Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

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Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Postby EkaCoralian » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:03 pm

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The story is about a boy called Tact and a mysterious robot Tauburn.

(I'm going to assume his name is Takuto, and not Tact. I'm not sure, though.)

Extra Info:
Takuya Igarashi (Soul Eater, Ouran High School Host Club) is directing the project at the anime studio BONES, and Yoji Enokido (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Aim for the Top! Gunbuster 2) is writing the scripts. Misa and Hiroka Mizuya are collaborating on the original character designs, and Yoshiyuki Ito (Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater) is adapting the designs for animation and overseeing the animation. Satoru Kousaki (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Bakemonogatari) is scoring the music.

http://myanimelist.net/anime/8934/Star_Driver:_Kagayaki_no_Takuto

My thoughts: Mmn... the character design is a bit too generic for my tastes. And the robot looks like an interesting combination of RahXephon and Gurren Lagann. (Not to mention the galaxy in its hands.. XD) Regardless, I'm always interested in BONES & mecha, especially since this one is an original story: 'been awhile since BONES has made an anime not based on a manga (last one I can remember was Sword of the Stranger.)

We'll recieve further news with the next Newtype issue (which I think actually comes out today.)

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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby CodeZTM » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:18 pm

The guy looks like a cross between Munto, the main dude from Rosario Vamprie and Mori-Sempai. O_O
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby Ishbalan » Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:37 pm

Its already looks better than Heroman.

Too bad its still BONES.
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby EkaCoralian » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:51 pm

Code wrote:The guy looks like a cross between Munto

Minus the bushy-as-heck eyebrows. :awesome: :up: But yeah, his character design seems a little too generic for me. =\

Its already looks better than Heroman.

Too bad its still BONES.

Well its clear to see that this anime is probably going to be aimed at more teenage audiences, anyways: whereas Heroman's was mainly directed towards the younger ones (despite that, I'm still enjoying it. There're some aspects which could've been done better, but I still like it.)
Not a fan of BONES, eh? Well, to each their own.
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby Hagaren Viper » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:06 am

Wellll, I don't think I've seen a show by BONES that I haven't enjoyed, so why not. iIf nothing else, it'll be pretty.
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby Taite » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:30 pm

I think the main character looks cool. I'm looking forward to this :amv:
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby EkaCoralian » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:55 pm

The official website has gotten seriously updated!
http://www.star-driver.net/

And now with a new official preview art on the homepage.
Now, looking at this new art, I thought this:
1. Colorful shiny glimmers are looking A LOT like TTGL colorful shiny glimmers. (Glimmers shown near the assumed waistline of Tauburn.)
2. That robot's design. ... What... ? XDDD I'm most perturbed by the arms, honestly. They're huge. o-o
3. Tauburn is holding these colorful glimmers? ... Ok that would be totally badass if they were his weapons . <3
4. Main character looks different, whyyy. xD I think the character designs are looking a bit too generic for my tastes.
5. A VERY BIG positive to this anime judging from that picture is the colors. This anime looks like its really varied in color, and I'm gonna love that!~

Alright, onto Staff and Cast!
[apparently translated as]:
Shi tact Tuna: Mamoru Miyano
Waco Agemaki: Hayami Saori
Sugata Shindo: Fukuyama Jun
Ko Watanabe Kana: Niina Ayano
Aragon Simone: Satoru Aya Bamboo Nana
Kate Nichi: Ami Koshimizu
Shinada Benio: 千恵巳 Chiba
Salina pea: Maaya Sakamoto
George Honda: Takagi Takashi
Tetsuya Gouda: Sugiyama Hiroshi
Other

Thoughts:
-Mamoru Miyano, yay :3
-Jun Fukuyama, another yay :3
-Ami Koshimizu, HUZZAH (need moar Anemone in BONES works ^^)
-Maaya Sakamoto, 8DD
=3

You can also check out the other mecha that'll be involved in the show on the Staff & Cast page. Well, it basically links to the Mechanics page. ... So lets get to Mechanics! =D xD

Taubern
http://www.star-driver.net/mechanic/index.html
Ohhhh, the huge things were his thighs/hips, not his arms. His arms are quite skinny, actually. xD Hm... actually from a full view, I don't mind his design. Not bad at all. =3 I wonder what the smoke-type substance atop the crown of his head will represent.

Mecha #2 ('guess I'll refer to him as Banishing Age, since thats the only English word on his page.)
http://www.star-driver.net/mechanic/02.html
... Nope, don't like it. At all. I'm hoping he'll be a much cooler mech when he gets screentime. I just really hate his design. XD Though I expect he can fire a great series of missiles at one time, so he gets 1 point for that.

Mecha #3 (Filament, I guess)
http://www.star-driver.net/mechanic/03.html
Mm... not amazing... I do like the eyes in the middle of the chest there. Everything else is sort of meh.

Mecha #4 (Another Filament, nevermind XD)
http://www.star-driver.net/mechanic/04.html
Besides the fact that the first thought that came to my mind when seeing him was, 'Lol pink', I think this one's my second favorite of the bunch. 'Course there haven't been that many good ones.. XD

Mecha #5 (Adult Bank)
http://www.star-driver.net/mechanic/05.html
Nevermind, this guy is my new second favorite. I like this one a lot. I suspect epic Samurai skills to ensue from him.

Alrighty, what else... well we can\t read Story, as its a picture. Lets try characters.
Takuto/Tact
http://www.star-driver.net/character/index.html
... I like his hair. Not sure why. XD And I like his white outfit with the crazy flame hair. Maybe minus the star. He looks pretty awesomesauce in that outfit, though.

Wako
http://www.star-driver.net/character/wako.html
I hope she's a little sister and not a love interest. Not only does she looks really weird with Takuto if coupled, but god she looks YOUNG. Eh, I'm not over the moon with her design.

Sugata
http://www.star-driver.net/character/sugata.html
Hee. I think I'm gonna really like this guy. XD Love, love, love his hair. <3

Kanako
http://www.star-driver.net/character/kanako.html
Lol, her badass outfit has the Anemone-esque TheEND backing to it. xD But that aside... meh. Just a big-chested nobody to me. However, I do really like her mask.

Simone
http://www.star-driver.net/character/simone.html
(Her drill will pierce the heave-SHOT-) xD
But nah, don't like her. Or her second outfit. Looks like the lolita of the bunch.

Nichi
http://www.star-driver.net/character/nichi.html
Just okay. I don't like her second outfit very much because of the tight-to-skin'ness and the.. uh.. lace? xD

Benio
http://www.star-driver.net/character/benio.html
Nevermind, another lolita arrives. Don't like her very much either.

Sarina
http://www.star-driver.net/character/sarina.html
She looks to be a strong-willed character. I think I'll like her a lot!

George
http://www.star-driver.net/character/george.html
GEORGE?! XDD Ok, not only is he lols-worthy for the only English name in this character roster, but POOFY PANTS and ABS?! =D XD I think I'm going to like him very much. He won't be badass, just amazingly lols-worthy. XDD

Tetsuya
http://www.star-driver.net/character/tetsuya.html
I'mma like this guy a lot too. 8D He appears to be in league with George as they have similar outfits.

I think I'll like the guys more than the girls. xD;

And then everything else is 'Coming Soon.' Personally I'm genuinely interested in the upcoming trailer for the series.

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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby Taite » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:57 pm

SUPER badass cast + badass animation + badass (but weird) mechas = badass anime.

I can't wait for this series.
Don't disappoint me, Bones!
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby Hagaren Viper » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:04 pm

heh, Tetsuya looks a lot like Soul [of Soul Eater fame] in that headshot of his.

Ehh not liking most of the character designs/outfits so far [I can't take Benio seriously, she looks ridiculous in each of those pics...], but Takuto, George and Tetsuya look rather interesting, as does Taubern. Still gonna check this out...whenever it's released.
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby EkaCoralian » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:14 pm

I believe its said to release October 2010. 'Least thats what the site says for the TBS broadcasting.
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby EkaCoralian » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:10 pm

Double post, my apologies.

Sweet Mother of God, the trailer has finally been released.

http://www.star-driver.net/trailer/index.html

Mm... it didn't "wow" me, but it definitely interested me. I laughed SO MUCH when Takuto and Taubern did that little transformation, because this is all I could think about when I watched it:
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Definitely gonna watch this.
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby Hagaren Viper » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:57 am

EkaCoralian wrote: I laughed SO MUCH when Takuto and Taubern did that little transformation

Oh gosh, seconded so much XD

Looks fairly interesting though. The trailer didn't REALLY grab me, but there wasn't anything that looked bad about it either. As I keep saying, if nothing else, it will be pretty. I'm digging the art style.
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby FarmXD » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:57 pm

Well if its Bones, must be awesome. I was searching for pictures and
well...from Bones too; Darker than black and Eureka 7 -in my opinion-
are animes with generic characters design but they're very good series...
Thanks for this recommendation =)
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby Jasta85 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:03 pm

honestly, I don't know anything about the star driver series however I have to admit that trailer was amazing. I don't know if this series is supposed to be serious or humorous but either way it looks awesome, they need more transformation scenes like that these days, currently it's all about boobs and a$$, gets a little boring after a while. good to see a series mixing it up.
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Re: BONES New Anime, 'Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto' Greenlit!

Postby EkaCoralian » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:05 pm

@Jasta: Couldn't have said it better, myself!

My friend and I found a few scans of it from magazines (I'm gonna guess its Newtype):
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So it looks like based on character designs, there IS going to be some fanservice. :| I just hope it doesn't corrupt the show.
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