With North American releases moving right along as well as French releases, the folks at Kaze Deutschland are the next to get on board with the Heavy Object anime series. The distributor is planning for two sets for it that will come out on separate DVD and Blu-ray releases. The first is now scheduled for June 26th, 2017 while the second is for October 23rd, 2017. These two sets will cover the first twelve episodes with the second twelve episodes to be scheduled later.
Funimation simulcast the series in North America during its broadcast run.
Heavy Object was directed by Takashi Watanabe with Chikara Sakura serving as the assistant director and Hiroyuki Yoshino handling the series composition. Character designs were being done by Atsuko Watanabe with animation produced by JC Staff.
The original work began in 2009 and has had nine volumes published so far and the release of the most recent volume this past April. A brief manga run was done back in 2009 that ran for two years and then a second manga adaptation kicked off in 2011 that also ran for two years. Unsurprisingly, a new manga adaptation is in the works.
The series will star Natsuki Hanae as Quenser, Kaito Ishikawa as Heivia, Shizuka Itou as Major Floretia Capistrano and Eri Suzuki as Milinda.
Plot concept: Quenser came to the Alaskan military base to study Objects, the new weapons that have completely revolutionized war as we know it—battles are fought by soldiers controlling Objects far away from harm; however, when he starts to get close to Object pilot Milinda, will he discover the grim truth behind Heavy Objects?
[Source: Heavy Object]