To Be Hero X represents a co-production between Aniplex and Chinese streaming giant Bilibili. Anime debuts brand new trailer and visuals ahead of release date TBA.
The trailer showcases the main character, X, in 3D, highlighting the anime’s ability to change its art style with a single click. Fans may remember fellow Chinese work The Daily Life of The Immortal King Part 2, and Bilibili was similarly experimenting with this effect. The new trailer for To Be Hero ashes… I will redefine heroes.” The official post of X (formerly Twitter) left the words: “Everyone is normal, and because of that – anyone can become a hero.”
New anime fans may not be familiar with X’s alternate form, which debuted in a six-minute trailer at Anime Japan 2023 in March. In the trailer, a gentle-looking man wears glasses and long hair. Black protects a dog with inexplicable strength. The conversion between 2D and 3D is the result of animation studio BeDream (Link Click). Famous composer Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, 86 -EIGHTY SIX-, Blue Exorcist, The Seven Deadly Six) will compose the main theme.
To Be Hero X continues director Haolin’s trend of writing and directing original anime. Before Link Click’s well-received second season, he developed the To Be Hero X prequel series, To Be Hero, and its successor, To Be Heroine.
Bilibili’s ongoing partnership with Japanese anime is expected to grow in the coming years after agreeing a deal with Fuji TV. As reported by Oricon, the partnership will see both parties “stream each other’s content,” “collaborate on production using their respective IPs,” and “grow the business of them in a three-way way, including the joint development of new IP.”
A synopsis for To Be Hero The world’s greatest hero begins. If X defends his crown again, he will break the world.” all-time record for Heroic Faith Points.”
Source: X (formerly Twitter), Oricon