At their Anime Expo 2015 panel today, FUNimation announced that the manga series Dimension W from Yuji Iwahara has been given the green light for an anime adaptation. FUNimation is able to announce this as they’re on the production committee for it. There’s little in the way of details at the moment, but they did a world premiere clip from it as well. The announcement comes before even the Japanese fans are aware of it.
The manga began in 2011 as serialized in Young Gangan. More details are expected to come soon.
Plot concept: In the future, Nikola Tesla’s dream of a ‘World System’ of electricity is realized. Cords and batteries are a thing of the past, and now people can directly draw energy using devices known as ‘coils.’ Some people, however, modify these coils for destructive purposes. Mabuchi Kyoma, a man who lives in ruins and has a passion for ‘vintage’ gas-powered cars, has good reason to know what damage these coils can do. He takes on assignments from a large woman known as Marie, recovering illegal coils in exchange for cash and gasoline.
One day, he goes out on one of his usual missions, to retrieve illegal coils from two criminal brothers, Jony and Every Won. When he gets to their gang’s hideout, however, there is another stranger there: a mysterious, cloaked captive that appears to be a young lady. Who is she and will this meeting change Kyoma’s life?
Take a look at some of the manga covers/promo material from Japan and overseas.