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Original TV Anime 'Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen' Airing Summer 2014

by tsubasalover
Mar 22, 2014 3:06 AM | 78 Comments
A new original anime titled Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen has been announced to air Summer 2014.

Staff
Director: Atsushi Ootsuki
Series Composition: Tatsuo Satou
Character Design: Yuichi Ouka
Mecha Design: Hirame Kikuchi Kenji Teraoka
Prop Design: Oshinori Hara
Setting License*: Shigeru Morita
3D Model: OLM Digital
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Music: Koutaro Nakagawa
OP: KOTOKO
ED: Sachika Misawa
Studio: XEBEC

Cast
Suzumu Tokimura: Ryota Ohsaka
Jamie Hazaford: Saori Oonishi
Samonji Ukyou: Hiroshi Tsuchida
Suzushiro Saori: Sayaka Oohara

PV: http://youtu.be/uHpHFaKdNJU

Official site: http://www.argevollen.com/

Source: Nizigami

Shirogane no Ishi: Argevollen on MAL

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Wow.
Someone brought back this thread just to correct someone almost 2 years later.
And its his first post.
Wow.

Feb 4, 2016 5:57 PM by DatRandomDude

MoonWishes said:
Argevollen sounds like broken German. I did a google translate because I knew what vollen was, meaning Full in German but I didn't know what Arge was so google gave me "Argentina Full". LOL is all I have to say, still sounds interesting.


I'm Austrian, native German speaker - it actually does mean nothing in German, it just looks like a German word. With some moving around of the words you could get "voll arg", which would mean something like "totally crazy/weird". That's about it. An "ArGe" is also an economic term, it's an abbriviation for "Arbeitsgemeinschaft", meaning "working partnership" or "consortium". So yeah, they just made up something German-sounding there.

Feb 4, 2016 1:34 PM by resonator79

more mecha, hell yeah, count me in

Mar 24, 2014 10:08 AM by Mr_Gutts

wooohoo sounds great

Mar 24, 2014 6:20 AM by lolw-a

I lost count of how many mecha we have this year.
Mecha is definitely coming back. Thank God.
Anime is indeed saved.

Mar 23, 2014 11:33 AM by Hatul

Thanks !

Mar 23, 2014 7:03 AM by terrablu2003

Just the word "mecha" it's enough for me to pick up this show.

Mar 22, 2014 10:52 PM by gisselle

AlexTheRiot said:
Xebec mecha, Ryota Ohsaka, I'm game.


Haruto Tokishima's VA + Valvrave vibe = THIS.

Mar 22, 2014 9:21 PM by JeffreyZin

If I knew the mere mention of ecchi would be such a touchy subject, perhaps I'd have worded things more carefully. I forget that we're not all so service-tolerant.
phoenixalia said:
I didn't mean to sound offensive. I apologize. I agree with your point about fan service though. I'm sure this series won't have as much ecchi as Dai Shogun(another mecha anime airing in Spring).

I wouldn't say I 'like' mecha yet since the ones I've seen so far have been disappointments(Valvrave, Buddy Complex, Nobunaga the Fool). No offense to those who watched those btw, it's just how I felt. I'm not trying to diss the shows.

This is why I'm hoping the new mecha from Urobuchi will change my view on mecha.
Don't apologise, I started it after all. 'Mecha' covers a big variety of shows (some more so than others), but Valvrave, Nobunaga, and BComplex (which I haven't seen yet), are admittedly entertaining, but average shows.
Kaioshin_Sama said:
Antanaru said:
Ckan said:
Mecha is the second home of ecchi, I mean take a look at Geass, Gunbuster, Break Blade amd Evangelion for starters.
Do you have some kind of hallucinations? Where did you see any 'ecchi' in Break Blade? Seriously, it's one of the most realistic and normal mecha series out there...

I kind of see his point. It's obviously not every mecha series, but there's a lot of opportunities to exploit for writer and directors like skin tight body suits and the tendency towards Bishonen and Bishoujo character designs. That said I'm not seeing how it's a de facto second home, just that obviously there's areas where it can come into play. For example Gundam Unicorn has practically no fanservice whatsoever, but obviously something like Yamato 2199 does.
As the good man says. I may have exaggerated on "second home", but given the mecha's long history as a lynchpin of anime, the examples as mentioned, and the fact that practically every popular modern mecha will come with fanservice, I think it was a safe enough analogy.

And as some others have mentioned, one scene does not an ecchi-constant show make.

Mar 22, 2014 5:56 PM by Ckan

LOL i saw the preview and the only thing i was think was that if Michael Bay did anime this would be it >.> fire fights and explosions >.> not sure how i feel XD

Mar 22, 2014 5:52 PM by bloodiemonster

Xebec mecha, Ryota Ohsaka, I'm game.

Mar 22, 2014 5:42 PM by AlexTheRiot

When i read the name of title i knew it could be a mecha anime, and i was right after all :). I will be definitely watching this too!

Mar 22, 2014 5:28 PM by srwgfan

Red_Keys said:
The use of 3D looks really awkward, imo.

Also, that ass in face scene had me rolling my eyes. When a PV is already giving off negative vibes, that isn't a good sign.


Exactly how I felt about it.

Mar 22, 2014 4:38 PM by Evatallica

Antanaru said:
Ckan said:
Mecha is the second home of ecchi, I mean take a look at Geass, Gunbuster, Break Blade amd Evangelion for starters.
Do you have some kind of hallucinations? Where did you see any 'ecchi' in Break Blade? Seriously, it's one of the most realistic and normal mecha series out there...


IIRC in Break Blade there was an attractive blonde who had a tendency to not wear clothes in her bedroom.

But I didn't get that impression from THIS anime's video.

Mar 22, 2014 3:24 PM by Hahalollawl

Seriously people complaining about echhi, man up a bit will you? Echhi doesn't necessarily equal to bad unless overused. The PV had only a few seconds of it and that was nothing but an awkward situation rather than fan-service.........

Speaking of fan-service/echhi in mecha anime, Aquarion had a lot of it but that didn't make a show bad. It was a decent show in my opinion and the romance aspect was done well. Macross series has some in almost all their shows. Evangelion had plug suits. Victory had an uncensored bathing scene. Well bottom line is, depending in how it's presented echhi/fan-service doesn't make a show bad by default so stop fussing over something silly as this.

Mar 22, 2014 1:34 PM by Dragon_Slayer_X

Antanaru said:
Ckan said:
Mecha is the second home of ecchi, I mean take a look at Geass, Gunbuster, Break Blade amd Evangelion for starters.
Do you have some kind of hallucinations? Where did you see any 'ecchi' in Break Blade? Seriously, it's one of the most realistic and normal mecha series out there...


I kind of see his point. It's obviously not every mecha series, but there's a lot of opportunities to exploit for writer and directors like skin tight body suits and the tendency towards Bishonen and Bishoujo character designs. That said I'm not seeing how it's a de facto second home, just that obviously there's areas where it can come into play. For example Gundam Unicorn has practically no fanservice whatsoever, but obviously something like Yamato 2199 does.

Mar 22, 2014 1:17 PM by PeacingOut

Ckan said:
Mecha is the second home of ecchi, I mean take a look at Geass, Gunbuster, Break Blade amd Evangelion for starters.
Do you have some kind of hallucinations? Where did you see any 'ecchi' in Break Blade? Seriously, it's one of the most realistic and normal mecha series out there...

Mar 22, 2014 1:08 PM by Antanaru

Looks decent! Will watch most likely.

Mar 22, 2014 12:48 PM by Mayuka

Lots of mecha these days will give it a try!!!! in the summer

Mar 22, 2014 12:47 PM by Ahmer

XEBEC doing another mech series?

Exciting!

Also can't wait for Fafner Exodus this autumn!

Mar 22, 2014 12:31 PM by Rucamilda

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