Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: August 11, 2021 at 08:52 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account of Level-5's cross-media project Megaton-kyuu Musashi has announced the TV anime series will begin broadcasting on October 1, 2021.
See the official teaser PV below.
The anime series will be broadcast on the following schedules below at select Japanese TV stations plus YouTube:
TOKYO MX: Every Friday from 22:00 to 22:30
BS Fuji: Every Friday from 24:30 to 25:00
YouTube: Every week (exact schedule to be determined)
Megaton-kyuu Musashi is a sci-fi series that takes place after 2118, when alien invaders called Dracters have gained total control over the Earth and wiped out 90 percent of humanity. Survivors live in shelter communities where their everyday lives are monitored, and memories of the invasion are erased. Three teenagers from the shelter are chosen to pilot three machines that combine to form the Musashi robot that is made from a material called Megatronium alloy. The series is a combination of robot action and school life.
Since Megaton-kyuu Musashi is a cross-media project, fans of the series can also enjoy it as an RPG on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game is scheduled to be released in Japan on November 11, 2021.
The teaser PV for the game features combat scenes and customizations.
In the game, players pilot the robots called "Rogues" and deploy special equipment and abilities to defeat massive alien enemies. Story scenes play out in a 2D side-scrolling format, with manga-style cutouts and speech bubbles. Players will be able to pilot several Rogue units and customize the units to their liking. Rogues can swap and upgrade parts, equipment, and even weapons to change their playstyles or improve their capabilities.
The game characters are voiced by a cast of actors who are widely recognized in the anime community, namely:
Toshiki Masuda as Yamato Ichidaiji
Shunsuke Takeuchi as Ryugo Hijikata
Souma Saitou as Teru Asami
Kouki Uchiyama as Reiji Amemiya
Sumire Morohoshi as Jun Kirishima
Megumi Han as Momoka Saotome
Ayumu Murase as Kota Akutagawa
Yuuki Kaji as Takumi Kindaichi
Tomoyo Kurosawa as Asuna Kanzaki
Ayana Taketatsu as Kiyoka Nishino
Mariya Ise as Sayaka Minami
Maki Izawa as Hatsune Tendo
Yumiri Hanamori as Himari Kitane
Aoi Yuuki as Aoi Hoshino
Kazuhiro Yamaji as Ginta Ibushi
In addition to the TV anime and game, other media for this series include a collaboration with Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, toys by Bandai, and an internet anime spinoff titled After School.
Level-5 Inc. is a Japanese video game developer and publisher based in Fukuoka. The company was founded in October 1998 and is led by President and CEO Akihiro Hino (日野晃博). The company is best known for their Dark Cloud, Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Ni no Kuni, Yo-kai Watch, and Snack World franchises.
While the company is best known for their video games, their motto is to constantly evolve by intentionally taking on challenges, such as venturing into TV animation, movies, merchandise, event planning, etc.