Anime Spotlight - Valvrave the Liberator

by Justin Sevakis, Mar 29th 2013

April, 2013 (Japanese Broadcast)

Key Staff

Director: Ko Matsuo
    (Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Rosen Maiden)
Series Composition: Ichiirou Ohkouchi
    (CODE GEASS: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Guilty Crown)
Original Character Design: Katsura Hoshino
    (D.Gray-man (manga))
Animation Production
SUNRISE






Story

True Calendar (T.C.) 71
A new age where 70% of the human population lives in space thanks to the development of “Dyson Sphere”, a city in space. The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements.

The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintains its peace through economic prosperity. Within the JIOR's Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as “Module 77”—until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion!

But the whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!

Characters

Haruto Tokishima
VA: Ryota Ohsaka
Haruto is a high school sophomore who is a kind young man who hates fighting and attends school at JIOR's Sakimori Academy. He has an interest in Shoko, but can't bring himself to tell her.
L-elf
VA: Ryohei Kimura
L-elf is a 17 year old super agent who belongs to the Dorssian Military's Secret Agency. He has a brilliant mind and excellent combat skills, and he'll do whatever it takes to achieve his goal.
Shoko Sashinami
VA: Asami Seto
Shoko is a sophomore at Sakimori Academy. She's a very bright girl and has lots of friends of both genders. Haruto is her childhood friend. They fight constantly but also get along well.
Saki Rukino
VA: Haruka Tomatsu
Saki is a freshman at Sakimori Academy. She's a popular idol but her career is on hold right now. Since she's cold and hates dealing with other people, she's isolated at school.
Valvrave
A mysterious weapon encased in red and white armor. It emits light from the limbs of its humanoid form and has the power to change the world.

Cast

Haruto Tokishima
Ryota Ohsaka
L-elf
Ryohei Kimura
Shoko Sashinami
Asami Seto
Saki Rukino
Haruka Tomatsu
Kyūma! Inuzuka
Yuki Ono
Aina Sakurai
Kayano Ai
Marie Nobi
Misato Fukuen
Yusuke Otamaya
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Raizo Yamada
Yūichi Nakamura
Satomi Renbokoji
Daisuke Namikawa
Takahi Ninomiya
Minako Kotobuki
Akira
Aoi Yūki
Takumi Kibukawa
Wataru Hatano

Staff

Director
Ko Matsuo
Series Composition
Ichirou Ohkouchi
Original Character Design
Katsura Hoshino
Character Design
Tatsuya Suzuki
Mechanical Design
Makoto Ishiwata(Nitro+)
Naohiro Washio
Kenji Teraoka
Takashi Miyamoto
Takayuki Yanase
Kunio Okawara
Animation Production
SUNRISE
Opening Theme
T.M. Revolution × Nana Mizuki
Ending Theme
angela










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