Anime Spotlight: Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere 2

by Justin Sevakis, Jun 26th 2012

July, 2012 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director - Manabu Ono
    (A-Channel, Saki)
Series Structure - Tatsuhiko Urahata
    (Fighting Spirit, Monster)
Animation Production
SUNRISE






Introduction

Even if you resist, I shall still be certain to come steal you away……!

Story

In the distant future, people have created a history book called “Testament” and follow its contents to reproduce the events in history. After retrieving Horizon from the Testament Union following the Mikawa Uprising, Tori and the others seek out the Armor of Deadly Sins, Horizon's emotions, and head for their next destination, the floating isle, England, on board their flying city-warship, Musashi. However, Tres España is also beginning to sail for the Battle of the Armada.

A new battle awaits for Tori and the others in England, the land ruled by the Fairy Queen!

Characters

Tori Aoi
VA: Jun Fukuyama
Tori is the Head of Musashi Ariadust Academy's Supreme Federation and President of the student council. His athletics and grades are average, and he's both self and publicly recognized as an incompetent leader. However, because he doesn't know the meaning of depressed and has an incredibly cheerful attitude, he's very respected nonetheless. He knows a lot of strip jokes, and often plays the fool.
Horizon Ariadust
VA: Minori Chihara
Viceroy and 3rd student of Musashi Ariadust Academy. She used to be a waitress at Blue Thunder, and she is the legitimate child of Motonobu Matsudaira. She is also Tori's childhood friend. 10 years ago she died in accident, but last year she reappeared on Musashi without her memories as the automaton P-01s, and worked part-time at Blue Thunder under the care of the store's owner. Her emotions were turned in to the Armors of Deadly Sins by her real father's scheme, and her own soul bears the Armor of Deadly Sin that governs envy, Oros Phthonos. By reclaiming the Armors of Deadly Sins belonging to other nations, she will be able to regain the emotions that they govern. She is not very sociable, and has a sharp tongue. Her retorts towards Tori are especially harsh.
Masazumi Honda
VA: Miyuki Sawashiro
Vice President of the student council. She's very serious, skilled in debate, and aiming to become a politician. In the past she underwent gender reassignment surgery in order to succeed the family name, but certain circumstances forced her to stop the process part way. Her lack of breasts is a result of the surgery, but Tori treats her as a girl with tiny boobs.
Toussaint Neshinbara
VA: Mutsumi Tamura
Secretary for the student council. She has a dry personality and often faces the goofing off around her with a cold attitude, but she's also a romanticist who loves history and hopes to be a writer. When the nations come to war, she is in charge of drafting and commanding their strategies.
Shirojiro Bertoni
VA: Takehito Koyasu
Accountant for the student council. He is a merchant working at the center of Musashi's business association, and has a contract with the god of commerce. He's also what one would call a miser—always using whether or not he stands to profit as the basis of his decisions in everything.

Cast

Tori Aoi
Jun Fukuyama
Horizon Ariadust
Minori Chihara
Masazumi Honda
Miyuki Sawashiro
Toussaint Neshinbara
Mutsumi Tamura
Shirojiro Bertoni
Takehito Koyasu

Staff

Original Story
Minoru Kawakami
(GENESIS Series “Kyokaisenjo no Horizon”
by ASCII MEDIA WORKS' Dengeki Bunko)
Original Character Design
Satoyasu (TENKY)
Director
Manabu Ono
Series Structure
Tatsuhiko Urahata
Character Design
Animation Director
Tomoyuki Fujii
Character Designs
Shinya Nishizawa
Yukiko Aikei
Kanta Suzuki
Mechanical Designs
Hiroyuki Taiga
Takumi Sakura
Tomohiro Kawahara
Set Designs
Tomoyuki Aoki
Kenichi Morioka
Yukie Inose
Takashi Miyamoto
Prop Designs
Satoshi Kimura
Assistant Director
Yasuhiro Tanabe
Director of Special Effects
Tomohiro Kawahara
Art Director
Kazuo Nagai
CG Producer
Hiroaki Matsuura
Director of Photography
Tadashi Kitaoka
Color Coordinator
Sayoko Yokoyama
Sound Director
Yota Tsuruoka
Music
Tatsuya Kato
Music Production
Lantis
Editor
Daisuke Imai
Animation Production
SUNRISE
Production
HORIZON COMMITTEE

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