Broken Blade, a series of six 50-minute film installments, is the latest anime to be licensed by Sentai Filmworks. The release kicks off with a streaming of the first installment on The Anime Network and other outlets in October, with a release on DVD and Blu-Ray to follow in 2012.
Chief Director Tetsuro Amino (Macross 7, Shiki) and Director Nobuyoshi Habara (DNAngel, Negima!) are helming the project, which is based on a manga by Rampage‘s Yunosuke Yoshinaga. Here’s the synopsis via Sentai’s press release:
In Cruzon, children are born with the ability to control quartz. This power allows them to levitate simple objects—or control enormous and complex mobile battle suits called Golems. But when an ancient Golem is discovered during the height of a brutal war, a young king and his beautiful queen turn to Rygart Arrow. Though an “un-sorcerer”, Rygart can miraculously pilot this ancient and powerful weapon. But in war, school friends can turn into bitter enemies and allies have suspicious motives. Strap yourself in, power up, and prepare for the heavy metal mecha action of BROKEN BLADE!
Who plans on giving Broken Blade a spin when it starts streaming?