Saturday, August 15, 2015
Heavy Object Anime Coming Out October 2015
Heavy Object is one of the more anticipated Anime adaptations of 2015, and we finally have an official air date. Heavy Object is a light novel series by Kazuma Kamachi, who also wrote A Certain Magical Index, The Zashiki Warashi of Intellectual Villiage, A Simple Survey, The Circumstances Leading to Waltraute's Marriage, and The Unexplored Summon: Blood Sign.
If you're into anime or light novels, you've likely run into Kamachi's work. I have read most of his series, and there's so much good in there it is difficult to even name a favorite. Heavy Object is his 'Mecha' series, if you couldn't tell, but it is a little unconventional at that. Instead of humanoid robots, the battlefields of the future are dominated by 'Objects,' which are 200,000 ton (more than twice the mass of a nuclear aircraft carrier) monstrosities which resemble a cross between a super heavy tank and a hovercraft.
In addition to the atypical mecha, the setting itself is a near future where the idea of nations has dissolved and been replaced by ideologies and ways of life. The old borders have dissolved and the factions of the world have redrawn the maps like a shattered stained glass window. Into this dystopian future enter a pair of unlikely protagonists, Quenser and Heivia, an ambitious student and disenfranchised nobleman, respectively.
It is unknown at this time how many episodes will comprise the season.