The Bulbbuster The anime adaptation premieres on October 4, as previously announced with a new trailer and preview. Studio NUT (The saga of Tanya Zlata, FLCL alternative, Blue giant) animated the series under the direction of Hiroyasu Aoki. Aoki is also doing the series composition for the anime.
Takahisa Katagiri will serve as character designer and chief animation director, while Juki Izumo is the mechanical designer. The cast for the anime includes:
- Asami Seto as Arumi Nikaido
- Shoya Chiba as Tetsuro Okino
- Ken Waugh as Kintaro Kataoka
- Shinichiro Miki as Koji Tajima
- Taiten Kusunoki as Ginnosuke Muto
- Yuki Takada as Miyuki Shirogane
- Yuma Uchida as Shuuichi Namari
The Bulbbuster the anime is based on a mixed media project of the same name created by PICS. It originally started as a concept book released in November 2017, and was then adapted into a new series written by Hiroyuki Nakao and illustrated by Eisaku Kubonouchi. The novel has been serialized by Kadokawa since December 2018.
Bulbbuster follows the story of a young engineer named Tetsuro Okino who transfers to a vermin extermination company called Hato Industries along with the Bullbuster robot he developed himself. After arriving at the company, he discovers how Hato Industries has little money and what’s more, its president Tajima objects to Bulbbuster. For the president, there are fuel costs for robots, labor costs for pilots, and of course, losing even one bullet is unacceptable. Between their clash of destruction ideas and the reality of budgets, one wonders what the future holds for Hato Industries.
The mixed media project also released a second special visual in collaboration with the city of Kitakyushu in Kyushu Prefecture.
source: Official site
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