News Funimation Streams Code:Breaker, Kamisama Kiss, Jormungand, Psycho-Pass, Robotics;Notes, Oniai
posted on 2012-10-09 12:11 EDT
North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Tuesday that it will stream the following six television anime series: Code:Breaker, Kamisama Kiss, Jormungand Perfect Order, Psycho-Pass, Robotics;Notes, and OniAi.
Code:Breaker will premiere on October 10 at 11:00 a.m EDT, Kamisama Kiss will premiere on October 10 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, Jormungand Perfect Order will premiere on October 11 at 11:30 a.m. EDT, Psycho-Pass will premiere on October 11 at 12:45 p.m. EDT, Robotics;Notes will premiere on October 12 at 12:15 p.m. EDT, and OniAi will premiere on October 12 at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Funimation's website.
The Code:Breaker "dark hero" television anime series adapts Akimine Kamijyō's (Samurai Deeper Kyo) manga. Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kurau: Phantom Memory) is directing the series at the studio Kinema Citrus. Yukie Akiya will serve as the character designer and chief animation director, and Masayuki Sakoi will serve as the assistant director. The series stars Nobuhiko Okamoto, Subaru Kimura, Yōko Hikasa, Kenichi Suzumura, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Mitsuki Saiga, and Shinichiro Miki.
Kamisama Hajimemashita (Kamisama Kiss) adapts Julietta Suzuki's original shōjo manga. The series follows Nanami (voiced by Suzuko Mimori), a girl who finds herself homeless after her father leaves. She comes to the home of a man (Akira Ishida) who offers to let her stay over — only to discover it is a Shinto shrine. The man happened to be a deity who has just transferred his status and his yōkai to Nanami. Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket, Kodocha, Now and Then, Here and There) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan, Lupin III). Junko Yamanaka (Detective Conan, KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple) is designing the characters. Suzuki launched the manga in Hana to Yume in 2008, and Hakusensha published the 12th volume in Japan in April. Viz Media will publish the 11th volume (under the name Kamisama Kiss) in North America in November.
Jormungand Perfect Order is the second season adaptation of Keitarō Takahashi's original manga about a female arms dealer and her accomplices. The original manga ended this year, and Viz Media will publish the 10th of its 11 volumes in North America next January. The first anime season aired earlier this year, and Funimation streamed the first season as it aired, and the company has also acquired home video rights to the first season.
Psycho-Pass takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" in the anime's title refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kōgami (Tomokazu Seki) who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.
The series stars Seki (Card Captor Sakura's Touya, Fate/Zero's Gilgamesh) as Shinya Kōgami and Kana Hanazawa (Kobato.'s Kobato., Nisemonogatari's Nadeko) as Akane Tsunemori. Kenji Nojima (Nobuchika Ginoza), Kinryuu Arimoto (Tomomi Masaoka), Akira Ishida (Shūsei Kagari), Shizuka Itou (Yayoi Kunizuka), Miyuki Sawashiro (Shion Karanomori), and Takahiro Sakurai (Shōgo Makishima) round out the main cast. The staff includes chief director Katsuyuki Motohiro (Space Travelers, live-action Night Head, live-action Antique Bakery, Bayside Shakedown), director Naoyoshi Shiotani (Blood+, Tokyo Marble Chocolate), scriptwriter and series script editor Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero), original character designer Akira Amano (Reborn!), and others.
Robotics;Notes adapts the PlayStation 3 game of the same name by the makers of Steins;Gate and Chaos;HEAd. The third "science adventure game" is set in an alternate future world after Tokyo's Shibuya district was destroyed in 2009, followed by the destruction of the Radio Kaikan building in Tokyo's Akihabara a year later. The world is immersed in realistic augmented reality technology in 2019, but a high school robotics club is in danger of being disbanded after shrinking to just two members. The club's revival is tied to the robot it is building.
The game and anime's shared cast includes Ryohei Kimura (Kaito Yashio), Yoshino Nanjou (Akiho Senomiya), Rie Kugimiya (Airi), Kaori Nazuka (Frau Koujiro), Yoshimasa Hosoya (Subaru Hidaka), and Sora Tokui (Junna Daitoku). Kazuya Nomura ( Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2) is directing the anime at Production I.G. Jukki Hanada (My Ordinary Life, sola, Steins;Gate) is in charge of the series scripts under the supervision of the game's Tatsuya Matsubara and Naotaka Hayashi. Chikashi Kubota (Shikabane Hime: Aka, From the New World) is adapting Tomonori Fukuda's original game character designs for the anime. The original game's Takeshi Abo is scoring the music with television composer Yūki Hayashi.
OniAi adapts Daisuke Suzuki's Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne light novel series. The story centers around Akito Himenokōji (Ryota Ohsaka), a boy who was separated from his twin sister Akiko (Kido) six years ago, but they end up living under the same roof together during high school. Keiichiro Kawaguchi is directing the series at studio SILVER LINK. The series stars Ibuki Kido, Ryota Ohsaka, Asami Shimoda, Eri Kitamura, Megumi Takamoto, Minori Chihara, and Sumire Morohoshi.
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