You know, this would make a dynamite cross-branding deal with ARMS. Just sayin’.
Earlier today, director Sae Okamoto took to Kickstarter to discuss her Mecha-Ude anime project. Okamoto states that she met with the project staff in Tokyo. Following a scheduling meeting with the crew, it was decided that the project’s ship date would be delayed to June 2018.
Backer rewards are set to be mailed out the following month. Previously, the project had an estimated ship date of December 2017.
Okamoto showed off a pair of animatic GIFs, which you can check out below:
Sae Okamoto will make her directorial début with the project, which is being produced by Trif Studio. Previously, she provided background art for Sushi Police. In addition, Okamoto’s worked as an animator on several projects, including Tenkai Knights and Danchi Tomoo.
Other team members attached to the project include:
- Compositor: Tatsushi Momen (Sushi Police, Director)
- Music: Narasaki (Deadman Wonderland, Paradise Kiss)
- Sound Engineer: Seiji Toda / S.O.L.I.D Sound Lab (Armored Trooper VOTOMS, Code Geass, Gundam Build Fighters)
Okamoto describes Mecha-Ude as:
Hero was a high schooler living an ordinary life.
One day, he meets a very strong and intelligent mechanical arm named “Mecha-ude”. After a strange turn of events, the “Mecha-ude” started living inside Hero’s hoodie and the two’s life full of trouble begins.
As the boy and his “Mecha-ude” fights together and strengthen their bonds, the two also meets new friends who also fights along with each of their own unique “Mecha-ude” partners.
Out of those, one of the heroine has two “Mecha-ude” which appears out of her skirt. An active girl with a totally opposite characteristics from hero himself, he gradually becomes attracted to her.
But the two are confronted with other “Mecha-ude” users who are in search of the secret of “Mecha-ude” relentlessly.
The campaign reached its funding goal on October 15.
Okamoto released a short teaser as part of Mecha-Ude‘s Kickstarter pitch, as well as an extended trailer. You can check both out below: