Alright, so the description of this new anime called "Endride" sounds 100% and totally generic:
"Shun Asanaga is a 15-year-old junior high school student with an optimistic and bright personality. One day, he finds a mysterious crystal at the office of his father, a scientist and a businessman. When he touches it, the world becomes distorted, and he is sent into the world of Endra. Emilio, a prince of the kingdom of Endra is nearing his 16th birthday and despises the reigning king Delzain. Since Emilio is now at the age when he can inherit the throne, he takes up a weapon and attempts revenge. However, because Emilio is too weak, he is captured by Delzain and put in prison. When Emilio is in grief, the wall of his cell becomes distorted and Shun appears from there. One, with a goal to return to his own world; another, with a goal to complete his revenge. What future lies ahead for the two boys trying to survive in Endra yet raised in two different worlds?"
Right? Totally generic. But there's a reason I'm still SO EXCITED for this.
Because it is an anime original with a guaranteed two cour, it might actually be good despite sounding very generic. I really, really don't think investors would want to bet on an original anime with no guaranteed following by creators who don't have cult followings, and guarantee it 24 episodes unless they were very confident in the product, you know?
Maybe that's too hopeful of me, but really, it might surprise us!
Comet Lucifer really disappointed me even though it was original (though I'm still looking forward to /more/, so maybe I shouldn't talk this much shit....) but I'm going to be excited for this rather than dread it :P
Currently available staff info:
Director: Keiji Gotou (Kiddy Grade)
Series Composition: Touko Machida (Lucky☆Star)
Original Character Design: Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!: Ankoku no Hakaishin), Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin)
Studio: Brains Base
Shun Asanaga: Kensho Ono (Aldnoah.Zero)
Emilio Langheim: Toshiki Masuda (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo)
Alicia: Karen Miyama (Momo e no Tegami)
Faralion: Ayaka Ohashi (Comet Lucifer)
Demetrio: Hiroki Takahashi (Hunter x Hunter)
Eljuia: Kousuke Toriumi (Yowamushi Pedal)