Promotional image of the Buddy Complex anime.
|Genre||Action, Mecha, Science fiction|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Yasuhiro Tanabe|
|Written by||BC project|
|Music by||Tatsuya Kato|
|Network||Tokyo MX, TVA, ytv, BS11|
|Original run||January 5, 2014 – ongoing|
|Published by||ASCII Media Works|
|Original run||January 27, 2014 – ongoing|
Buddy Complex (バディ・コンプレックス Badi Konpurekkusu?) is a Japanese mecha anime television series produced by Sunrise. It began airing from January 5, 2014. The first episode was pre-aired on December 29, 2013. A manga adaptation began serialization in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Daioh from January 27, 2014.
- Aoba Watase (渡瀬 青葉 Watase Aoba?)
- Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- The main protagonist. He is an ordinary Japanese high school student from 2014 who got transported into the year 2088 and now fights for the Free Pact Alliance. He is the pilot of the Luxon. He was surprised to see Hina as the Zogilia pilot with no memories of him from the past and even tries to kill him when he offered his hand to her to come into Luxon's cockpit.
- Dio Junyou Weinberg (隼鷹・ディオ・ウェインバーグ Jun'yō Dio Weinbāgu?)
- Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama
- An ace pilot for the Free Pact Alliance. He is the pilot of the Braydon. He usually looks down on Aoba.
- Hina Yumihara (弓原 雛 Yumihara Hina?)/ Hina Ryazan (ヒナ・リャザン Hina Ryazan?)
- Voiced by: Saori Hayami
- Aoba's classmate, but actually a mecha pilot from the future who has a mission to protect him from opposing mecha from same future with her who wants to kill him. She sent Aoba into the future, where she had not yet met Aoba and served as a pilot of Zogilia Republic, enemy of the Free Pact Alliance. She is the pilot of Fortuna.
Free Pact Alliance
The Free Pact Alliance, formally called the Confederate Treaty of Liberty Alliance, is a long-standing alliance between Japan and North American and Western European countries to counter the advance of the Zogilia Republic.
Crew of the Cygnus
- Gengo Kuramitsu (倉光 源吾 Kuramitsu Gengo?)
- Voiced by: Shō Hayami
- Captain of the Cygnus.
- Lene Kleinbeck (レーネ・クラインベック Rēne Kurainbekku?)
- Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura
- Vice-captain of the Cygnus.
- Lee Conrad (リー・コンラッド Rii Konraddo?)
- Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita
- Captain of the Cygnus' valiancer unit. Pilot of Beryl Commander.
- Jarl Duran (ヤール・ドゥラン Yāru Duran?)
- Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Member of the Cygnus' valiancer unit. Pilot of Beryl Assault.
- Fromm Vantarhei (フロム・ヴァンタレイ Furomu Vuantarei?)
- Voiced by: Yūki Kaji
- New member of the Cygnus' valiancer unit. Pilot of Beryl Explorer.
- Elvira Hill (エルヴィラ・ヒル Eruvira Hiru?)
- Voiced by: Rina Satō
- In charge of the coupling system.
- Mayuka Nasu (奈須 まゆか Nasu Mayuka?)
- Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa
- Elvira Hill's aid.
- Anessa Rossetti (アネッサ・ロセッティ Anessa Rosetti?)
- Voiced by: Marina Inoue
- Operator in charge of controlling Cygnus' valiancer unit.
- Tusais Framboise (チュセ・フランボワ Chuse Furanbowa?)
- Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura
- Garcian Bass (ガルシアン・バース Garushian Bāsu?)
- Voiced by: Arthur Lounsbery
- Soeharto (スハルト Suharuto?)
- Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita
- Saburota Ogisaka (荻坂 三郎太 Ogisaka Saburōta?)
- Voiced by: Minoru Shiraishi
- Responsible of the Cygnus' engines management.
- Don Naher (ドン・ナッハー Don Nahhā?)
- Voiced by: Nobuyuki Kobushi
- Mechanist on the Cygnus.
- Sadamichi Junyou (隼鷹 貞道 Jun'yō Sadamichi?)
- Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka
- Fiona Junyou Weinberg (隼鷹・フィオナ・ウェインバーグ Jun'yō Fiona Weinbāgu?)
- Voiced by: Aoi Yūki
- Richardson (リチャードソン Richādoson?)
- Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka
- Alessandro Fermi (アレッサンドロ・フェルミ Aressandoro Ferumi?)
- Voiced by: Ryūsuke Ōbayashi
The Zogilia Republic is a small nation that quickly grew into a superpower by conquering neighboring countries and expanding its territory along mainland Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Scandinavia.
Alfried Gallant's Crew
- Alfried Gallant (アルフリード・ガラント Arufuriido Garanto?)
- Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa
- Bizon Gerafil (ビゾン・ジェラフィル Bizon Jerafiru?)
- Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
- Tarjim Vasily (タルジム・ヴァシリー Tarujimu Vashirii?)
- Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki
- Lasha Hakkarainen (ラーシャ・ハッカライネン Rāsha Hakkarainen?)
- Voiced by: Mutsumi Tamura
- Margaret O'Keefe (マルガレタ・オキーフ Marugareta Okiifu?)
- Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama
- Sirojanko (シロヤンコ Shiroyanko?)
- Voiced by: Kazuaki Ito
- Wilhelm Hahn (ヴィルヘルム・ハーン Vuiruherumu Hān?)
- Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
- Dorzhiev (ドルジエフ Dorujiefu?)
- Voiced by: Hiroshi Tsuchida
- Viktor Ryazan (ヴィクトル・リャザン Vuikutoru Ryazan?)
- Voiced by: Yōsuke Akimoto
Sunrise filed for a trademark on the use of the words "Buddy Complex" in a logo on October 1, 2013. Despite making the trademark for a host of media items, the company had yet to announce any plans for the project. This changed on December 1, 2013 when the company unveiled a website in an announcement that they were developing the "traditional robot action" series, Buddy Complex.
The anime series is produced by Sunrise. It is an original creation of Hajime Yatate and is directed by Yasuhiro Tanabe, with series composition by BC Project. The series features character designs by Asako Inayoshi and Tomoshige Inayoshi and music by Tatsuya Katou. The first episode received an advanced pre-broadcast on Tokyo MX on December 29, 2013. Following episodes premiered on Tokyo MX on January 5, 2014 with later airings on YTV, TVA, BS11 and Bandai Channel. The opening theme is "Unisonia" by True while the ending theme is "Ano Sora ni Kaeru Mirai de" by ChouCho. Funimation will stream the series on their video website, beginning on January 6. Daisuki will stream the episodes worldwide on their Website as well as on their official YouTube Channel.
- "Sunrise Trademarks 'Buddy Complex' With Logo". Anime News Network. October 30, 2013. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
- "Sunrise Makes January Robot TV Anime Buddy Complex". Anime News Network. December 1, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- "サンライズが贈る新ロボットアニメプロジェクト『バディ・コンプレックス』が1月始動！ 電撃大王＆電撃マ王でコミカライズも" (in Japanese). Dengeki Online. December 1, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- "バディ・コンプレックス アニメ公式サイト 放送情報" (in Japanese). Sunrise. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
- "Funimation to Stream Buddy Complex, No-Rin, Nobunagun Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 January 2014.
- "New shows on DAISUKI.net: 'Buddy Complex' (worldwide), 'World Conquest Zvezda Plot' and 'Nisekoi'".