The original TV anime producing project by: Fuji Television+DeNA+Everystar, “Let’s-create-mecha-anime-we-want-to-watch production committee (Mecha-Tsuku),” held a vote and “RS Project: Rebirth Storage” was chosen to be on air on Fuji Television as a special TV show in June, 2016.
“RS Project: Rebirth Storage” official website (http://rsproject.jp) opens today. This work’s key figure and 30-second special video are also out today on the website .
The story is based in Japan in 2025.
In the key figure, the two main characters, Rin Sagami and Yuzuru Midou, stand in a modern ruin, an abandoned city, where a subtle hopeful light shines on them, and in the background their mech (Kikou), Muttsu, is drawn. Tsubasa Masao was in charge of the character designs and was the art director of the key figure. A worldwide-known-CG artist, Tokyo Gensou, drew the modern ruin with some warmth and details. These key graphics are their first collaborated work.
■ The plot of “RS Project: Rebirth Storage”
In 2025, suddenly an unknown threat, called Kikou, starts to attack human beings. Numerous cities are destroyed, and humans are backed into a corner. However, they find hope. After some fragments of a Kikou are excavated, Tokyo Kikou Laboratory (Toukiken) is established. Based in the Lab, people start studying the Kikou to utilize them as their army. Humanity’s last hope is to fight fire with fire, using a Kikou to fight against the Kikou.
Nine years later, people developed a new weapon to fight the Kikou called Muttsu, which is a Kikou made using the research from the remains of a Kikou, and they are getting ready to fight with the other Kikou.
A boy, Rin Sagami and a girl, Yuzuru Midou are chosen as the Muttsu’s pilots. They bravely face their mission of carry humanity’s last hope of the future.
However, a cruel fate awaits them.
■Producer: Taku Matsuo (Fuji Television)
Comment: I am very grateful that I can announce the actual start of “RS Project: Rebirth Storage” after two years of producing the Meka-tsuku project since March 18th, 2014 although we didn’t plan it.
Roll, the writer, and Shuichi Sato, the mecha designer, created a wonderful environment in this anime. I am working hard to make their work even more attractive for the special TV show, so please look forward to it. This coming anime, “RS Project: Rebirth Storage”, was not only created by the production team; We collected ideas from the public, and brought them on TV. I am excited to create the work together with the people who believed in the new project and submitted various ideas, and those who have watched over us. Although it is unusual, I would like to post our production pieces such as: the storyboard, script, references, and concept art and etc. on the official website in advance for the TV show. I hope you will enjoy this project as if you are one of us.
■About “Let’s-create-mecha-anime-we-want-to-watch production committee (Mecha-Tsuku),”
Mecha-Tsuku (http://mechatsuku.estar.jp) was announced on March 18th, 2014 as an anime producing project in which the public can submit ideas. Its concept is to “create mecha anime we want to watch.” We got over 500 submissions of original anime ideas on Everystar. We chose five works from them, and on those works, we collected character designs, mecha designs, and scripts from the public again. Those five works were made into short pilot films, and broadcasted in February of 2015 as “We are in the mecha anime generation: just before the special TV show about geniuses birth.”
In March, 2015, “RS Project: Rebirth Storage” got the most views, and won the first prize.
This is an unusual case that a work from a novel submitting website is going to be broadcasted on TV as an anime before it even gets published as a book.
■The production team of ”RS Project: Rebirth Storage”
Original work: Roll(ロール)
Mecha designer: Shuishirou Satou
Character designer: Tsubasa Masao (DeNA)
Producer: Taku Matuo (Fuji Television), Yuuichirou Nogami (DeNA)
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