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GAINAX To Produce New Anime With Car Maker SUBARU

by dtshyk
Sep 28, 2010 4:28 AM | 56 Comments
Car manufacturer SUBARU has launched a teaser website of their own anime project. They will collaborate with GAINAX.

SUBARU x GAINAX Anime official website

Director: Saeki Shoji
Concept Art: Kikuchi Daisuke (key animation of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Character Design: Otsuka, Mai

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Seems to be most probably involving telescopes at the least. Subaru's carrying a bag usually used for lugging around telescopes.

Dec 24, 2010 8:41 PM by entropy13

hmm...looks like a moe anime now.

The setting's probably in the school's astronomy club, and the time of year will be the winter semester (check out the long sleeves.)

Judging by appearances, I think Nanako will be the club president (dressed to kill, and look at her confident eyes.)
Aoi will be the smart, athletic one (running shoes and shorts means athletic, and glasses usually mean smart.)
Subaru will be a classic "good girl" and will probably be the new recruit to the club...maybe something between Yui from K-ON and Recete from the game Recettear?
Itsuki will be the moe one...probably a polite but klutzy girl. She reminds me of Miyuki from Lucky Star, but without the glasses (so probably not a walking encyclopedia.)
Hikaru...I'm not sure. The sleeveless shirt definitely says something about her personality, as does her being the only one who's looking away...she might be a genki girl, though.
And as for the unnamed's probably either an alien or a stuffed animal. I'm hoping alien.

About general character design...I'm actually not that impressed so far. Subaru, Itsuki and Hikaru all have the same eyes, just with different color. Aoi was probably based on Nagato Yuki, what with the jacket, hair style, and glasses.

Well, all told I'm still looking forward to this anime, and it's kinda fun musing on what it might be in the meantime. ^^

Also, I still like the idea of them piloting car\mechs (even if it completely screws up my current interpretation of them. =P)

Dec 10, 2010 1:08 AM by Paladin65536

Actually they are named its just the plugin screws up now and then:

(frome left to right): Nanako, Aoi, Subaru, Itsuki, Hikaru and the unnamed mascot.

Dec 8, 2010 12:08 AM by FRUITS_PUNCH_VID

Well, here's a picture of some unnamed characters from the website:

Dec 7, 2010 4:24 AM by sexiji

herox3 said:
Neverarine said:

loli transformers? #.#...

Subar, moe girls in disguise

That would be epic XD AHAHAHA

Dec 4, 2010 6:38 PM by id

So it's called "Houkago No Pleiades", huh? Interesting, interesting.

Nov 3, 2010 4:20 PM by De-JaY

Nov 1, 2010 2:45 AM by botch

ringoo4 said:
Now, car can pierce through the heaven!

Sep 28, 2010 10:44 PM by removed-user

Anime is a very unpredictable industry.

Sep 28, 2010 6:21 PM by Alipio


Sep 28, 2010 5:03 PM by DestinySora

A car anime would be cool.

Sep 28, 2010 4:44 PM by AlexSadist-sama

i wouldnt mind popping her hood, if you get what i mean.

jesus christ ive become a 13 year old boy.

Sep 28, 2010 3:46 PM by 90098

herox3 said:
Neverarine said:

loli transformers? #.#...

Subaru, moe girls in disguise
It's Gainax, I'm sure they can make this epic too. Lol

Especially loli type anime, Puchi Puri Yuushi was really good, very accurate to every one of their Princess Maker Titles, even putting a little bit of PM5 elements in it even though it's more like PM1-4.

Sep 28, 2010 3:40 PM by Hoppy

Neverarine said:

loli transformers? #.#...

Subaru, moe girls in disguise
It's Gainax, I'm sure they can make this epic too. Lol

Sep 28, 2010 3:34 PM by herox3


Sep 28, 2010 3:25 PM by removed-user

Since Shiki haves supports from Nissan Skyline with their red eyes... why not.

Sep 28, 2010 2:52 PM by GREW

sounds good

Sep 28, 2010 1:26 PM by DG93

I'm smelling mechas (probably transformable into cars) with some sense of ads attached. When will it be aired? or released?

Sep 28, 2010 12:42 PM by ForsakenArcher

This looks... interesting. No idea on what it's going to be about but willing to take a look at it.

Sep 28, 2010 12:40 PM by Darkhawk220

I'm going to reserve judgment on the quality of this anime until I see a bit more, but this does look like it might turn out ok.

Zukz_Loli_Thighs said:
well the shadows of the girls on the website look somewhat like magical girl genre

I humbly disagree, I think they look more like school uniforms, with the exception of the one on the far left. She's clearly wearing a cape and wide brimmed hat, so she really does look like a magical girl (or maybe Nagato Yuki during the school festival, but with tsundere twintails ^^)

Sep 28, 2010 12:11 PM by Paladin65536

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