HiDive has announced that they are picking up the upcoming mech anime ‘Alice Gear Aegis Expansion’ from the Japanese animation studio Nomad. The animated series is an adaptation of the 2018 RPG mobile game ‘Alice Gear Aegis’ from video game developer Pyramid. It is set to air in Japan in April 2023 with a debut in North America shortly after the release of the OVA titled ‘Alice Gear Aegis: Doki! Actress Darake no Mermaid Grand Prix.’
“In the mood for a sci-fi mecha anime? Then you don’t want to miss the alice gear aegis Expansion anime when we stream it right here on HIDIVE. But wait, we’ve got a special treat in store for all of you! We’re also streaming the OVA ahead of the simulcast,” HiDive said on their website.
The anime is directed by Hirokazu Hanai and written by Kenji Sugihara. Rikiya Okano handled the character designs for the series. The theme song “Dash and Go” was made by Aina Suzuki while Marina Horiuchi penned the ending song “Just a little bit.”
You can watch the trailer below:
The 2021 OVA was directed by Hanai with Okano returning to design the characters. Masahiro Okubo handled writing the scripts and singer-songwriter Zuntata composed the music.
AniList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Centuries ago, mankind abandoned planet Earth after the Vice, a race of mechanical aliens, drove them from their home into a life adrift in space. Now resigned to starships forged of pieces of Earth’s shattered moon, the final hope for humanity lies in the hands of Actresses, young women born with the ability to wield the only weapons that can harm the Vice: Alice Gears, mechanical suits that can finally turn the tide against the alien incursion.”
The developers also produced the 2022 video game ‘Alice Gear Aegis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix’ for Nintendo and Sony PlayStation.
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