Celebrating its 30th anniversary, classic adventure mecha series Mashin Hero Wataru (魔神英雄伝ワタル) reveals a PV for its new anime, Mashin Hero Wataru: Ryujinmaru of the Seven Souls (魔神英雄伝ワタル 七魂の龍神丸), which is scheduled to air on spring, 2020.
Produced by SUNRISE and BANDAI SPIRITS, the anime series is directed by Hiroshi Kojina (神志那 弘志), while Momoko Makiuchi (牧内 ももこ) is the character design. The PV also features the nostalgic melody of the original series OP, “STEP” by a.chi-a.chi.
The new series starts with Wataru’s world getting into confusion after he answers a call to return to the realm of Soukaizan. He witnesses an upside-down image of the realm plunging downward, and his faithful robot Ryujinmaru (once a clay sculpture he made in school) has its power sealed away and splinters into seven pieces. Now Wataru must team up with his old friends to save Soukaizan from a new evil and put Ryujinmaru together again.
■ Wataru Ikusabe (戦部 ワタル)
■ Toraoh (虎王)
■ Himiko Shinobibe (忍部 ヒミコ)
Five more robot models will also be added to the new series, including: Ryugekimaru (orange), Genryumaru (Green), Seiryumaru (Purple), Ryukomaru (red and blue), and Kouryumaru (black and gold)