Sunrise subsidiary animation studio Sunrise Beyond and Bandai Namco hobby business division Bandai Spirits have launched a new mecha project titled Kyōkai Senki (Boundary War Machine). The project includes a television anime premiering this fall and Bandai Spirits is preparing a line of High Grade 1/72 plastic model kits, with a ROBOT Spirits figure from Tamashii Nations.
Model Kit PV
Set in the year 2061, with Japan under a state of occupation by multiple states. The world, including Japan, has been consolidated under the rule of four trade blocs. The entire archipelago now the frontline of conflict. The Japanese people live under a state of constant occupation and oppression, with humanoid war machines called AMAIM patrolling its streets.Anime News Network
Amou Shiiba: An introverted 16-year-old with a hobby of collecting parts, but his world changes when he meets the autonomous AI “Gai”. Amou pilots the AMAIM “Kenbu”.
Gashin Tezuka: A 16-year-old member of a Japanese resistance organization, he is a blunt and reticent person. Gashin is in pursuit of the mysterious AMAIM “Ghost,” to avenge his father’s death.
A close-combat MAILES (AMAIM equipped with I-LeS). The pilot is Amou and its AI is Gai. The combination of Amou and Gai gives this MAILES the performance and mobility that overwhelms other AMAIMs.
Fafner’s Nobuyoshi Habara is directing the anime at Sunrise Beyond, with Gundam Build Divers’s Noboru Kimura on script supervision. Kenichi Ohnuki of Gundam Build Fighters fame is designing the characters and Rasmus Faber is composing the music.
Industrial designer Ken Okuyama and his Ken Okuyama Design company are supervising mechanical design, while the company’s designer Yūya Koyanagi is credited for mechanical design alongside Gundam mainstays Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka, and Ippei Gyōbu.