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© Yuu Kamiya – Tsubaki Himana – KODANSHA/Clockwork Planet Production Committee

Synopsis

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where the destroyed Earth was rebuilt with only gears by a clocksmith meister, Y. One thousand years later, a high school boy named Naoto encountered a female automata named RyuZU. Meanwhile, the youngest meister, Dr.  Marie Bell Breguet, with her bodyguard, Vainney Halter, discovered the impending demise of the planet’s. The encounter of these two threads will change the gears of the planet’s fate.

Comment

Where post-apocalyptic fiction tends to be dystopian cyberpunk, Clockwork Planet is a fresh and novel change of pace; especially with its light tone, compared to the usual serious tone in this genre. Though that is, at least apply for the first episode, because the four leads become renowned terrorists later. Is the novelty good enough, though? Turns out the lighter tone do work well with the pace of the characterization in the first episode. Each of the four main leads were given distinct enough personality. It’s a good work taking into account that there are two story threads  happening at the same time. The world-building is rather lacking, though. Hopefully, the world wouldn’t simply be used as mere bacdrop for the story to take place.

Fact and Data

Title クロックワーク・プラネット (Japanese)
Source Material Light Novel by Yuu Kamiya and Tsubaki Himana
Casts Kakuma Ai as RyuZU

Saori Oonishi as Marie Bell Breguet

Yoshino Nanjo as Naoto Miura

Kenichirou Matsuda as Vainney halter

Director Tsuyoshi Nagasawa (Haiyore! Nyaruko-san, To LOVE-Ru)
Scenario Kenji Sugihara (Oreca Battle, Shiki)
Opening Theme Song “Clockwork Planet” by fripSide
Ending Theme Song
“Anti Clockwise” by After the Rain (そらる x まふまふ)
Studio Xebec
Official Site http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/cp/
Twitter https://twitter.com/ClockworkAnime
Broadcast date 6 April 2017 (1658 GMT, 2358 WIT)/7 April 2017 (0158 JST)

Screenshots and Trailers

© Yuu Kamiya – Tsubaki Himana – KODANSHA/Clockwork Planet Production Committee
© Yuu Kamiya – Tsubaki Himana – KODANSHA/Clockwork Planet Production Committee
© Yuu Kamiya – Tsubaki Himana – KODANSHA/Clockwork Planet Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times | by Paksi Pradipta Mamukti

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