Captain Earth will be Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Eureka 7, Darker Than Black) newest Mech anime. The team behind Star Driver will be working on it, which includes director Takuya Igarashi, (Soul Eater, Star Driver) script writer and series composition being done by Yoji Enokido (Star Driver, Redline) and music composed by the incredibly talented Satoru Kosaki. (Monogatari series, Star Driver, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Star Driver was a very, very enjoyable series that didn’t take itself seriously and featured great characters and fantastic animation. Captain Earth is going to be the spiritual successor of the series, so fans of Star Driver should definitely look into it when it premieres this April.
You can watch the official trailer here.
"One night right before summer vacation, Daichi Manatsu, a second-year in high school, sees a weird round rainbow floating in the sky above Seed Island (Shuushi/Tane Island) and ventures there alone. He has seen this rainbow before. With the memories of his father’s mysterious death and an encounter of a mysterious boy and girl, Daiji arrives on the island while the alarm of a building labeled "Earth Engine" is going off. Someone asks him "Are you a captain?" just as robotic intruders from Uranus called "Kiltgang" arrive. The battle around the shining stars is about to begin."