Earlier today, the Mecha-Ude anime staff took to Kickstarter to announce that a sequel is in the works. Citing a favorable reception, staffer Shuichi confirmed that the reception to the pilot was strong, and that the team is working toward producing a sequel. As a means to grow awareness for the brand, TriF Studio, who produced the project, intends to release the title on YouTube for streaming at a future date.
Moreover, Shuichi confirmed that an English dub for the project has been produced, though no details have been announced as of press time.
The Mecha-Ude pilot launched on September 20, 2018 launch, following a delay from December 2017.
Sae Okamoto made her directorial début with the project, which was 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.
CyberConnect2 President and CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama was attached to the title as a General Supervisor. Matsuyama was in charge of planning and direction supervision, in addition to supervising the scripts and setting for the project.
Musician Eve performed opening theme song Ambivalent. AZLiGHTZ performed ending theme song Alone.
Other confirmed crew members 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)
- Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera
- Supervision (Planning, Script, Setting, Direction Supervision): Hiroto Niizato
- Script Cooperation: Yasuhiro Nakanishi
- Art Director, Mecha-ude Design: Nurikabe
- Animation Team: Chiaki Kanno, Mitsunori Murata
- CGI and Composite Director: Shōta Kawamura
- Production Manager: Kenji Satō
- Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
- Planning: Shūichi Asō
The pilot stars the following:
- Hikaru Amatsuga: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
- Arme (Hikaru’s Mecha-ude): Tomokazu Sugita
- Aki Murasame: Yu Shimamura
- Jun Kagami: Romi Park
- Tohdoh (with Alacran): Amatsuki
- Yoh Shirono: Eve
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, 2017, and went on to raise $67,918 across 999 backers.