Based on the Masami Kurumada´s (Saint Seiya, Ring ni Kakero) Manga.
Anime Midstream has announced in their Panel at Anime Fest that it has acquired the rights for the Mecha Anime “Bt´X” (pronounced Beat X)although it is unknown if the sequel “Bt´X Neo” will come alongside it.
While in the past the Anime was partially published by Illumitoon Entertainment, this release will include the full original series. The company describes the history as follows:
“Teppei Takamiya is an average boy that lives on Kamui Island, north of Japan. His older brother, Kotaro Takamiya, leaves to study robotics in Germany and becomes one of the most brilliant scientists in the world. Five years later, the two brothers reunite at a robotics convention where Kotaro announced his latest breakthrough in artificial intelligence. During the convention, Kotaro is captured and taken to The Area, the center of the Machine Empire. Equipped with the Messiah Fist, a gauntlet with various technological powers and options, Teppei pursues his brothers kidnappers.
Upon reaching The Area, Teppei is attacked by Metalface and is thrown, bleeding into the Machine Empire’s junkyard. His blood reaches the trashed body of X and the B’t awakens. Faced with unanswered questions and imminent destruction, X saves Teppei and the pair flee The Area with soldiers of the Machine Empire in hot pursuit. As the series continues, X and Teppei develop a brotherly bond, arguing as much as they look after each other. They uncover the Machine Empire’s plan as they travel and battle other B’ts loyal to the Machine Empire, while trying to save Kotaro.”
Directed by Mamoru Hamatsu (Lupin III: Return Pycal) at TMS Entertainment (Cardfight!! Vanguard, Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas).
The manga got published in the United states by Tokyopop.
Finally, i watched this series long time ago (including the Ova series Bt´X Neo) and I have to say that it is quite good! While the basis of the story is simple (the good guys are good; while the bad ones are bad) the characters, their backstories and the action it´s truly top notch! It´s also an interesting take on to the Mech genre since the pilot of the robots are also in the open and can get damaged directly too. Also if you know some philosophy, you will find lots and lots of school of thought in there.
Finally, this was one of the last series where the character´s names got localized for the Spanish speaking audience. I remember that the main character was called Marlon (or something like that) and his Brother Michel, both with the last name “De quevedo”.
Via: Anime News Network