The entire “Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road” media franchise was supposed to start back in 2003 as a collaboration between companies Gainax, Takara and Broccoli. Everything changed when the story creator by the name of Sunao Yoshida passed away and a number of staff members involved with the project departed. Ten years later, the media project gained new life when Bushiroad revealed a 3-hour special anime, a collaboration between their company, Bandai Visual, Nitroplus and Kinema Citrus. The first television ad for “Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road” was released, introducing the main cast and showcasing their voice actors. The Masayuki Sakoi directed anime will be produced at Kinema Citrus and Orange studios, with the story written by Norimitsu Kaihō.