Toei, Gust’s Augmented Reality Girls Trinary Anime/App Streams Character Videos
The official website for Toei Animation and Gust‘s Augmented Reality Girls Trinary (Kakuchō Shōjo-Kei Trinary) “anime cross-link role-playing game” smartphone collaboration project’s app began streaming character videos for Tsubame, Kagura, and Gabriella. The videos show gameplay for the upcoming smartphone game as well as animated clips.
The project will participate in the AnimeJapan 2017 event, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight from March 23 to March 26. The project will display art and offer a free gachapon machine with tin character badges at Toei Animation‘s booth.
The project’s app for was originally slated to debut for iOS and Android devices last year, but only pre-registration is currently available. The app will be free to play, but certain items will be available for a fee. The planned anime will stream within the app weekly for free.
The five main heroines include:
Mariko Takeda as Tsubame Ōse
Emi Hirayama as Kagura Uzuki
Yuki Yagi as Gabriella Talinska
Mitsuki Nakae as Ayami Kunimasa
Ami Hagihara as Miyabi Koigasaki
Other cast members include: Masumi Asano, Houko Kuwashima, Haruna Iwasaki, Ryohei Arai, and Atsushi Abe.
Akira Tsuchiya (Gust‘s Ar Tonelico, Ciel Nosurge) is producing the project and is also in charge of the original plan. Itsuro Kawasaki (Arc the Lad, Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-) is directing the anime side at studio feel. neco is designing the anime side’s original characters, and Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman.) and Masakazu Yamazaki (Medaka Box Abnormal) are adapting those characters for animation. Kazuho Hyodo (ReLIFE, Robot Girls Z) and Tsuchiya are handling the series composition. Takeshi Nakatsuka (Brothers Conflict) is composing the music. Toei Animation and KOEI Tecmo Games are in charge of production.
The story centers on five girls who fight with a special mission in the plane of existence on the other side of the screen. The setting of the story is the metropolitan area of the Japanese capital, after it was beset by a certain abnormality.
The project will attempt an “unprecedented fusion of games and anime,” and is the first such collaboration between Gust and Toei Animation. The companies hosted a preview event on September 16 that featured the project’s main cast, and screened the anime’s “episode 1.”