Similar to series like “Mobile Suit Gundam,” “Kyoukai Senki” is a military science fiction story. This means that unlike other mecha anime like “Gurren Lagann”, “Kyoukai Senki” will be much more invested in serious topics like war and politics. The show takes place in Japan in the year 2061. At this time, Japan is in deep water. The country is currently controlled and repressed by four trade organizations (via My anime list). At one point, however, a youth named Amo Shiiba gets his hands on a mecha known as an AMAIM war machine (do not ask us what it stands for) and goes on a mission with his AI friend Gai to liberate Japan again.
Of course, it would not be a good mecha anime if the main character did not have a rival. Although he is also on the side of Japan’s opposition, teenager Geshin Tezuka is fighting for a much darker cause. Hellbent in revenge, Tezuka throws himself into the conflict to find the people who killed his father and bring them to justice. More will surely unfold as these two young warriors fight for glory.