An original 3DCG mecha anime series titled Obsolete was announced by Bandai Namco Arts on Wednesday. The company launched an official website, revealing the lead staff, a key visual (pictured), and a teaser promotional video.
Gen Urobuchi—known for writing titles such as Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Psycho-Pass, and Aldnoah.Zero—developed the anime's original plan and is in charge of the series composition. Hiroki Yamada (Kaze no Matasaburou (2016)) and Seiichi Shirato (Jormungand, Princess Principal researcher) are co-directing the series at CG animation studio Buemon.
In 2014, aliens revealed themselves to request trade with humanity. In exchange for limestone, they would provide a consciousness-controlled general-use robot known as an "Exoframe." Cheaper than an aircraft, tank, or firearm, and easy enough for anyone to operate, the "Exoframe" spreads change throughout the world in the blink of an eye... (Source: Official site)
Obsolete will debut as a YouTube Original title on the Bandai Namco Arts channel this December. The latest episodes will be available to premium users first before they're streamed free of charge for regular viewers.