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Sunrise Beyond, Bandai Spirits Announce 'Kyoukai Senki' Original Anime for Fall 2021

by Vindstot
Mar 16, 2021 12:43 AM | 32 Comments

Hobby and toy business Bandai Spirits and animation studio Sunrise Beyond announced an original mecha anime titled Kyoukai Senki (Boundary War Machine) on Tuesday, scheduled for a Fall 2021 debut. The companies also opened an official website, revealing the main staff, a teaser visual (pictured above), and promotional video.

In the year 2061 AD, Japan has lost its sovereignty. The Japanese people spend their days as oppressed citizens after being divided and ruled by the four major trade factions. The country became the forefront of the world following the deployment of AMAIM—a humanoid special mobile weapon—by each economic bloc.

One day, Amou Shiiba, a boy who loves machines, meets Gai, an autonomous thinking A.I. The encounter leads Amou to cast himself into the battle to reclaim Japan, piloting the AMAIM Kenbu that he built himself.

Director: Nobuyoshi Habara (Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor, Break Blade)
Series Composition: Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Memory of Eden)
Character Design: Kenichi Oonuki (Gundam Build Fighters, Golden Kamuy)
Music: Rasmus Faber (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, Harukana Receive)
Mechanical Design: Kanetake Ebikawa (Eureka Seven AO), Kenji Teraoka (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch), Ippei Gyoubu (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)

Japanese industrial designer Ken Okuyama is supervising the mechanical designs. Yuuya Koyanagi (Mobile Suit Gundam G40 design works) is also designing the mecha at the Ken Okuyama Design company.


Official site:
Official Twitter: @kyoukai_senki

Source: animate Times, Press Release

Kyoukai Senki on MAL

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Sees Mecha
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Sees Sunrise
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Apr 21, 2021 2:15 AM by humantwig

Hand-drawn mecha is back!

Mar 18, 2021 8:34 PM by malvarez1


Mar 18, 2021 1:56 PM by Youbamii

i have high hopes for this im always down for some new mecha or space opera anime

Mar 17, 2021 4:44 PM by Gundam336

A lot of people are making a big deal about 2d mechs I bet they've never watched Gundam before.

Mar 17, 2021 7:18 AM by Ra1byou

As a super fan of gundam and code geass and having watched the 1st season of fafnir I can say that this will be pretty good and since sunrise is making it it'll probably be about 24 eps and the best part is it's that like most sunrise mech shows the robots won't be in cg also it's an original anime so whatever they do mess up on I feel wouldn't be as bad as other shows that actually have source material and choose to mess it up I've missed sunrise mech shows glad to c them back with another one

Mar 16, 2021 9:46 PM by Pokemon2021

It looks great, the AMAIM are a bit toyetic than a mobile suit (the gloss on them is probably to blame) but they retain the real mecha aesthetic and movement that a mobile suit has.

Mar 16, 2021 8:08 PM by Hoppy

Fario-P said:
an original mecha anime
Now that's a couple of words I haven't heard together in a long time...

There's one currently airing. It's called Back Arrow and is unfortunately not very good

Mar 16, 2021 7:49 PM by WeebVyper

Could be interesting I guess even though I'm not huge on mecha. I just miss the old Xebec when they made good ol' ecchi shows.

Regardless, I'll probably give this a try someday.

Mar 16, 2021 4:57 PM by AntwanMantilla

Hope it will be the same quality as Code Geass

Mar 16, 2021 4:36 PM by Skirroz98_NL


actually sunrise beyond is mostly whats left from xebec so it'll be a definitely watch for me

Mar 16, 2021 1:09 PM by Hamazura

an original mecha anime
Now that's a couple of words I haven't heard together in a long time...

Mar 16, 2021 12:28 PM by Fario-P

Yeah sounds a lot like Code Geass only this time instead of a big empire it's massive corporations. Should be interesting a mecha original from Sunrise is always worth checking out.

Mar 16, 2021 10:33 AM by BilboBaggins365

Mecha + Sunrise sounds like a win. This might turn out to be amazing.

Mar 16, 2021 9:52 AM by NextUniverse

This sounds like a Code Geass + Gundam crossover

Mar 16, 2021 8:29 AM by N41X

I don't care what anyone else, that still a Gundam to me.

Mar 16, 2021 8:21 AM by Papa_Scorch

Woah! So excited for this and this time the pilot is the mechanic that created the machine itself.

Mar 16, 2021 7:44 AM by mirocj

An original mecha anime by sunrise?! Oh hell yes

Mar 16, 2021 7:38 AM by Atlos

Yes. A new mecha anime from my favorite studio Sunrise. Can't wait to see it.

Mar 16, 2021 7:26 AM by AddaeAkono

Original robot anime, yes, yes, character design looks good, the logo design looks super duper good, and mecha design looking good. Staff is experienced. All check mark.

Mar 16, 2021 5:38 AM by OeKusoBaba

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