Gaist Gear On!
The story takes place Twenty Minutes into the Future
. A new crystalline energy source has been discovered, but with it comes a breed of rampaging monsters: The Gaist. By using the materials that the crystals are made of, the government has developed Powered Armor
that allows people to stand a fighting chance against these monstrosities. These soldiers have aptly been named Gaist Crushers.
Enter Recka. No, not that
Recca. He's an average middle schooler
who definitely would love to become a Gaist Crusher, but isn't qualified to take the exam. However, he happens to be in the right place at the right time during a Gaist attack, and is forced to don the Gaist Crusher armor in order to defend his friends. While he does return the armor,the Gaist Crusher Garrison,or GCG, the organization in charge of the Gaist Crushers, quickly recruits him to become a full fledged Gaist Crusher.
An anime by Studio Pierrot
began airing in the Fall 2013 anime season, written by Reiko Yoshida, better known as the person who was the head writer of Digimon Adventure
. An action RPG of the same name was later released in December 5,2013,along with merchandise,some of which are 'Gai-metal' that can be used in the game. Two manga series were released:the main adaptation of the anime,and Gaist Crusher First,a prequel to the main story that focuses on Rock Volcan's earlier years. A sequel,called Gaist Crusher God
was announced and sets to be released on September 4,2014. You can see the trailer here