Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 will be the next featured anime for C3 Anime Festival Asia 2017! The seiyuu of Lockon Stratos will make his appearance during the stage event as well!
On the mini Akiba stage side, the seiyuu of Cordelia Glauca from Milky Holmes fame will grace the site.
機動戦士ガンダム00 (Featured Anime)
The year is 2307 A.D. Although fossil fuels have been depleted, humanity has obtained a new source of energy to replace them, in the form of a large-scale solar power generation system based on three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are available only to a handful of major powers and their allies.
The three orbital elevators belong to three superpower blocs. These are the Union, led by the United States of America; the Human Reform League, led by China, Russia, and India; and the AEU, led by Europe. These superpower blocs continue to play a grand zero-sum game for the sake of their own prestige and prosperity. Thus, even in the 24th Century, humanity has yet to come together as one.
In this world of never-ending conflict, a private armed organization appears, dedicated to the elimination of war through armed force. Its name is Celestial Being, and it is in possession of “Gundam” mobile suits. With these Gundams, it begins armed intervention into all acts of war.
More featured anime with another seiyuu tagging along…
Another soon-to-be-aired anime series, the 1st episode of this medieval fantasy Record of Grancrest War will be shown during the stage event, providing early preview before its air time!
グランクレスト戦記 (Featured Anime)
“I swear by to be faithful and bear true allegiance to Sir Theo.” A master-servant oath between Siluca, the lofty magician and Theo, the wandering knight that will likely wage a revolution in this war-torn and chaotic continent. Or not…
Atland, the continent ruled by Chaos. The Lords who seize the power of the “Crest” (Holy Seal), is the only thing that tranquillises calamities breed by Chaos, protecting those living in fear. But before anyone realises, the Lords have abandoned these ideals, turning against each other, vying to claim one another’s Holy Seal and territories.
This is when Siluca, who scorns these self-serving Lords, and Theo, the wandering knight who sets off training to one day liberates his tyrannical-ruled hometown, met. Struck by Theo’s ideal, Siluca decides to exchange an master-servant oath, waging revolutions to snuff out this war-torn continent, even if the plan is a coercive one.
See the journey of seeking the titular “Emperor’s holy seal (Grancrest) —the quintessence of law and order— unfolds as the curtain of this great war fantasy lift.
Yet another featured anime to be shown on stage during C3AFASG17!
Tagging along will be a seiyuu and the producer Kawase Kohei…
博多豚骨ラーメンズ (Featured Anime)
Hakata, a city where 3% of the population are said to be assassins. On the surface it looks like a peaceful touristic city in Fukuoka.
However, its underside is a battleground for assassins with high crime rates.
A freshman assassin on the edge
An assassin hired by a politician
An informant with genius hacking ability
Ex-mercenary turned Torturer
Hakata loving Private-eye
An assassin caught by the underground organization
When assassins’ tales are told, an “Assassin Killer” appears from the darkness!
An anime director will grace the stage of AFA with another featured anime, with its plot centred around humans and androids.
Beatless (Featured Anime)
‘I trust in your smile. I won’t care whether you are soulless or not.’ In the world 100 years from now, society is mostly operated by hIE (humanoid Interface Elements).
With the introduction of ultra-advanced AI that surpasses human intelligence, beings that mankind is yet to fully comprehend made from materials far too advanced for human technology begin coming into being.
One day, a 17-year-old boy, Arato Endo, has a fateful encounter with a mysterious hIE named Lacia, and becomes her owner by accident. In contrast to her beautiful appearance, Lacia is one of the five top-performing hIE created by ultra-advanced AI, artificial beings beyond human recognition. Each of the five hIE has their own specification and behavior model. Fierce battle breaks out as they pursue their own purposes.
For what purpose were Lacia and the other four hIEs created? Why are they destined to fight with one another? Amid questions regarding conflict and coexistence between mankind and machines, the 17-year-old boy Arato seeks answers to the future…
Another featured anime with more seiyuu tagging along… Three of them this time around! w00t!
The said anime is Frame Arms Girl, aired earlier this year to promote Kotobukiya’s line of plastic model figures.
フレームアームズ・ガール (Featured Anime)
Join Ao, an ordinary school girl, in her everyday life with the Frame Arms Girls, and watch their bonds deepen.
Ao, an ordinary high school girl, receives something mysterious in the mail one day, and upon opening the package, she finds herself with Gourai, a petite autonomous robot called a Frame Arms Girl.
Wow it’s a toy! It’s a plastic model kit!
But! Gourai isn’t just any ordinary Frame Arms Girl.
Unlike normal artificial intelligence programs, Gourai is an experimental prototype model endowed with AS (“Artificial Self”), giving her human-like emotions. Furthermore, this Gourai is the only one in the world to be successfully activated, and by Ao no less!
Together with Ao, who has zero knowledge of the Frame Arms Girls, Gourai gathers battle data and learns about emotions.
And so our heroine begins a curious, yet fun and exciting, lifestyle with Gourai and the other Frame Arms Girls!