Streaming giant Crunchyroll announced on May 10, 2023, that they have acquired the latest Korean animation superhero series ‘Bastions,’ which is produced by Thymos Media.
Bastions revolves around a group of rookie superheroes in a world where superheroes compete for popularity.
The five-part series will start airing worldwide on May 13, 2023, every Saturday, excluding territories such as China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea.
The series features several K-pop original songs, including the theme song by BTS. This will be the first project by BTS as a group since the release of their anthology album “Proof” in June 2022.
“BTS is expected to provide an overwhelming sense of immersion to the emotions and action scenes of the series by singing the theme song in perfect harmony,” Thymos Media said.
K-pop girl group Le Sserafim and singers Heize and AleXa will also be providing soundtracks for the animation.
Asa Suehira, Crunchyroll’s Chief Content Officer commented that “Crunchyroll has an extraordinary opportunity to introduce fans to more animation styles from Asia, and this exciting new series from Korea does just that. And having the music of so many K-pop stars really broadens the appeal of BASTIONS”.
Crunchyroll describes the plot of Bastions as:
These unconventional heroes are gearing up to prevent disaster! In a world where superpowers are the norm, a group of beloved idols work together to keep society safe. But they’re about to face a new enemy: Wash Green. This megacorporation may call itself eco-friendly, but it’s really the leader in environmental pollution. Can Bastions persevere and save the planet?
Source: Press Release