Original TV anime features direction by Shinji Takamatsu and animation production by Studio Comet
The Japanese broacast schedule has been revealed for RobiHachi, an upcoming original science fiction comedy TV anime about an unlikely pair of young men who end up traveling together on a road trip across the universe. RobiHachi will broadcast in Japan as follows:
- AbemaTV: every Monday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on April 08, 2019.
- AT-X: every Monday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on April 08, 2019, with repeat broadcasts on Wednesdays at 15:30, Saturdays at 7:30, and Sundays at 26:00.
- BS11: every Monday during the 24:00 time slot beginning on April 08, 2019.
- Tokyo MX: every Monday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on April 08, 2019.
- MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System): every Saturday during the 26:08 time slot beginning on April 13, 2019.
Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for example the 24:30 time slot on Monday evening is actually on Tuesday morning at 12:30 AM JST.
RobiHachi is directed by Shinji Takamatsu and features animation production by Studio Comet.
Set in NEOTOKYO during G.C. 0051, RobiHachi follows the down-and-out life of Robby Yarge, a former freelance reporter turned full time bum after he loses his job, his girlfriend, and then nearly his life in a traffic accident. One day when his bag is snatched by a thief, a young man named Hatchi comes to Robby's rescue. Robby treats Hatchi to a meal in gratitude, but the two men soon discover that Robby's laidback attitude is incompatible with Hatchi's seriousness.
The next day, they meet again when Hatchi - who is working part-time for Yan Finance - is sent to collect on Robby's debt. Instead of paying, Robby makes tracks for Isekandar, a legendary planet that is said to bring happiness to anyone who travels there. After blasting off, Robby realizes that Hatchi has stowed along in his spaceship, so the two men set out on a journey for Isekandar together.
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