Anime Spotlight - Sunday Without God

by Justin Sevakis, Jul 6th 2013

July, 2013 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director: Yuji Kumasawa
    (The Ambition of Oda Nobuna)
Series Composition: Tomoko Konparu
    (Chi's Sweet Home, Kimi ni Todoke, NANA)
Music: Hiromi Mizutani
    (Hell Girl, Toriko, The Wallflower)
Animation Production
Madhouse






Story

God began creating the world on Monday, and on Sunday he abandoned it.

15 years ago, when God abandoned the world, people ceased to be born and to die.

Ai is a 12 year old girl who inherited her departed mother's job of “grave keeper,” whose work is to grant peace to the dead who cannot die. She lived a quiet life with her kind adoptive parents and the other villagers, but one day, a young boy calling himself “Hampnie Hambart”, a man-eating toy, appeared in the village with a gun in his hands, forcing Ai to witness how cruel reality can be…

Characters

Ai
VA: Aki Toyosaki
A grave keeper who helps the dead find peace, and a 12 year old little girl. Her mother was a grave keeper, and her father was human, making her half-grave keeper. She's a bright and honest girl, but she can also be stubborn.
Hampnie Hambart
VA: Daisuke Namikawa
An immortal boy who hunts the dead. He can reset the wounds on his body by dying. His incredible good looks and the way he mercilessly destroys the dead earned him the name “Man-eating toy” and the dead fear him. He seems to be looking for a girl called “Alpha.”
Julie Sakuma Dolievich
VA: Keiji Fujiwara
Hampnie's classmate and his former best friend. After his wife joined the dead and got destroyed by Hampnie, he lost his daughter as well. He was in the middle of pursuing Hampnie to exact his revenge when he encounters Hampnie and Ai. Normally he's a caring and softhearted person.

Scar
VA: Mamiko Noto
A grave keeper who Ai and Hampnie met. She's called “Scar” due to the scar running from her right brow to her eyelid. Before that she was also called “Murder” and “Grim Reaper”. Unlike Ai, she controls herself as “a person of perfect virtue” and has no emotions.

Kiriko Zubreska
VA: Tetsuya Kakihara
A young boy from Ortus who meets Ai and Hampnie on their journey. He's apprenticing at the office. He's one of Princess Ulla's retainers, and serves as both her friend and teacher. He seems to know Ulla's secret, but keeps that knowledge hidden from her notice.

Ulla Eulius Hecmatika
VA: Mikako Komatsu
Princess of Ortus, the city where a million dead live. She's a dignified princess with ebony hair and pure white skin, but she also wears a leather gag and blindfold. They say she wears it to protect her noble personage from the voices and eyes of the average people, but…

Alis Color
VA: Kouki Uchiyama
A slightly delinquent boy Ai met at Gora Academy. He also possesses a unique skill, “Buzzer Beater”, allowing him to hit any target he aims for.

Dee Enjy Stratmis
VA: Eri Kitamura
A student at Gora Academy like Alis. She has no real form, is capable of appearing anywhere at any time, controlling people's hearts, and she's granted the wishes of many as a result. She's known as “Whisper” or “The Witch of the West”.

Alpha
VA: Rina Sato
She's a woman with very strong emotions and she's a big eater. She's bright and honest, but also stubborn.

Yoki & Anna
VA: Hirofumi Nojima & Akeno Watanabe
A kind married couple who took in Ai after she lost her mother, and raised her like their own child. Yoki has a different aura from the other villagers, and Anna always has a smell of strong perfume.
One of the villagers who cared for Ai. He's destroyed by Hampnie right before Ai's very eyes.

Cast

Ai
Aki Toyosaki
Hampnie Hambart
Daisuke Namikawa
Alpha
Rina Sato
Scar
Mamiko Noto
Julie Sakuma Dolievich
Keiji Fujiwara
Kiriko Zubreska
Tetsuya Kakihara
Ulla Eulius Hecmatika
Mikako Komatsu
Alis Color
Kouki Uchiyama
Dee Enjy Stratmis
Eri Kitamura
Yoki
Hirofumi Nojima
Anna
Akeno Watanabe
Yuto
Eiji Maruyama
Hikotsu
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Classmates at Gora Academy
Tanya Swedgewood
Asami Imai
Volrath Fahren
Sayuri Hara
Mimiita Gedenburg
Memepo Gedenburg
Ai Kakuma
Run Sagittarius
Minami Takahashi

Staff

Original Creator
Kimihito Irie
(Fantasia Bunko/Kadokawa Bunko)
Original Character Design
Shino
Director
Yuji Kumasawa
Series Composition
Tomoko Konparu
Character Design
Shinichi Miyamae
Art Director
Junko Shimizu
Sound Director
Satoshi Motoyama
Music
Hiromi Mizutani
Music Production
Starchild Records
Animation Production
Madhouse















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