Anime Spotlight - The Lost Village

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins April 2016 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
(Another, Big Windup!, Blood-C, Girls und Panzer, Prison School, Shirobako, xxxHOLiC)
Series Composition: Mari Okada
(anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, The Anthem of the Heart, Black Butler, Aquarion Evol, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans)






Story

The day I became Me―

Curiosity compels 30 young men and women to sign up for a suspicious bus tour. Their destination is “Nanakimura Village” – a phantom village that may or may not really exist. According to urban legend, residents of this village live a utopian life, freed from the struggles of the material world. Some are disillusioned with society, some want to escape boredom, some seek a new start in life… 30 passengers, each harboring personal hopes and emotional wounds, board a bus that takes them deep into the mountains… Their destination is a deserted, decrepit village with only a faint, lingering scent of life…

30 people discover the truth about “Nanakimura Village.” You won't want to miss a single episode! Mystery is layered upon mystery in this thrilling tale featuring a unique portrayal of human relationships and conflicted emotions, set in an isolated village. A new genre of anime begins now!

Characters

Mitsumune
VA:Koudai Sakai
Age:16
Occupation: student

Personality: Has good grades but doesn't brag about it. A boy that is quiet and easily believes in others.

Masaki
VA:Yuuka Aisaka
Age: 17
Occupation: student

Personality: Has slight tendencies to be a bit aloof, but is honest, bright, and straightforward.

Hayato
VA:Taku Yashiro
Age: 16
Occupation: student

Personality: A boy with flawless academics and good looks. One who understands Mitsumune.

Koharun
VA: Kaoru Sakura
Age: 24
Occupation: grad school student

Personality: Researching Nanakimura Village in her university lab.

Valkana
VA:Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Age: 25
Occupation: programmer

Personality: There was an information leak incident at the company he was contracted with, and he was blamed for all of the responsibility for the incident.

Rion
VA:Hiromi Igarashi
Age: 14
Occupation: student

Personality: A girl that has a talent(?) that can "see people who are about to die".

Cast

Mitsumune
Koudai Sakai
Masaki
Yuuka Aisaka
Hayato
Taku Yashiro
Koharun
Kaoru Sakura
Valkana
Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Rion
Hiromi Igarashi

Staff

Original story
diomedea, Pony Canyon
Director
Tsutomu Mizushima
Series Composition
Mari Okada
Character Design
Naomi Ide
Sound Director
Tsutomu Mizushima
Music
Masaru Yokoyama
Ending Theme Artist
Rina Katahira
Animation Production
diomedea

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