On May 10, the official Mecha-Ude Facebook account announced that YouTuber Reina Scully’s YouTube channel is hosting the official stream for the Mecha-Ude anime pilot. The English dubbed and subtitled versions were uploaded to the channel, which you can check out below.
Moreover, on April 28, the show’s staff announced on Kickstarter that a sequel is in the works, following the strong reception to the pilot.
The English dub cast includes:
- Hikaru: Rayner Garranchan
- Aki: Reina Scully
- Alma: Phil Du Bois
- Kagami: Christian Vandepas
The subtitled version will be available until June 10.
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.
Source: Facebook (Mecha.Ude)