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Shooting Game 'Gunslinger Stratos' Gets TV Anime for Spring 2015

by tsubasalover
Dec 9, 2014 5:40 AM | 115 Comments
Several announcements were made during today's press conference for the game from Square Enix, Gunslinger Stratos. They included a TV anime adaptation titled Gunslinger Stratos the Animation set to air Spring 2015.

Synopsis:
In the 22nd century, an island that used to be called Japan is now called "Seventeenth Far East Imperial City Management District." People who live a simple life believe that everyday will be same; however, a disease called "deglation" attacks people. "Deglation" is a disease where people crumble like sand for no reason. The disease slowly destroys the world.

A normal student named Tooru Kazasumi somehow gets involved in an argument in another world called "Frontier S (Stratos)." That also means fighting with another self.

It's a war between two worlds.
(Source: rough translation from the official site)

Staff
Original: Gen Urobuchi
Director: Shinpei Ezaki
Script Produce: Nitroplus
Series Composition: Norimitsu Kaihou
Character Desgin: Shinichi Yokota
Music: Tetsuya Kobayashi
Studio: A-1 Pictures

Cast
Tooru Kazasumi: Atsushi Abe
Kyouka Katakiri: Hisako Kanemoto
Kyouma Katakiri: Masakazu Nishida
Remy Odhner: Miyuki Sawashiro
Shizune Rindou: Kana Ueda
Ryuu Kusakage: Soichiro Hoshi
Akira Rakandou: Rikiya Koyama
Olga Janetine: Sayaka Ohara
Aaron Burroughs: Takehito Koyasu
Jonathan Sizemore: Yumiko Kobayashi
ξ988: Saki Fujita
Mondo Makabe: Yousuke Akimoto
Lyudmila N. Ignatova: Saori Hayami
Matsurika Shinou: Mariya Ise
Srinivasa Sen: Tooru Ookawa
Kumi Minakata: Nana Mizuki

Trailer: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=755055924588236

Anime official site: http://www.guns-project.jp/
Game official site: http://gunslinger-stratos.jp/gs2/

Source: Dengeki

Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation on MAL

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People here say Gen is just attaching his name and shit, but when you play the game it literally has him in the credits under story composition/setting or something. I wouldn't be surprised if he wrote the scenario for the game, but of course an entire anime scrip is a different story so we will see. All I'm saying is people need to calm down with assuming they know everything (but I guess that's MAL).

But I've been playing the game recently and its insanely fun. I'm gonna watch it just off that bases (even though I'm actually in love with Gen's EARLIEST work before he fell off doing anime).

Jan 14, 2015 5:55 AM by Ketuekigami

seems like a very boring pretty girls + pretty boys in apocalyptic setting.

Dec 14, 2014 7:09 PM by GodlyKyon

Chibi-Alice said:
I'm interested, but this will not be on my priority list.


same here and beside what a long ass name japan has

Dec 13, 2014 1:42 PM by Mr_Gutts

Why, interesting!

Dec 12, 2014 6:53 PM by TheWhiteChaos

lol the trailer looks awful.. doubt it'll be interesting, urobutcher starting to make more and more shitty anime.

Dec 11, 2014 7:16 PM by Sourire

Let's forget for a moment that it's A-1.

Let's forget for a moment that it's Urobutcher.

I'll be honest, this looks like arse.

Dec 11, 2014 4:04 PM by fst

just saying, urabuchi is only listed as original creator.....he was also listed as that for PP season 2, aldnoah, and suisei, all 3 shows he had no real control over what happened. Bitching/praising him now is just gonna end up being null cause he very likley wont do anything in regards to this shows final outcome

Dec 11, 2014 2:25 PM by JizzyHitler

SnazzGary said:
A normal student


No. No no no no no. Why always students? The concept seems 'OK', but Jesus, why students? Can't something at least not have a school setting?

Also, more game adaptations. Great. //Sarcasm

So when is Karneval getting a second season?

Edit: What the fuck is up with those character designs?

Why? I don't see what's wrong. It's by Urobuchi. Isn't that reason enough? lol

Join the A Team. Follow Yuasa Masaaki instead.

Dec 11, 2014 4:58 AM by zetsu_shoren

Kaioshin_Sama said:

I find it funny how A-1 tends to mean such different things to such different people. Some see it as a seal of quality cause they get to adapt a lot of popular works, others like myself see them as kind of bunglers that hog popular licenses that other studios with less overworked staff and more open schedules could probably do more with.
well, a-1 pictures as an animation studio is hard to judge since they don't have any inhouse staff in contrast to studios like Bones or GODani. for their projects they always hire differrent people who then use their own connections to get people they normally work with. look at idolmaster, it was basically a gainax/trigger show at a-1. so depending on the staff the animation quality can range from fucking awesome (Birdy, SAO, Im@s) to absolute horseshit like in this case. of course a good schedule is important too.

Dec 11, 2014 4:40 AM by Brobot

It looks interesting.

Dec 10, 2014 4:16 PM by Tohka_Yatogami

Kaioshin_Sama said:


From the fanboy side of things that's such a convenient position to be in as a creative consultant working out of Nitroplus where people can basically suggest that if something is a hit it's all thanks to the ideas he presented to his contractors and if not it's because the people who contracted him weren't competent enough to live up to his brilliance or whatever it is.

Also IMO his last actual decent anime work credit including movies was Psycho Pass back in 2012 which while not great at least did some justice by it's genre and didn't rely on some form of subversion of expectations for the most part. Everything else since has been either unremarkable or downright mediocre so we'll see where this falls, but I'm sooner betting on the mediocre one given how game adaptations usually tend to go, particularly A-1's.


You know, this sounds truly bad. I bet there are many people who could do as bad as Urobuchi out there with a source, but there's also a chance them doing better. Waving his ass everywhere eventually won't help anyone.

As for the game/adaptation, the premise reminded me a bit of the Edolas Arc, which is the one I enjoyed the most in Fairy Tail. I don't expect "more", I just hope it would be a decent action watch.

Dec 10, 2014 4:07 PM by zellami

Seems like generic, mindless fun.

Dec 10, 2014 1:17 PM by Yehart

It looks like it has a great deal of potential to fail.

I might try it for a bit of action fanservice.

Dec 10, 2014 1:07 PM by TripleSRank

This feels like its gonna be really bad, i mean im mainly saying that cause A-1 pictures are god awful and they will find a way to fuck things up, but also just cause it sounds like it will be pretty bland. Hopefully not but i wont really hold my breath on this one.

Dec 10, 2014 11:46 AM by JizzyHitler

Kaioshin_Sama said:
He's saying he takes issue with the guy essentially getting to always be considered perfect because if something is successful and well received all the credit somehow ends up going to him and if not it's apparently everyone else's fault but his for not living up to his greatness.

What anime was well received that he didn't work on most of the time? A/Z, Gargantia? Yeah, right.
Do people praise the parts that he wrote? Yeah, but most people can agree that those were not why they failed.
I find it to be more the other way around — A/Z and Gargantia failed? Sasuga Urobutcher! But you can't say he didn't work on them that much even if it's true because it's considering fanboying "yeah, it's not his fault but he worked on them and it failed so he also failed!"
While things that he worked on from beggining to finish Madoka, Psycho-Pass and F/Z, to some extent, are well received by most people, why should he not be credited for those when he made them?
Personally I find it very natural that people hype his works, I personally haven't been left down yet so there's no reason to not do so, is he perfect? Probably not, he ought to screw up some time but I'm not going to not look forward to something he will be working on because that next thing might be the screw up.

Dec 10, 2014 11:39 AM by Paulo27

Paulo27 said:

Is it really fanboying over someone if you liked all their previous works? It's called having expectations because you haven't been let down yet.
I find it funny because plenty of other lesser known directors and the like also get really hyped because they nailed one good work and no one says anything.


Gotta actually read his points instead of just making up your own and answering those dude. He's saying he takes issue with the guy essentially getting to always be considered perfect because if something is successful and well received all the credit somehow ends up going to him and if not it's apparently everyone else's fault but his for not living up to his greatness. It has nothing to do with a random person liking all of his works or whatever. Also name a lesser known director in anime that gets hyped because they nailed one good work and pretty much always gets to shirk any and all possible criticism ever and where you never hear anything about them that is anything less than glowing. The only one that comes to mind for me right now is Ei Aoki.

Dec 10, 2014 10:58 AM by PeacingOut

sakura-hanabi said:
Honestly, I am tired of Urobutcher fanboys dissing a writer before an anime even airs, all because it's not Uro Butcher who is not doing it. Stop treating him like some type of God and everyone else as shit. Also someone like Urobutcher could create BOTH amazing and bad things, I cannot stand people who only stand in the glory of their best works, but put the blame on someone else if the outcome is not desirable. (Aldnoah Zero, Susei no Gargantia).

Uro Butcher is planning this show, that is all there is to it. Whether it turns out good or bad is up to the entire anime staff. Do people even know how many people work to make an anime amazing? It's not just the the planner, there's also the writer, the director and the entire anime staff. There is a whole team of people who makes the show what it is and it could turn out either good or bad. People are already pointing fingers before this anime even airs.

Is it really fanboying over someone if you liked all their previous works? It's called having expectations because you haven't been let down yet.
I find it funny because plenty of other lesser known directors and the like also get really hyped because they nailed one good work and no one says anything.

Dec 10, 2014 10:50 AM by Paulo27

Rachmaninow said:
zellami said:
Not-Your-Country trailer can be seen here:


And here I was wondering how A-1 could manage to make something actually look good.

If The Butcher gets to have fun with this show, you can expect to end up bawling like a little girl five episodes into the show. But since it's A-1 doing their usual thing, the show will still end up looking like shit; as the trailer confirms. It's a shame that such a mediocre studio gets to do so many shows.

Oh and it also looks like the cast changed from the game to the anime. Another shame given the line-up of the former.

I'll check it out but I'm doing it reluctantly given the bad taste Aldnoah Fail left.


I find it funny how A-1 tends to mean such different things to such different people. Some see it as a seal of quality cause they get to adapt a lot of popular works, others like myself see them as kind of bunglers that hog popular licenses that other studios with less overworked staff and more open schedules could probably do more with. That said this looks pretty budget and like they are indeed relying on the Urobuchi and seiyuu names and promotion to carry the day. Honestly I find the original Square Enix models and game engine to look far more graphically detailed and interesting than what I saw in that trailer.

sakura-hanabi said:
Honestly, I am tired of Urobutcher fanboys dissing a writer before an anime even airs, all because it's not Uro Butcher who is not doing it. Stop treating him like some type of God and everyone else as shit. Also someone like Urobutcher could create BOTH amazing and bad things, I cannot stand people who only stand in the glory of their best works, but put the blame on someone else if the outcome is not desirable. (Aldnoah Zero, Susei no Gargantia).

Uro Butcher is planning this show, that is all there is to it. Whether it turns out good or bad is up to the entire anime staff. Do people even know how many people work to make an anime amazing? It's not just the the planner, there's also the writer, the director and the entire anime staff. There is a whole team of people who makes the show what it is and it could turn out either good or bad. People are already pointing fingers before this anime even airs.


The whole "Urobutcher" thing is for sure getting really annoying. It's like people really do think the guy is utterly infallible and he always has to be the center of attention whenever he's on a project for sure. Granted not that the other staff are even remotely famous but I mean....look at what we're dealing with here. He came up with some scenario concept on the fly for a zany action arcade game which is essentially what his company Nitroplus is there for (they basically entered the anime scene due to a severe writer/content creator shortage as far as I can tell) along with the likes of 5pb and what we get is a smorgasborg of cowboys, guns, Akihabara and some other stuff that appeals to otaku which has been one of Square Enix's aims of late under their whole restructuring along with that school battle RPG thing. Looks pretty cut and dry and like a phoned in pastiche of popular ideas similar to Aldnoah.Zero and what 5pb does.

But yeah I lost a tremendous amount of respect for the guy when it pretty much became obvious that he only accepts questions and discussion on his most critically successful stuff and refuses to even acknowledge people that ask tough questions about some of his less well received stuff and says to ask and blame other people for it and likewise do the same if Psycho Pass 2 doesn't turn out so well and that can't answer questions cause he doesn't identify with the cast or whatever. Very unprofessional and immature behavior. Like he needs to start owning more responsibility for the things he's involved in, especially when he gets big credits and top billing like original creator (Aldnoah.Zero) or in this case original scenario yet just casually ducks out of the limelight when things get dicey.

From the fanboy side of things that's such a convenient position to be in as a creative consultant working out of Nitroplus where people can basically suggest that if something is a hit it's all thanks to the ideas he presented to his contractors and if not it's because the people who contracted him weren't competent enough to live up to his brilliance or whatever it is.

Also IMO his last actual decent anime work credit including movies was Psycho Pass back in 2012 which while not great at least did some justice by it's genre and didn't rely on some form of subversion of expectations for the most part. Everything else since has been either unremarkable or downright mediocre so we'll see where this falls, but I'm sooner betting on the mediocre one given how game adaptations usually tend to go, particularly A-1's.

Dec 10, 2014 10:42 AM by PeacingOut

A-1 Pictures
Gen Urobuchi
and finally the ever impressive and elegant Mizuki Nana along with veterans like Sayaka Ohara, Rikiya Koyama, talents like Saki Fujita, Saori Hayami, Hisako Kanemoto, Kana Ueda and the abundant eargasm from Miyuki Sawashiro. Wow.. Just wow for the voice cast. Could give it a try

Dec 10, 2014 9:02 AM by bleachsai

Urobuchi is in there.

Im so gonna watch this

Dec 10, 2014 8:50 AM by Klad

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