A new PV trailer has been released for the upcoming Technoroid Overmind anime series, which is scheduled to premiere on January 4, 2023. The new trailer highlights some of the main characters that will be featured in the series.
Technoroid Overmind was originally meant to premiere in July 2022, but was delayed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 at animation studio Doga Kobo.
The anime series is directed by Im Ga-Hee (Sonny Boy episode director, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island assistant director). Other staff members include Ai Yoshimura (Ao Haru Ride director) as supervisor, Ayumi Sekine (The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window) as series screenwriter, illustrator LAM as original character designer, and Saori Sakiguchi (number24) as character designer. Elements Garden and RUCCA are serving as the music composers while LOGIC&MAGIC is the CG company. Noriyasu Agematsu, RUCCA, and Elements Garden are credited with the concept. Doga Kobo is handling the animation production.
The main voice cast includes Kazuki Ura as Cobalt, Satoi Shibuya as Chrom, Hiromu Mineta as Kei, and Kayto as Neon. Other cast members consist of Mutsumi Tamura as Esora Shibaura, Asami Seto as Eliza, Daiki Hamano as Bora, Kenji Nojima as Nobel, and Takuya Kirimoto as Hakushu.
Technoroid Overmind is part of the Technoroid mixed-media project, which includes a mobile game titled Technoroid: Unison Heart that was launched on January 21, 2022. Several music CDs, manga, and merchandise have also been released.
The anime takes place in a world affected by climate change, where the ruling World Government recommends the use of robots and androids for labor due to rising temperatures. In this futuristic world, an entertainment tower called Babel offers several attractions like the Climbing Stage, where participants battle to reach the top ranks through song and dance.
The story follows 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. The four androids later form the group KnoCC and aim to dethrone Babel’s current champion, STAND-ALONE.