Set in Minamisōma, Rescue Academia will follow a group of young teenagers as they study to become rescue workers with the help of unique rescue robots. Animator / mechanical designer Toru Yoshida is attach to the project, as are voice actors Yui Makino and Taku Yashiro. Rescue Academia aims to begin broadcasting in 2018.
- Studio: Fukushima Gainax
- Genre: TBA
- Premiere Date: 2018 or 2019
The story will be set in the city of Minamisouma in Fukushima prefecture, and will center around a down-and-out protagonist who gets to know a robot while working rescue efforts. It will depict the friendship and growth of a group of children alongside the robot. Local traditional crafts such as Ouborisoumayaki pottery will appear in the story. Fukushima Gainax is producing the anime to promote Fukushima's "Innovation Coast" initiative that aims to revive industry and tour.
Summary: A promotional anime set in the town of Minamisōma in Fukushima Prefecture.
The anime is currently in production, and is slated to be finished in 2018. The project is aiming for television broadcast. Asao hopes that, through the anime, a lot of people will head to Minamisōma.