News Jormungand Action TV Anime's TV Ad Aired
posted on 2012-03-21 18:15 EDT
A 15-second commercial for the Jormungand television anime series began airing in Japan on Wednesday.
Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Katanagatari, School Days) is directing the anime at the studio WHITE FOX. Mobile Suit Gundam 00's Yousuke Kuroda is overseeing and writing the series scripts, and Gurren Lagann's Taku Iwasaki is composing the music. Kazuhisa Nakamura, an animation director on Katanagatari and Steins;Gate, is designing the characters.
Shizuka Itou (Hayate the Combat Butler's Hinagiku Katsura) stars as Koko Hekmatyar, a female arms dealer. Mutsumi Tamura (Kill Me Baby's Sonya) plays Jonah, a former child soldier who joins Koko's mercenary unit. Rounding out the main cast are Sayaka Ohara as the knife-wielding Valmet and Unshou Ishizuka as the mercenary leader Lehm. Mami Kawada and Nagi Yanagi are singing the opening and ending theme songs, respectively.
Keitarō Takahashi's original action manga began in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday GX magazine in 2006, and it ended in the February 2012 issue on January 19. Viz Media began releasing Jormungand in North America in 2009, and the company's English edition of the eighth compiled book shipped on January 10.
The first series will premiere on April 10, and the second season will premiere in October to finish the entire 11-volume story from the manga.