Technoroid: New generation mixed media project by Noriyasu Agematsu

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Noriyasu Agematsu, RUCCA and Elements Garden team up to launch a new generation mixed media project with EDM music and androids at its core titled “Technoroid”.

Introduction

Technoroid is a new generation mixed media project created by Noriyasu Agematsu (Uta no Prince-Sama, GHOST CONCERT, and VISUAL PRISON) in collaboration with RUCCA and Elements Garden.

Character designs are by popular illustrator LAM.

This project is going to release a game, music and an original anime premiering in 2022.

The music is going to be produced by CyberAgent with Avex Pictures and Elements Garden. The focus is on EDM music.

The announcement was made on Technoroid’s official YouTube channel.

This project features a cast that mixes stars with new, up-and-coming talents.

Story

Due to a large-scale climate issue caused by the enlargement of the sun, people have lost the pleasure of light and their activities have been restricted.

In this world, unique units and characters gather at “Babel”, an entertainment tower in which there are live show battles. There, humans and androids battle with the aim of reaching the top of the tower.

According to the project’s writer, this is a lighthearted story with no real “ill-intended” characters.

Cast

Technoroid has an 20-member cast spread across 6 groups.

The cast members include:

  • Kazuki Ura
  • Makoto Furukawa
  • Junya Enoki
  • Shugo Nakamura
  • Takeo Otsuka
  • Gakuto Kajiwara
  • Hiromu Mineta
  • Satoi Shibuya
  • kayto
  • Keigo Hagiya
  • Akito Sugibayashi
  • Kenji Nojima
  • Shunichi Toki
  • Kentaro Kumagai
  • Daiki Kobayashi
  • Chiharu Shigematsu
  • Taichi Kusono
  • Daiki Hamano
  • Ryohei Shioguchi
  • Tatsuyuki Kobayashi

KNoCC

Left to right: Chrom, Cobalt, Neon, Kei

KNoCC consists of Cobalt (CV: Kazuki Ura), Chrom (CV: Satoi Shibuya), Kei (CV: Hiromu Mineta), and Neon (CV: kayto).

STAND-ALONE

Left to right: Night, Kite, Light

STAND-ALONE consists of Kite (CV: Makoto Furukawa), Night (CV: Gakuto Kajiwara) and Light (CV: Keigo Hagiya).

メカニカメタリカ (Mechanica Metallica)

Top left to right: Zin, Lana// Bottom left to right: Auru, Silve

Mechanica Metallica consists of Silve (CV: Junya Enoki), Auru (CV: Takeo Otsuka), Lana (CV: Akito Sugibayashi), and Zin (CV: Shugo Nakamura).

カラクリシンシ (Karakuri Shinshi)

Left to right: Ruma, Einsatz, Nobel

Karakuri Shinshi consists of Nobel (CV: Kenji Nojima), Ruma (CV: Shunichi Toki) and Einsatz (CV: Kentaro Kumagai).

フランキー♡ノット (Franky ♡ Not)

Top: Hyd // Bottom left to right: Lin, Fran

Franky ♡ Not consists of Fran (CV: Daiki Kobayashi), Hyd (CV: Chiharu Shigematsu) and Lim (CV: Taichi Kusono).

D.M.A.

Left to right: Bora, Xyo // Bottom: Rhodi

D.M.A. consists of Bora (CV: Daiki Hamano), Xyo (CV: Ryohei Shioguchi), and Rhodi (CV: Tatsuyuki Kobayashi).

Promotional video

A teaser video was released on Technoroid’s official YouTube channel. Check it out below!

Music

On the day of its announcement, the project announced the titles of the debut songs for each group. All songs are, as marketed, EDM-only.

Those are as follows:

  • KNoCC “KNOCKIN’ ON×LOCKIN’ ON”
  • STAND-ALONE “Not Standing Alone”
  • Mechanica Metallica “メタリックホリック” (Metallic Holic)

Short versions of all songs are out. Check those in the videos below!

Later in 2021, the project announced the addition of 3 new units.

Previews of the following song previews were released:

  • Karakuri Shinshi システマティックジェントリィ (Systematic Gentry),
  • Franky ♡ Note‘s “Frank♡with you“, and
  • D.M.A.Donʼt Mess Around
  • KNoCCIDempty

Check those out in the videos below!

In 2022, KNoCC released “Stay Friends” and “Pleasant Presents”.

Anime

According to Agematsu, the anime is going to be animated by Video Studio.

In March 2022 it was announced the anime series is titled Technoroid OVERMIND and will premiere in July 2022.

The key visual is out.

KNoCC and STAND-ALONE will be featured in the anime series. At the moment there is no information on whether the other units will make an appearance in the series.

For more details on the characters, setting, and story, please head over to Technoroid OVERMIND’s official website (link below).

A teaser promotional video is out.

Game

At the same time, a game is being developed by Wonder Planet. The game is titled TECHNOROID UNISON HEART and was launched on January 21, 2022.

This is a smartphone game is available for Android and iOS and for those more curious, its gameplay is based on puzzles (Bejeweled/Candy Crush-style) with music.

A promotional video is out.


SOURCE: Technoroid official website / Technoroid anime official website

Last updated on 25/03/2022

Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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