Monday, January 07, 2008

Metal Linebarrels

A new mecha anime scheduled to be aired this year is Kurogane no Linebarrels (鉄のラインバレル), which can be translated as Metal Linebarrels I supposed? based on the first Kanji character from the title which means 'metal' or 'iron'. It will be available in Fall 2008 according to information from its official website.


From what I know, this upcoming animation is adapted from the manga series of the same title. Anyone read this manga before?

Screen shot from its official website.

Here's the information about the production team:
* Director: Masamitsu Hidaka
* Series Composition: Kiyoko Yoshimura
* Screenplay: Kiyoko Yoshimura, Shigeru Morita
* Character Design: Hisashi Hirai
* Chief Animation Director: Hisashi Hirai
* Creative Producer: Goro Taniguchi
* Special Effects Director: Ichiro Itano
(information from Anime News Network.)

The director, Masamitsu Hidaka is a household name for mecha anime fans, I believe. His previous work include The 08th MS Team, X Gundam, Wing Gundam, Gear Fighter Dendoh, Zegapain, GaoGaiGar and many others. The character designer and animation director, Hisashi Hirai should be a familiar name for SEED and SEED Destiny fans. He was involved in almost every single series and side stories of SEED and SEED Destiny, including the OVA and Astray manga.

With experienced Gundam producers in charge of a non-Gundam mecha anime. Promising?

Or maybe not? ^^