From the author of No Game No Life, Clockwork Planet released its second PV. Not much to say about it because it’s mostly static character promos and meager amounts of action. But the first half of the video gives an interesting narration with abstract visuals.
In the beginning, narrator-chan keeps talking us to sleep, but the aesthetics are enticing and suited for what is a sci-fi series. Intriguing to see that the globe turns red as if the world has come to its destruction and then transitions to multiple gears as if it’s a clock planet. Wait, it is, and it’s a good opening because the title literally matches the visuals – a thousand word with a few animations.
Finally, an anime with a descriptive title that isn’t a whole paragraph.
It ends with character promos that are boring with little to no action. On the other hand, popular group FripSide is back to do Clockwork Planet’s opening theme. Famous for doing most of Railgun’s opening sequences among other popular series, music fanatics won’t be left out at least.
The Sc-Fi anime story is about:
Naoto’s a high school dropout and brilliant amateur tinkerer. He lives in a world that has been so over-exploited that the entire surface has become one vast machine. When a box crashes into his home containing a female automaton, it’s a harbinger of change that will rock the entire globe, and give Naoto his chance to be a hero.
Notoriously unimpressive studio Xebex will be producing Clockwork Planet. There’s a 50-50% chance that either this anime will be OK or amount to even less than that, not helped by the fact it looks generic to begin with. When the show comes out on April 6th, at least FripSide’s opening song will keep us entertained if the rest of the anime does not.