Trailer for “the Middle East’s first anime” Torkaizer Released

Alter Ego, the Abu Dhabi-based production company, has released a trailer for what it’s calling “the Middle East’s first anime.” Torkaizer is an action and mecha anime set in Tokyo. While it’s great to see other countries getting involved in the anime genre, it would be good to see the company take a different route than making Tokyo a battleground for giant robots – perhaps something more relevant to middle eastern culture.

The story follows Ahmed, a normal Emirati young man, who finds himself in a life-and-death situation while on vacation as an alien invasion hits Tokyo.

The trailer was originally shown at Dubai’s Middle East Film & Comic Con.