黒キ鋼~」第1話上映会&特番をご覧いただいた皆様ありがとうございました!ちゃんとOP&ED出来てます!なので、その全容は松岡禎丞さんが全力で告知して下さった新宿バルト9にて確認してください! 詳細は→http://m3-project.com #m_sonokuro

Apr 13, 2014 2:07 PM by hpulley

hpulley said:
It was officially shown on NND, not a leak. The official twitter acknowledged the ちゃんと OP&ED.


Something is going on then, The official site is down for unknown reasons, although it could be the site is flooded.

Apr 13, 2014 2:06 PM by Hoppy

It was officially shown on NND, not a leak. It had the NICONICO Channel watermark.

The official twitter acknowledged the ちゃんと OP&ED.

Apr 13, 2014 2:03 PM by hpulley

Hoppy said:
hpulley said:
They displayed the TV stations it will be airing on during the whole OP rather than show an OP and similarly the ED animation wasn't there either though both songs were in place. So it seems to be an ad for it.

Seems a bit odd though as I'm not sure it will be on Nico Nico. I can't find a channel page for it and Nico Nico was not 'advertised' in the special episode. Doing a search on NND all I found was today's episode.

The public site for the anime is permission denied right now too so I can't even check where it is broadcasting! Official twitter just says Tokyo MX. Sun TV, Hokkaido and Kyuushuu broadcast stations were also listed in the special pre-airing episode.


I smelled a leak when I seen no OP and ED animations but heard the OP and ED songs.


Leak? But wasn't the pre-air mentioned on the official twitter? Doesn't that suggest it was intentional? Or maybe Google Translate messed the translation for me and made me think there was a pre-airing...

Apr 13, 2014 2:00 PM by Hahalollawl

Oh and the episode was just NND Live so it is gone from NND. But... the truth is out there... if you understand Japanese today.

While the OP and ED animation were not there, the rest of the episode seemed like a full episode.

Apr 13, 2014 2:00 PM by hpulley

hpulley said:
They displayed the TV stations it will be airing on during the whole OP rather than show an OP and similarly the ED animation wasn't there either though both songs were in place. So it seems to be an ad for it.

Seems a bit odd though as I'm not sure it will be on Nico Nico. I can't find a channel page for it and Nico Nico was not 'advertised' in the special episode. Doing a search on NND all I found was today's episode.

The public site for the anime is permission denied right now too so I can't even check where it is broadcasting! Official twitter just says Tokyo MX. Sun TV, Hokkaido and Kyuushuu broadcast stations were also listed in the special pre-airing episode.


I smelled a leak when I seen no OP and ED animations but heard the OP and ED songs.

Apr 13, 2014 1:58 PM by Hoppy

hpulley said:
They displayed the TV stations it will be airing on during the whole OP rather than show an OP and similarly the ED animation wasn't there either though both songs were in place. So it seems to be an ad for it.

Seems a bit odd though as I'm not sure it will be on Nico Nico. I can't find a channel page for it and Nico Nico was not 'advertised' in the special episode. Doing a search on NND all I found was today's episode.

The public site for the anime is permission denied right now too so I can't even check where it is broadcasting! Official twitter just says Tokyo MX. Sun TV, Hokkaido and Kyuushuu broadcast stations were also listed in the special pre-airing episode.


Yeah what's up with the site?

So the actual episode was shown? And you watched it already?! Maybe if my Japanese were better...

Btw, do you have any idea why they would do a pre-air like this? Why not just wait until when it's supposed to start on the tv stations?

Apr 13, 2014 1:56 PM by Hahalollawl

They displayed the TV stations it will be airing on during the whole OP rather than show an OP and similarly the ED animation wasn't there either though both songs were in place. So it seems to be an ad for it.

Seems a bit odd though as I'm not sure it will be on Nico Nico. I can't find a channel page for it and Nico Nico was not 'advertised' in the special episode. Doing a search on NND all I found was today's episode.

The public site for the anime is permission denied right now too so I can't even check where it is broadcasting! Official twitter just says Tokyo MX. Sun TV, Hokkaido and Kyuushuu broadcast stations were also listed in the special pre-airing episode.

Apr 13, 2014 1:51 PM by hpulley

Hmmmm interesting. I"m kind of curious as to what a pre-air indicates. Like why do some shows do pre-airs and some don't? Is it the studio's decision? Production committee's? Are they trying to appeal to a certain demographic? Are they ahead of schedule (or maybe just the 1st episode is done a week before it's scheduled to air)?

Apr 13, 2014 8:44 AM by Hahalollawl

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