Audio drama Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Sound CinemaStudio LantisReleased 10 October 2005 - 25 January 2006Episodes 3
Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation (スーパーロボット大戦ORIGINAL GENERATION THE ANIMATION Sūpā Robotto Taisen Orijinaru Jenerēshon Za Animēshon?) is a 3-episode OVA that takes place after the events of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, a Game Boy Advance game featuring only original characters and mechs created by Banpresto for the Super Robot Wars franchise.
Set after Original Generation 2, an unknown fleet of enemy mechs called Bartolls suddenly attacks the populace of Earth, destroying all opposition, with millions of citizens instantly vanishing during the raids. ATX Team members Kyosuke, Excellen, and Bullet, along with Ryusei, Rai, and Aya of the SRX Team are sent to investigate, before the situation turns deadlier.
The anime OVA is made up of 3 episodes. Episode 1 titled "Swarm of the Bartoll" was released on 27 May 2005. Episode 2 titled "People = Parts" was released on 26 August 2005 and the 3rd final episode "Prisoner of the Maze" was released on 23 December 2005.
Along with the release of the 3-episode OVA, Banpresto also produced a three-volume series of audio drama CDs entitled Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Sound Cinema (スーパーロボット大戦 ORIGINAL GENERATION THE SOUND CINEMA?). Besides short omake segments, the Sound Cinemas introduced a new sub-plot to the anime. Featured within this side-story were mecha, such as the Astelion AX and the Mironga.
In the PlayStation 2 sequel to the Original Generation remake Original Generations, Original Generation Gaiden, deals with the events of the OVA, with new content and some taken from the Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Sound Cinema drama CD.
- Director: Kawagoe Jun
- Supervisor: Terada Takanobu
- Planning: Kawashiro Kazumi, Yamaura Yasuhiko
- Screenplay: Nishizono Satoru
- Original Character Design: Kouno Sachiko
- Original Mecha Design: Kazutaka Miyatake, Hajime Katoki, Saitou Kazue, Hitoshi Kamemaru, Hiroshi Ando, Junichi Moriya
- Character Design and Character Animation: Tanaka Ryou
- Mecha Design and Mecha Animation: Saiki Yasuhiro
- Music: Saitou Tsuneyoshi
- Sound Director: Nakano Tooru
- Original Work: Banpresto
- Production: Brain's Base
- Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Official Website (Japanese)
- Official Bandai Visual Website (Japanese)