Anime's greatest robot manzai comedy duo is back! I am, of course, referring to Drossel von Flugel and her butler Gedachtnis, the stars of Fireball.
In case you didn't know what Fireball is, it was a 2008 series of two-minute CG-animated shorts written and directed by Wataru Arakawa and animated by Toei and Disney Japan. It never crossed the pond for various reasons (the least of which is likely that manzai might not translate very well for Disney's typical target demo), which is a shame, because despite not having mouths, Drossel and Gedachtnis were easily among the most expressive CG characters I've yet seen. Their voices, provided by Miyuki Kawasho (Shugo Chara's Saaya) and Toru Ohkawa (Fullmetal Alchemist's Roy Mustang), played no small part.
And now they're back in Fireball Charming set to premier this April 4th. Sweet new CG, more Japanese wordplay, and more awesome poses by Drossel are a guarantee.
I'm not completely sold on Drossel's new design (check the gallery for the original). Emphasis seems to have been moved from dem robot hips to dem robot thighs, and the lady's traded her alloyed twin-tails for a long...fin-thing. She does have some sweet foot-less leg-parts, which remind me of my beloved Aegis.
Then again, it was always about Drossel striking awesome poses with every line, and from the looks of the trailers below, she certainly does.
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