Kadokawa made an announcement pertaining to a brand new original anime called RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida (RErideD: Derrida Who Leaps Through Time). The anime is set to be directed by Takuya Satou (Steins;Gate) and will be illustrated by Yoshitoshi ABe (Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze). Geek Toys will be the studio responsible for producing the anime. While there is no release date announced, it has been stated that the anime will air this year. With the Spring lineup already finalized, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume this will either air in July or October. This original anime was originally teased by Kadokawa last year under the name Project D.
The website for RErideD explains the story as follows:
The year is 2050. A young engineer named Derrida Yvain became famous thanks to his contribution to the development of the “Autonomous Machine DZ” at Rebuild, the manufacturing company founded by his father. One day, Derrida and his colleague Nathan discover a flaw in the DZs and try to warn their boss, but are ignored. Although Derrida and Nathan are aware of the danger, they reluctantly decide to put off taking any measures, and instead go to Nathan’s daughter Mage’s birthday party. The next day, after enjoying a peaceful day, Derrida and Nathan are suddenly attacked by unknown forces. At the end of the escape, Derrida falls into a cold sleep machine and 10 years later, he wakes up to a devastated world in the middle of a war. While Derrida is attacked by a group of out of control DZs, he almost gives up, but he recall’s Nathan’s last words.
“Take care of Mage.”
Despite the harsh fate that has fallen upon him, Derrida sets off to seek Mage.
Beyond the time, we reunite — this is the story of a journey for hope.
A key visual, as well as a promotional video, have been released for the show.
RErideD Key Visiual