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Aniplex's Star Driver Anime Gets New York Comic Con & Anime Festival Premiere

By Chris Beveridge     September 10, 2010


Star Driver
© BONES
Aniplex of America Inc., in collaborationwith Studio BONES will screen the US Premiere of STAR DRIVER -Kagayaki no Takuto-  Episode 1 at the New York Comic Con and Anime Festival, the largest comic and anime convention in the east coast, held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. This exclusive screening will be presented with English subtitles on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 1:15pm (EST) in Room 1E14, to be immediately followed by a Q&A and autograph session with Mr. Masahiko Minami, the president and executive producer of Studio BONES.
 
About STAR DRIVER
STAR DRIVER is headlined by a creative powerhouse dream team from the anime industry, that includes Takuya Igarashi (Director/ Soul Eater, Ouran High School Host Club), Yoji Enokido (Screenplay/ Revolutionary Girl Utena, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster 2), Yoshiyuki Ito (Character Design/ Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater) and Satoru Kousaki (Music/ The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Bakemonogatari) with animation production anchored by the highly renowned Studio BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, Cowboy Bebop the Movie, Sword of the Stranger).
The official 1st episode airs October 3rd and subsequent episodes thereafter will broadcast every Sunday evening through MBS and TBS, Japan’s major national networks.
 
STAR DRIVER -KAGAYAKI NO TAKUTO- Japanese official website:
 
STORY of STAR DRIVER
In the southern edge of Japan lies the Southern Cross Island where its inhabitants lead a seemingly normal daily existence, but far beneath the surface a monumental secret lingers in silence—that is, until the dubious arrival of a boy named Takuto Tsunashi into Southern Cross High School.  When it’s revealed that a trove of approximately twenty giant machines called “Cybody” are sealed and hidden underground, Takuto and his classmates become embroiled with a ruthless, clandestine society bent on usurping this newfound power at any cost. The pivotal key to unlocking the “Cybody” lies within a special shrine maiden, and as old secrets stir and new ones begin to arise, how will Takuto deal with his own secrets?  An intensive power struggle is about to erupt and tear apart the isle of Southern Cross!
 

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Hectotane 9/10/2010 8:19:59 AM

This show is screaming "Linebarrels of Iron" all over again.  They're going to make the male lead (and possibly every other guy) look pathetic despite having the gigantic robot.

Look, I know the argument:  "The male lead should be someone the audience can relate to."  From what I see, the male lead is WEAKSAUCE so I guess the (mainly male) audience is WEAKSAUCE.  Or, the (mainly male) audience HATES young guys around their age.  They HATE when an anime's male lead succeeds in anything; when he's a "somebody" instead of some easily-fillable self-insert nobody.

Either that or they're (bullied-turned) bullies.

Truly sad and pathetic, really.  We have good stories in the US about young guys using their powers to do stuff (like Spiderman, Harry Potter, and their ilk).  And yet Japan's animu industry is still stuck in a loop since the mid-90's.

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