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Monday, April 20, 2020

Anime Mecha Series on YouTube - OBSOLETE

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YouTube Original Anime Series

In 2014, aliens suddenly appear on earth and propose to trade consciousness-controlled multi-purpose robot ""EXOFRAMES"" for a small price. The outstanding versatility and exceedingly low cost of the alien technology is immediately put to use in industries and battlefields across the globe. Beyond pre-existing weapons, even the existing social order seemingly become obsolete.

[Source: Comicon.com] Novelist and screenwriter Gen Urobuchi has become something of a legend in anime circles. Though he is respected for the excellent character development in each of his shows, he is specifically known for the dark themes and often violent series he’s created. Series like Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, and Madoka Magica have cemented this reputation; proving he can bring his brand of storytelling to any genre. And it seems like next for him is a return to the world of mecha anime with YouTube Original, Obsolete.
Obsolete is set in an alternate history where aliens came to Earth in 2014, offering to give us a special technology known as “exo-frames” — robots controlled by a user’s consciousness. Both easier to pilot and cheaper than jets or tanks, these “exo-frames” quickly change the face of combat.

The series is directed by Hiroki Yamada and Seiichi Shirato, with mecha designs from Makoto Ishiwata (Gargantia, Robotics;Notes). Character designs were handled by Akihiko Yoshida (SayoAsa) and Yuya Nagai. BUEMON is the studio responsible for bringing the 3D series to life.

Obsolete premiered December 3rd on YouTube. The series being available in its entirety for YouTube Premium users, while free users will be able to watch new episodes once a week.
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1 comment:

  1. I thought this was a pretty interesting watch and you can see all available six episodes in 90 minutes. 6 more episodes were planned for this winter but I've seen nothing about it yet, hopefully we'll get them before this year ends.

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