Adding yet another notch to Bones‘ belt is the upcoming anime series entitled Captain Earth. The series reunites director Takuya Igarashi and writer Yoji Enokido for yet another mecha series, following their collaboration on Star Driver.
The story begins when second-year high school student Daichi Manatsu suddenly spies a mysterious circular rainbow floating in the skies over Tanegashima island on television, on the evening before summer vacation begins. “I’ve seen that rainbow before…” Moved by intense foreboding, he heads to Tanegashima, the home of Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center, by himself. The mystery of his father’s accidental death. Memories of mysterious boys and girls he met during childhood. Daichi arrives at the island full of complex emotions, and as alarms sound at the center, he encounters the robot “Earth Engine.” Daichi is asked, “Are you the Captain?” The target is the mysterious all-mechanical lifeform “Kirutogangu” that is invading from Uranus. Now, when the stars in the skies are ablaze, the curtains open on their battle….
Manatsu Daiji – Miyu Irino (Kingdom Hearts‘ Sora)
Arashi Teppei – Hiroshi Kamiya (One Piece‘s Trafalgar Law/Attack on Titan‘s Levi)
Yumetou Hana – Ai Kayano (Valvrave‘s Pino)
Yomatsuri Akari – Rina Hidaka (Galilei Donna‘s Hozuki Ferrari)
Director: Takuya Igarashi
Assistant Director: Yoshiyuki Asai
Series Composition: Yoji Enokido
Original Character Design: Fumi Minato
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Satoshi Ishino
Engine Series Design/Main Design Works: Shigeto Koyama
Machine Good Fellow Design/Mechanical Design: Takayuki Yanase
Mechanical Design: Shinji Aramaki, Takeshi Takakura
Quilt Gang Design: Masaki Asai, Takeshi Yoshioka
Concept Design: okama
Graphic Design: Tsuyoshi Kusano
Design Works: Masatsugu Saito
Effects Director: Yasushi Muraki
Art Director: Masaru Yanaka, Koji Eto
Art Design: Takeshi Takahashi
Music: MONACA/Satoru Kosaki
Animation Production: BONES
Captain Earth is set to air in April, so there’s not to much longer to wait. To tide you over, check out the trailer below and prepare for some truly out of this world action. Go Earth!