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P.A. Works Unveils Original Anime 'Appare-Ranman!'

by Sakana-san
Oct 11, 2019 2:00 PM | 29 Comments
P.A. Works announced a new original project titled Appare-Ranman! on Saturday. The project is planned by Takeshi Kikuchi (Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai) and Daijou Kudou (Bungou Stray Dogs) with APPERRACING credited with the original story. Masakazu Hashimoto (Tari Tari, HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun suru) is directing the anime, in charge of series composition, and credited with the original story drafts.

During the back-end of the 19th century, the genius but socially awkward engineer Sorano Appare and the wise yet cowardly samurai Isshiki Kosame find themselves drifting in the sea between Japan and America. With no money, the duo decide to enter the Trans-America Wild Race to win the prize money so they can get home. The two encounter rivals, bandits, and challenges in the wilderness as they race through America, from the starting line in Los Angeles to the finish line in New York, in the steam-powered car they built.

Planning: Takeshi Kikuchi, Daijou Kudou
Original Character Design: Ahndongshik (Renjou Desperado manga author)
Story Draft, Director, Series Composition: Masakazu Hashimoto
Chief Animation Director, Character Design: Yurie Ootou (Charlotte)
Mechanical Design: Shiho Takeuchi (RahXephon mechanical animation director)
Art Director: Miho Sugiura (Buddy Complex)
Director of Photography: Satoshi Namiki (Uma Musume: Pretty Derby)
Color Key Artist: Naomi Nakano (Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara color design)
3D Director: Motonari Ichikawa (Fairy Gone)
Editor: Ayumu Takahashi (Sirius)
Sound Director: Satoki Iida (Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series)
Music: Evan Call (Violet Evergarden)
Music Production: Lantis
Studio: P.A. Works


Official site:
Official Twitter: @appareranman

Source: Comic Natalie

Appare-Ranman! on MAL

News tip submitted by _MushiRock11_

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

I miss PA Works' old works, up to Charlotte. Everything after that felt... off, it's missing the charm the olders shows had. Maybe they need Maeda Jun, maybe they need to stick with cute highschoolers.

Oct 13, 2019 11:12 AM by XXXXXXXXXIII

Dropped on pv hahahaha

Oct 13, 2019 5:10 AM by ProxyLain

Character designs looks uninteresting to me but neat to see racing original anime especially surprising to see this is coming from PA Works.

Oct 12, 2019 1:16 PM by SkyDrop

I see P.A. Works, i'll watch it.

Oct 12, 2019 11:17 AM by MrAwesome2018

Wacky Races x Jojo Part 7, i'm all for it, sign me the fuck up.

Oct 12, 2019 10:59 AM by shockzz1234

P.A works is my favorite studio since ever, but this anime doesn't look like me cup of tea

Oct 12, 2019 9:01 AM by WeisserSchnee2

Still waiting for Kuromukuro season 2
Take your time P.A

Oct 12, 2019 8:20 AM by Nightbeat1203

Looks quite interesting. I will have this on my Radar. I wasn't expecting it to look quite that good visually.

Oct 12, 2019 3:06 AM by Calal-Chan

P.A. Works is making something truly ambitious with this show, which gives me nostalgic vibes of the awesome Wacky Races when I watched it when I was younger.

I hope this show is as great at it looks, since the visuals and colours look vibrant and since I'm a big car fan in general, a racing anime like this sounds pretty promising. =)

Oct 12, 2019 2:51 AM by Meta_Yoshi

Instant PTW for me.

Oct 11, 2019 10:23 PM by HunLepto

Part 7 adaptation looks great.

Oct 11, 2019 10:10 PM by Detective1412

These days, P.A Works's originals has been flops when they get out of their confort zone but im still willing to try it, it looks cool.

Oct 11, 2019 8:54 PM by DatRandomDude

I stand by my initial impression, it looks bloody gorgeous!

P.A. Works have been a part of some awesome Original shows over the years and here’s to hoping this show will join that illustrious list!

Oct 11, 2019 7:48 PM by _MushiRock11_

Wow, this sounds really like a ton of fun. Adventure anime with such a setting a rare thing. Can't wait and I hope for at least two-cour.

Oct 11, 2019 7:19 PM by FMmatron

The art style looks pretty bad ass. Is this another Netflix anime?

Oct 11, 2019 6:55 PM by Old_School_Akira

This looks so fun and interesting

Oct 11, 2019 6:17 PM by xchyssa

So I guess we’re skipping part 6 and going straight to part 7 aye.

Oct 11, 2019 5:31 PM by Phlaryx

Looks like it'll be interesting, but the first thing that came to mind while reading the synopsis for this was Jojo: Steel Ball Run.

Oct 11, 2019 5:27 PM by raynaninja

P.A. Works originals are a huge hit or miss, like what we've seen with Fairy Gone, but this one looks like it's actually gonna be really good, about time we get a appealing racing anime.

Oct 11, 2019 5:16 PM by Viess

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