Some new images and information is starting to appear for animation studio Bones’ new giant robot series, including this new synopsis of the series from ANN:
On a cross-shaped island in the South, a mysterious and gigantic humanoid robot known as the “Cybuddy” is discovered sealed in the underground ruins for untold ages. A group known as the “Order of the Glittering Star Cross” attempts to remove the seal by abducting a girl named Wako Agemaki, who they dubbed the “shrine maiden” and is the key to activating the robot. A boy named Takuto Tsunashi arrives with his own Cybuddy named Tauburn to rescue Wako. Thus begins a struggle to unlock the secrets of the advanced technology and prevent disaster.
It sounds promising enough and the new promotional poster along with some character designs that I’m posting below make it look like a blend between Sunrise’s Code Geass and Gainax’s Gurren Lagann.
Also, the Japanese rock band Flow, who have previously done opening theme songs for Naruto, Code Geass, and Eureka Seven, are also composing the first opening theme for Star Driver as well. Interestingly, I’ve seen quite a few people on other websites complaining about the strange look of the mecha for Star Driver and although I will admit that it reminds me of an alien ballerina with sunglasses, I still enjoy the unique look. Being a fan of Turn A Gundam i will also admit that I greatly prefer strange looking giant robots as oppossed to the usual boxy designs.
Star Driver is expected to air this fall.