The spring 2019 anime series RobiHachi saw a pickup by Funimation when it landed earlier this year and they handled both the simulcast and the simuldub. The Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has confirmed that they’ll be handling distribution for the show there and have scheduled a Blu-ray-only release on June 17th, 2020. Priced at $64.95, it’ll be a bilingual release that has the full twelve-episode run spread across two discs. Extras include:
- Episode 10 Commentary
- Promo Videos
- Textless Songs
Shinji Takamatsu directed it based on the story from Taiga Umatani. Hiroko Kanasugi handled the concept adaptation and scripts while Yuuko Yahiro worked on the character designs. Studio Comet dealt with the animation for the project.
The Japanese cast includes Kazuya Nakai as Robii Yaaji, Keisuke Koumoto as Hacchi Kita, Daisuke Sakaguchi as JPS-19, Tomokazu Sugita as Yan, Subaru Kimura as Aro, and Shinosuke Tokudome as Gura.
Plot Concept: Set in Neo Tokyo in the year G.C. (Galaxy Century) 0051, which marks a half-century since the first contact was made. Humans have obtained super light-speed navigation technology and formed a commonwealth of planets with aliens. A streak of bad luck is continuing for self-proclaimed freelance reportage writer Robby Yarge, who is around 30 years old. He fails at work, so his contract is cut. His girlfriend leaves him, he nearly dies in a traffic accident, and debt collectors come after him.
One day, a bag snatcher steals Robby’s bag, and a young man helps him. Hatchi Kita, an 18-year-old part-time worker, catches the criminal and returns Robby’s bag. Robby offers him his gratitude and a meal in return. The pair discover they are complete opposites and soon part ways.
However, Hatchi turns up again in Robby’s life as a debt collector. Hatchi explains that it’s his part-time job working for the loan shark Yan. A cat-and-mouse chase begins, and Yan’s Finance president Yan takes his subordinates Aro and Gra along for the ride. Robby manages to elude Hatchi and escape to space while shaking off Yan’s group. Robby thinks of escaping to Isekandar, a distant and legendary planet in the Milky Way that is said to bring happiness to those who go there. Though Robby thought he had escaped to space alone, he discovers Hatchi inside his spaceship. The two decide to travel across the galaxy together in search of Isekandar.