The Technoroid Overmind anime has been delayed indefinitely due to the previously announced Covid outbreak at animation production company Doga Kobo. The show was meant to premiere in July in Japan.
Another Doga Kobo production, Shikimori’s Not Just A Cutie, had its broadcast plans discussed by the production committee in the wake of the infections, but has so far not received a delay. Access to the studio had been prohibited from April 6 to April 18.
Technoroid Overmind is part of the Technoroid mixed-media project. The anime takes place in a climate change-affected setting, where the ruling World Government recommends the use of robots and androids for labor due to rising temperatures. Another integral aspect of this setting is the entertainment tower of Babel. Among the attractions of Babel is the Climbing Stage, where participants battle to reach the top through song and dance.
The main characters of the story are Cobalt (Kazuki Ura), Chrom (Satoi Shibuya), Kei (Hiromu Mineta), and Neon (kayto), androids who spend their days going through the same routine in an abandoned and forgotten house, unsure of why they are there or why they were created in the first place. However, things change after a chance encounter with a certain boy, and the four find themselves aiming to dethrone Babel’s champion, STAND-ALONE.
Technoroid Overmind is directed by Im Ga-Hee (Sonny Boy episode director, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island assistant director). Other staff include Ai Yoshimura (Ao Haru Ride director) as supervisor, Ayumi Sekine (The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window) as series composer, illustrator LAM as original character designer, Saori Sakiguchi (number24) as character designer, Elements Garden×RUCCA as music composers, and LOGIC&MAGIC as the CG company. Doga Kobo is the animation production company.