|Harmony Unleashed: Crossing Arrows|
|Anime series information|
|Genre:|| Action/Adventure |
|Created by:|| Aaron Montalvo |
|Developed by:||Cross and Arrow Project (Bushiroad x Aniplex x Tatsunoko x Hollowfox Entertainment)|
|Directed by:||Keiichi Sato|
|Story by:|| Akatsuki Yamatoya |
|Written by:||Akatsuki Yamatoya|
|Animation Studio:|| A-1 Pictures |
|Duration of Episodes:||30 minutes|
Harmony Unleashed: Crossing Arrows (ハーモニーアンリーシュド：クロッシングアローズ, Hāmonīanrīshudo: Kurosshinguarōzu) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Aniplex, Bandai Visual, A-1 Pictures and Tatsunoko Production in joint with Hollowfox Entertainment based on the Harmony Unleashed series and the My Little Pony franchise by Hasbro and Aaron Montalvo. The series is directed by Keiichi Satou, written by Akatsuki Yamatoya, character designs by Shingo Adachi, pony designs by Yoshiaki Okumura (which he directed HPCS) music by Yugo Kanno and animation by A-1 Pictures and Tatsunoko Production.
The series is set to air on MBS with a release of early 2015. The series is the second anime in the Harmony Unleashed series to air in other network rather than TV Asahi and TV Tokyo, the first one was PoniFight, which is going to air on Fuji TV.
The series is licensed by Aniplex of America for simulcasts and english dub (hence produced by Hollowfox Entertainment in co-operation with Ocean Productions and Bang Zoom! Entertainment) releases in streaming, television and home video with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, like in Equestrian Trinity, as management for the home video releases.
About the AnimeEdit
Inspired by fanart of the fanfiction "Of a Cross and Arrow" written by Conner Cogwork and a visual for Fate/prototype, Montalvo planned a show similar to Uprising with genderswapped characters. visual designs for the ponies and characters are made by Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online, Galilei Donna, worked on Spirit Brony High) and Yoshiaki Okumura (Monsuno, Element Hunters, worked on the Human Ponidox Continuum Shift media franchise) and animation provided by Tatsunoko and A-1 Pictures, making Adachi its return to A-1. Keiichi Satou (Akibaranger, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary, Tiger & Bunny) is set to direct the anime series and the story editor is set to be Akatsuki Yamatoya (Soul Eater, Gintama).
The anime will take place in an alternate universe when genders were changed, as Ariana (a genderswapped version of Aaron) lives a normal life, until the fate between Equestria and Earth resides when Dusk Shine arrives to Earth alongside his friends. Her life has been turned upside down, but she has no choice but to carry a resistance of her own.
|Character||Japanese Voice Cast|
|Dusk Shine||Yuki Kaji|
|Rainbow Blitz||Nobuyuki Hiyama|
|Bubble Berry||Hiroyuki Yoshino|
|Prince Solaris||Toshiyuki Morikawa|
|Prince Artemis||Ryohei Kimura|
- Main article: Harmony Unleashed: Crossing Arrows/Episodes
The episodes are set to be 20 episodes and it will start airing on MBS sometime in January 2015. Aniplex of America, in co-operation with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Hollowfox Entertainment are set to license the show for an english release both dubbed and subbed, and it will be streaming through Hulu, Crunchyroll, Daisuki and Crackle, and it will have an english dub streaming through AM-Stream and Netflix.