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Anime Adaptation of Light Novel 'Heavy Object' Announced [Update 10/10]

by Dunois
Oct 4, 2014 11:25 PM | 107 Comments
At the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2014 event held today, it was announced that the light novel Heavy Object will receive an anime adaptation (as final announcement of Kazuma Kamachi's 10 year anniversary announcements). The main cast was announced.

Quenser Barbotage: Natsuki Hanae
Heivia Winchell: Kaito Ishikawa
Milinda Brantini: Eri Suzuki

The light novel by Kazuma Kamachi takes place in a futuristic world where wars are fought from afar through "Objects." The novel has been in publication since 2009. A manga adaptation was also published in 2010.

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Source: Dengeki Online

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Update October 10
The cast for Froleytia Capistrano has been announced today.

Froleytia Capistrano: Shizuka Itou

Source: Dengeki Online

Heavy Object on MAL

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Wow! Looks very promising!

Oct 23, 2014 6:23 PM by SakurasouBusters

News Update
The cast for Froleytia Capistrano has been announced today.

Froleytia Capistrano: Shizuka Itou

Source: Dengeki Online

Oct 9, 2014 7:10 PM by tsubasalover

Moonchipz said:
Nidhoeggr is fine, he's an elitist but he's usually generous with what he says and he at least isn't a rampant shitposter like certain people that I won't name (though you probably know who I'm talking about)
Most of the time Nid's 'trolling' is just him critically analyzing a show and its flaws and the fanboys of said show getting butthurt and feeling insulted, which you can clearly see happening in this thread.

He is a bullshiting shitposter with a big ego.
That he is right once in a while doesnt make him capable of analyzing critically.

People really treat ignoring parts of a story and using buzzwords as proper criticism lately.

Oct 6, 2014 11:34 PM by ssjokg

Nidhoeggr is fine, he's an elitist but he's usually generous with what he says and he at least isn't a rampant shitposter like certain people that I won't name (though you probably know who I'm talking about)
Most of the time Nid's 'trolling' is just him critically analyzing a show and its flaws and the fanboys of said show getting butthurt and feeling insulted, which you can clearly see happening in this thread.

Oct 6, 2014 8:36 PM by Hongu

kuuderes_shadow said:
FakePriest said:

Go on.I wonder how long you can keep trying to trash a series you dont know about.


He's been doing it for years. He'll then go away and watch the series with the sole intention of finding reasons to hate it. And then he inevitably does hate it because if you go into something with that attitude you wil always find something to complain about, even if it's something that's actually entirely superficial and insignificant. Which he will then use as alleged proof that he was right all along and that everyone else was stupid to even consider that he wouldn't be.

And then a couple of people who are seemingly incapable of independent thought and who devote their entire lives to automatically agreeing with everything he says will agree with him, and he will interpret that as proof that everyone has accepted that what he said was right. And then wonder why people criticise his largely baseless predictions whenever one of these threads come out.


I really pity this guy. It's great that he's into the anime/manga/ln culture but if you honestly spend your time criticizing something at first glance without even checking it out just because it won't turn out to be some kind of masterpiece that speaks levels about humanity or with 2deep4u themes that are of literary merit, then please move your arrogance somewhere else. Anime above all else is an art form. There are different ways to approach it. It can be used as a means of entertainment that panders to the tastes of certain demographics with the intent to profit off of it. It can be used as an outlet for creativity. It can be used to send messages with important morals/themes. There are literally a ton of different ways to view anime. That's what's so beautiful about it. But shit, after visiting your profile and seeing all this elitist crap on there I can't help but feel you're wasting your time. You might as well stop what you're doing here and go read some literature if you want to "feel" enlightened. Otherwise you're going to have to accept the fact that all anime are different and just because one doesn't seem that well written or have those literary themes of merit doesn't mean it's not enjoyable which is imo what anime is all about. Having a fucking good time, and no that doesn't involve criticizing something to the point where it becomes enjoyable. That's just wrong. Now let me leave you with some good advice from a certain "MAN" I admire.

Oct 6, 2014 7:59 PM by Calculus94

Yaaaaaassssssss, just love the feeling that a light novel you're reading is being animated :)

Oct 6, 2014 7:30 PM by Asenil

Noiren said:
what a lotta people complaining about it , well i was one of them, but i must say that was not a bad announce at all , though everyone was expecting Index III , we got another adaption from kamachis'novels, it's better than another bag , drink or figure.


honestly i was not surprised by this its rare for a anime adaptation to actually finish at the same point of the source material. i can only think of two right now fullmetal alechemest brotherhood and mirai nikki(and we have the ova to thank for that). eh i guess shakugan no shana sort of counts
at lest the apologized for hyping use up for the wrong reasons guess we have to wait 1-2 more years before season 3 still its kind off false advertising to use the index panel to announce a completely different series but ill give this series a go i enjoyed the index series

whats with all the mecha series this year? oh right i heard pacific rim was big in japan nvm

Oct 6, 2014 3:34 PM by hazarddex

count me in my body is ready

Oct 6, 2014 2:23 PM by Mr_Gutts

GodlyKyon said:
Nidhoeggr said:
Yay, another bad LN by a bad author gets a bad adaption...


Is this a mecha show? The last time we had a mecha LN adapt was....


Well, the machines don't have the usual humanoid design.
Probably that's why I like it so much.

Later I realized Barbotage's VA is the same as Aldnoah Zero Inaho.
How convinient.

Oct 6, 2014 9:53 AM by JoksPacifist

kuuderes_shadow said:
FakePriest said:

Go on.I wonder how long you can keep trying to trash a series you dont know about.


He's been doing it for years. He'll then go away and watch the series with the sole intention of finding reasons to hate it. And then he inevitably does hate it because if you go into something with that attitude you wil always find something to complain about, even if it's something that's actually entirely superficial and insignificant. Which he will then use as alleged proof that he was right all along and that everyone else was stupid to even consider that he wouldn't be.

And then a couple of people who are seemingly incapable of independent thought and who devote their entire lives to automatically agreeing with everything he says will agree with him, and he will interpret that as proof that everyone has accepted that what he said was right. And then wonder why people criticise his largely baseless predictions whenever one of these threads come out.

This is too damn accurate.

Oct 6, 2014 9:45 AM by tsudecimo

kuuderes_shadow said:
FakePriest said:

Go on.I wonder how long you can keep trying to trash a series you dont know about.


He's been doing it for years. He'll then go away and watch the series with the sole intention of finding reasons to hate it. And then he inevitably does hate it because if you go into something with that attitude you wil always find something to complain about, even if it's something that's actually entirely superficial and insignificant. Which he will then use as alleged proof that he was right all along and that everyone else was stupid to even consider that he wouldn't be.

And then a couple of people who are seemingly incapable of independent thought and who devote their entire lives to automatically agreeing with everything he says will agree with him, and he will interpret that as proof that everyone has accepted that what he said was right. And then wonder why people criticise his largely baseless predictions whenever one of these threads come out.

Dont worry, I know him.

Oct 6, 2014 9:28 AM by ssjokg

FakePriest said:
Nidhoeggr said:


Well, it can't be worse than Cross Ange...

Go on.I wonder how long you can keep trying to trash a series you dont know about.


He's been doing it for years. He'll then go away and watch the series with the sole intention of finding reasons to hate it. And then he inevitably does hate it because if you go into something with that attitude you wil always find something to complain about, even if it's something that's actually entirely superficial and insignificant. Which he will then use as alleged proof that he was right all along and that everyone else was stupid to even consider that he wouldn't be.

And then a couple of people who are seemingly incapable of independent thought and who devote their entire lives to automatically agreeing with everything he says will agree with him, and he will interpret that as proof that everyone has accepted that what he said was right. And then wonder why people criticise his largely baseless predictions whenever one of these threads come out.

Oct 6, 2014 1:18 AM by kuuderes_shadow

I like the girl in the cover. She looks cool. I shall watch this :3

Oct 6, 2014 1:10 AM by Tengai

Its not so bad to watch it. I like Hanae Natsuki's voice.

Oct 6, 2014 12:28 AM by Makuro

Nidhoeggr said:
GodlyKyon said:


Is this a mecha show? The last time we had a mecha LN adapt was....


Well, it can't be worse than Cross Ange...

Go on.I wonder how long you can keep trying to trash a series you dont know about.

Oct 5, 2014 11:19 PM by ssjokg

Amiluhur said:
Personally i'd prefer A simple survey to get animated instead (though i've no idea how it'd look like in animated form) of this one. The former is pure tsukkomi gold that made me laugh uncontrollably while the latter looks like your usual sci fi-action flick.


It would be fun though as an OVA but it will be extremely difficult to adapt properly and like Watashi said, it'll not be profitable

Oct 5, 2014 11:04 PM by loli_a_ravioli

Amiluhur said:
Personally i'd prefer A simple survey to get animated instead (though i've no idea how it'd look like in animated form) of this one. The former is pure tsukkomi gold that made me laugh uncontrollably while the latter looks like your usual sci fi-action flick.


A simple survey is completed and there's literally no reason to make an anime of it since it would hardly sell any LNs.

Oct 5, 2014 10:38 PM by Calculus94

Huh, I was a little skeptical when I read this was a LN, but after watching the PV it doesn't look too bad, plus there's no harem/ecchi to ruin it. Count me in.

And please, no CGI mecha...

Oct 5, 2014 9:58 PM by Nabris

Guess it doesn't matter if there is Index III yet.

Oct 5, 2014 9:43 PM by mootjuh

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