Release date is 23 feb 2017
MAJIN EMPEROR G NEW MAZINGER THAT WASNT IN VS ANKOKU DAISHOGUN MANGA
HUCKEBEINS AND GRUNGUSTS
HUCKEBEINS AND GRUNGUSTS IN A NON OG
HUCKBEINS ARE BACK FROM THE DEAD
ACTUAL HUCKEBEINS MY GOD
Obari tweeted he’s happy Huckebeins got resurrected.
When they first announced the game I was very disappointed about the cast list, a lot of stuff was in Z3 already and they’ll definitely recycle animations so it feels really redundant. But the cast list turns out to be the only disappointing thing now. I’m really hyped about the game now. I don’t have a ps4 nor a vita though.
Stuff they said during the event:
Protagonist 1: Murakumo Souji, seiyuu is Kirimoto Takuya.
His seiyuu’s first involvement in SRW was a SRWOG drama CD more than 10 years ago, voicing dr Robert (Rob). Then he voiced him in the anime. When voicing stufff Okaiyu was having fun voicing and Kirimoto used to be like “one day I want to voice a pilot too, this looks so fun…” Then in Masoukishin he voices “chika aidoru” aka Gido aka notCraig Daniel James Bond.
Protagonist 2: Kisaragi chitose, seiyuu is Kanda Akemi.
1st time she voiced something related was SD Gundam Sangokuden, but it’s her 1st time voicing a human. As she was a robot in SD Gundam (Sun Shang Xiang)
She’s really happy to be voicing a main character in SRW.
Both chars designed by Watanabe Wataru, Masoukishin F& Cross Omega’s chara designer. His designs are really good especially the guys. I really hope more Masoukishin characters get in OG now that the series is over. Especially the characters he designed for F like Circuit kun, Elisha and Lionel. I definitely think Circuit will get in one day as he was considered the main character of the game until Masaki gets rescued and got to be put on the same level as Masaki Shu Eran.
Like with Chitose here, sometimes Watanabe Wataru make the girls’ outfit too much sexual fanservice oriented. Her outfit is one thing, since there’s already tons of SRW OG characters with revealing outfits, but that outfit PLUS that pose makes it seems they’re trying way too hard to pander. Why couldn’t he have just drawn her standing up normally. At least they’re self aware of it and Kirimoto was joking about it and taking her pose.
OG mecha design by Linebarell co-mangaka Shimizu Eiichi, 1st time he does a OG for a SRW if I heard correctly.
Then there’s the Grungust pilot and the Huckebein pilot that wear the same pilot outfits as the OG characters in 4/F/F Final, which is a great fanservice move. This makes me really hyped. I really like these pilots suits.
They’re both designed by 糸井美帆/Itoi Miho who already did lotof previous OG characters designs like the SRW D or J characters.
Huckebein pilot/Bert is voiced by Kanemoto Ryousuke. (It’s worth noting he was voicing one of Advent’s subordinate, Red in Z3 Rengoku)
Grungust pilot/Charlotte/Lottie is voiced by Terui Haruka. I’m looking forward to her KEITOU RADOU KEN! ANKENSATSU! ZAN!! The two of them don’t have lotsof previous roles, I’m happy SRW always gives some new OG roles to less popular seiyuus.
YOU CAN CHOOSE PROTAGS BETWEEN CHITOSE AND SOUJI.
One of the things about SRW OG chars these days I’m sick of is the theme of two seaters of a guy and a girl so I’m happy it’s not like that in V. Gonna sound like tumblr but I’m getting really tired of “heroines” who’re just there for the MC. While Suzune and others recent OGs chars were great characters, I’m really sick of two seaters OG one girl one boy OGs. Plus they pretty much did every relation possible by now. Teacher student duo. Brohter sister. etc. So I’m happy this isn’t the case with V.
It’s not choose between 4 or more characters + their personalities like in 4 or Alpha 1 but the fact that you can choose protags again+ Huckebeins and Grungusts really makes it feel closer to older games and more anniversary like.
The other protagonist you didn’t choose will appear as well. I like Souji he looks cool and almost black skinned gonna sound like tumblr but that makes me happy.
Random stuff Terada said:
Bamco asked Terada and the others producers what they could do to make the game feel more anniversary like, and putting in Huckebeins and Grungusts was one of the suggestions, as they’re the first ever OG mecha with Gespensts and Cybuster and Granzon and Valsione. Forgot who came first right now.
The Grungusts and Huckebeins in V have absolutely no connection to the ones in OG games, they will even be made by new scientists and a new laboratory which isn’t Tesla labs. In the PV is says they’re made by Nikola Vilhelm laboratories.
There’s a preoerder code that gets you the Grungust and Huckebein earlier in the game. However they’re in the game anyway, you’ll just get them normally later. You get bonus BGMs if you preorder too.
Terada said to look forward to the story of how Kouji will get in Shin Mazinger Zero, as people who read the manga know this can’t end well. And it’s the Kouji from Z hen/anime that’s in, not from the manga. He also said something about why Tetsuya pilots the Majin Emperor G and something about him screaming his lines a lot but didn’t catch it.
Crossbone appears pretty early in the game but the 1st mech is the OG.
Majin Emperor G isn’t related to Getter Emperor in any way. (It’s understandable some people could think that as Mazinkaiser which was the first original Mazinger specifically made for SRW was a product of Getter Rays)