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.
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
|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)
|Broadcast date||6 April 2017 (1658 GMT, 2358 WIT)/7 April 2017 (0158 JST)|
Screenshots and Trailers
The Indonesian Anime Times | by Paksi Pradipta Mamukti