The new season of Mashin Eiyūden Wataru Shichi Tamashii no Ryūjinmaru (Seven-Souled Ryūjinmaru) anime will stream on Bandai Spirits’ official YouTube channel for free in spring 2020. The series is Sunrise and Bandai Spirits’ Tamashii Nations toy brand’s Mashin Eiyūden Wataru franchise new project.
Hunter X Hunter ‘s Hiroshi Koujina will direct the anime series with characters design from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood’s Momoko Makiuchi. Studio Live is producing the animation. Astrays will design the mechanical. Shigemi Ikeda and Yukiko Maruyama (My Hero Academia, One-Punch Man) will serve as the series art directors. Sadayoshi Fujino (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin) is the sound director.
The project’s story follows series protagonist Wataru, who goes to the world Sōkaizan in response to a call about an incident there. An evil presence shrouds the area, and the robot Ryūjinmaru’s power has been sealed. Together with his friends Shibaraku, Toraō, and Himiko, Wataru begins a new journey.
Mashin Eiyūden Wataru original anime series first season aired in 1988. The second season “Mashin Eiyūden Wataru 2” premiered in 1990. The show received three OVA (original video anime) released between 1989 and 1993. The 3rd season “The Chō Mashin Eiyūden Wataru” aired in 1997.