Hero Bank’s Hero Needs So Much Cash He’s Making An Anime

By Eugene . January 13, 2014 . 2:00pm


Kaito Gosho is so flat broke that we guess he’ll do anything to earn a nickel. We now have word that to tie in with the game, there will be an animation for it airing on TV Tokyo starting April, the spring season of anime.


This shouldn’t really be a surprise to anyone, seeing as how the crazy cool opening song and game style seems to lend itself very neatly to a Japanese animation.


For those wondering what this game’s about, Hero Bank stars Kaito Gosho, a plucky young kid who somehow discovers he’s just been saddled with a one billion yen debt. The only way he’s going to earn it back—short of becoming a really lucky gambler like Kaiji—is to enter the world of Hero Bank. A seedy high-tech robot battle ring, where everything you do runs on cash. Wanna block a punch? Pay some cash. Wanna do a special attack? Pay cash. Want a robot of your own? Yeah, you’ll need to pay cash for that too.


But don’t be cheap on the fighting, as you need to ensure the crowd is all worked up in order to earn more cha-ching  modifiers and have them throw more clink-clink into the ring-a-ding-ding. Ok, we’re done with that analogy now.


Hero Bank is slated to be out March 20th this year for the Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Actually, looking at the summary there does make it feel a lot like Kaiji for younger audiences. The artstyle and designs are fun overall, but MC’s hair just bugs me.

    • malek86

      I thought the initial premise sounded like Hayate, but yes, Kaiji fits too. Except there probably won’t be any restricted rock-paper-scissors. In other words, it won’t be as awesome. Awww.

      • There won’t be any of the scary, horrific but cool/fun to watch (in a traumatizing manner) things that happen in Kaiji, sadly. Which is probably for the best though lol,

        I still get the chills over “bloody manicures.”

    • Namuro

      Can’t get any wackier than the guys in Yu-Gi-Oh!; especially the lead character in Zexal, LOL.

      Having said that, I really dig Yugi’s hair, though.

      • I know, right? x’D
        Which I feel like a hypocrite now, because I generally like their hair.

  • Amalaira

    The anime C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control has a very similar plot.

    • Kaetsu

      I advise every one to go see C-Control. It’s an excellent anime and yet not to many people have even seen it.

  • John Diamond

    something here reminds me of gaist crusher

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