On Thursday, 15th of September, Ponyo Canyon announced that a full-fledged anime series of Sae Okamoto’s work, Mecha-Ude project is currently in the works! Not only that, but the project will also have a weekly manga adaptation by Yoshino Koyoka, the author of Aria the Scarlet Ammo. The manga will be released on LINE Manga and ebookjapan services with three free chapters.
The announcement was made through a documentary video by TriF studio. It teased the full-fledged anime and profiles the studio. Watch the documentary here:
Ponyo Canyon, the studio that was announced to be working on the project describes the story as:
The story of the anime revolves around two youths. Hikaru has been enjoying his normal school days in middle school and Alma is a Mecha-Ude Wielder who can be activated when he is attached to human beings. There are exciting adventures and battles following the two of them in the story.PONYO CANYON
The project has been worked on by Okamoto and a “small number of production team members,” with Okamoto serving as the director at TriF Studio. Among other games, she worked as an animator on Sushi Police, Danchi Tomoo, and Tenkai Knights. Shichi As of TriF Studio is the project’s current animation producer, while Tetsuya Kinoshita of Pony Canyon also works in that capacity.
An English dub was quickly published after the production team’s May 2019 publication of a pilot video. The opening theme music, “Ambivalent,” was sung by Eve, while the closing theme song, “Alone,” was performed by AZLiGHTZ.
From October to November 2016, the initial Kickstarter campaign raised US$67,918. Prior to its termination on March 10, 2018, a Japanese Campfire crowdfunding campaign had amassed 4,849,500 yen (about $44,000) toward a 2 million yen (around $18,700) original target.
More details regarding the anime adaptation should be revealed soon!