Sunrise Beyond said on Thursday that "Kyokk no Ski" will be the title of a new work for its AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline (Kykai Senki) collaboration with toy/hobby firm Bandai Spirits. Although the statement did not specify the project's structure, it does state that renowned mecha animator and designer Masami Obari is in charge of the project's development and direction. A teaser video for the announcement is being streamed. Check it out!
The AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline anime's first episode aired in October 2021, and the second episode aired in April 2022.
The storyline of the anime takes place in the year 2061, when several states have taken control of Japan. Four trade blocks have taken control of the whole planet, including Japan. For now, the entire archipelago is a battleground. The Japanese population is subject to ongoing occupation and tyranny, and humanoid war machines known as AMAIM are constantly patrolling the city's streets. A young, reclusive child named Am Shiiba meets the autonomous AI Gai by happenstance, and his acquisition of the AMAIM Kenbu starts a plot in which he attempts to retake Japan.
Gashin Tezuka, a shy and forthright 16-year-old member of the Japanese resistance who flies the AMAIM Ghost to exact revenge on his father, is the focus of another section of the narrative.
Nobuyoshi Habara (Fafner, Broken Blade, Star Blazers 2202) directed the anime at Sunrise Beyond, with Noboru Kimura (Gundam Build Divers, Princess Principal: Crown Handler) supervising the series scripts. Kenichi Ohnuki (Kiko Senki Dragonar, Gundam Build Fighters, Golden Kamuy) designed the characters. Rasmus Faber (The Asterisk War, Harukana Receive, Moriarty the Patriot) composed the music. The anime's main mecha animators were Shinya Kusumegi (Fafner, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) and Hiroshi Arisawa (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans).
Industrial designer Ken Okuyama (Enzo Ferrari car, fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaro, E6 and E7 Series Shinkansen trains) and his Ken Okuyama Design company were credited for mechanical design supervision, while the company's designer Yūya Koyanagi was credited for mechanical design alongside Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka, and Ippei Gyōbu.
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