E3 2008: Bones Brings Exclusive Anime to PSN Video Store. July 15, 2008Posted by Admin in Playstation Network.
July 15, 2008 – In a surprising announcement at E3 2008, Sony Computer Entertainment revealed a partnership with Bones Studios for a TV series called Xam’d: Lost Memories that will be available exclusively in the PlayStation Network. Availability has not yet been announced for Xam’d, but pricing in North America has already been set — users can download episodes for 2.99 for SD video and 3.99 for HD video of episodes.
This is a full-fledge anime series – two seasons of shows for a total of 26 action-packed episodes, all of which can be downloaded to your PlayStation 3 and/or PlayStation Portable game systems. For those who are into anime but don’t recognize studios by name, all you need to know about Bones Studios is that they created such startling shows as Full Metal Alchemist, RahXephon, Eureka Seven, Kurau: Phantom Memory and the movie Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door. These guys are vets of the anime biz and Xam’d is bound to be something to look out for when it begins releasing.
Below is the official story description of Xam’d:
Akiyuki, the main character of the animated series, lives on Sentan Island, a land that has preserved its status as a free and peaceful island in a world consumed by fighting between the Northern and Southern Governments. All of this changes when Akiyuki boards a bus along with a mysterious white-haired girl who transforms his arm with the lost memories and power of Xam’d.
As Xam’d, Akiyuki goes on a rampage and is saved when a foreign girl with red hair named “Nakiami calms him down, taking him back to her postal vessel. Akiyuki now must gain control of his powers and use them against the Northern Government’s latest weapons, known as “Humanforms”. Travelling the world on a postal vessel, Akiyuki hopes to return home one day, but until then he befriends other passengers on the boat.
You can check the series trailer under the E3 section lower left hand corner called Xam’d Lost Memories