Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Hype List: Star Driver

Who updates things on the internet?

I've been quite busy since I promised the hype list to all you. Personally I blame Magic the Gathering and it's stupid new set (I went 3-2 at the prerelease, platinum emperion was nice), but that aside I haven't updated in over two weeks. Thus all this weekend I will be posting the hype list until I either pass out or finish. (It's a race!)

Up first is Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto. A story about a boy and his cyberbuddy. Well that's not all there is to it, but I get to that. First que Trailer.

So our main character, Takuto Tsunashi, decided to take a swim and washed up on Southern Cross Island. I don't know how far away that is from the main land, but he pulled it off in one piece.

Is that you Phelps?
Now what do he does after this? He enrolls in school like any good boy. So now he's a member Southern Cross Island senior class and apparently he makes friends (He swam across the ocean for friendship, 4kids would be proud.) But that would make for a shitty slice of life and I know you saw that robot in trailer.

Look side characters!

I'm getting to the Robot. Hold on.
So there is a BIG EVIL SECRET at Southen Cross Island. 20 Robots (called cybuddies)are sleeping under the school! Wait wut? Mabie it's robot nap time? What ever the reason, GIANT ROBOTS ARE UNDER THE SCHOOL DON"T TELL ANYONE! (screw that let's go tell MC) But wait there's more to this BIG EVIL SECRET, an EVIL COUNCIL OF NAUGHTY THINGS, called the Kirahoshi Juujidan wants to do naughty things with the robots. $10 says our man Takuto Tsunashi is going to be doing robot fightan to save the world.

Mabie they're going for a swim?
Still not enticed by this show? Then let's talk meta. Star Driver is going to be produced in one of my favorite studios BONES. If you don't know who BONES is then let me remind you. Fullmetal Alchemist and FMA: Brotherhood, Darker than Black, Eureka Seven, Heroman, Ouran High School Host Club, RahXephon, Wolf's Rain, and Xam'd: Lost Memories to name a few of BONES' works. In addition, Enokido Yoji is our script (Revolutionary Girl Utena, FLCL, Gunbuster 2: Diebuster) and Takuya Igarashi is the Director (Soul Eater, Ouran Host Club).

So the question is will I be watching Star Driver? YES
Should you watch Star Driver? If you like anything BONES has done then you really should.
Star Driver Airs Sunday OCT. 3

ALSO: that robot is Fabulous!


  1. Kinda epic looking? haha. bones has done good stuff so maybe I'll be looking into it.