According to the official website, a new original mech anime from studio Sunrise, entitled 「Buddy Complex」, was announced. It is set to premiere on January 5th, 2014. A pre-run of the first episode will be shown on December 29th (23:00 JST) on Tokyo MX. Staff, cast, and a promotional video can be found after the cut.


The story will revolve around the friendship and coming-of-age of two boys. It begins with Aoba Watase, a boy who goes to high school in Tokyo and lives a carefree daily life. On the morning of his school’s opening ceremony after summer vacation, he goes to campus as usual, but he has a chance encounter with another boy named Junyou Dio Weinberg.


*Staff Credits:

  • Original: Hajime Yatate
  • Director: Yasuhiro Tanabe
  • Series Composition: BC project
  • Character Designer and Animation Director: Tomoshige Inayoshi, Asako Inayoshi
  • Chief Animator: Tomoyuki Fuji, Kanta Suzuki
  • Mechanical Designer: Kanta Suzuki, Hiroki Tokuda, Tomohiro Kawahara
  • Set Designer: Takeshi Takahashi
  • Design Works: Noriyuki Jinguji, Masahiko Ikeda, Kenichi Morioka, Satoshi Kimura
  • Studio Director: Kazuo Miyake
  • VFX Director: Tomohiko Kawahara
  • Art Director: Koji Eto, Miho Sugiura
  • CG Producer: Eiji Inomoto
  • Color Scheme: Sayoko Yokoyama
  • Director of Photography: Tsunetaka Ema
  • Editor: Daisuke Imai
  • Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
  • Music: Tatsuya Katou
  • Animation Production: Sunrise


*Music Credits:

  • Opening Theme: 「UNISONIA」 by TRUE
  • Ending Theme: 「Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de」 by ChouCho