The Super Robot Wars franchise, which brings together robots from all corners of the anime universe into one giant tactical game series, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It’s already going big with Super Robot Wars V, which will bring back fan-favorite original units, premiere a custom Mazinger upgrade, and include a special premium soundtrack edition. And to keep the ball rolling, they’re going live on Niconico this week.
The Live Super Robo Channel stream this Tuesday will cover all corners of the SRW universe for fans, featuring news, prizes, festivities for the annivesary year, and more.
First, up, the Super Robot Wars X/Omega News Corner will offer updates on the franchise’s mobile app, including free crystals for viewers. Then the 25th Anniversary Corner will be a retrospective on the last quarter-century of the franchise, featuring special guests.
So far, scheduled to appear are:
— Kenji Akabane (voice actor for Asahi in SRW X/Omega and Koji Kabuto in Shin Mazinger)
— Takanobu Terada (SRW producer)
— Oochi Hiroaki (SRW X/Omega producer)
Other surprise guests are also rumored to be in attendance.
The live stream will start on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 am JST (Monday, December 12 at 5 PM EST).
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