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Sunrise's Valvrave the Liberator Mecha Anime's JF Promo Streamed

posted on 2012-12-23 23:20 EST
English-subbed Jump Festa video introduces story, characters

The official website for Sunrise's Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) television anime series began streaming its Jump Festa promotional video on Monday. The text includes English subtitles introducing the story basics and characters, including Jiōru's Sakimori Academy second-year student Haruto Tokishima, Dorushia Military Pact Federation special agent L-elf, Shōko Shiminami, and Saki Rukino.

The story is set in an era when 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of space cities. Between two major powers — the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — there is a small neutral nation called Jiōru that has prospered economically. The protagonist Haruto, a high school student who lives in Jiōru, encounters the mysterious "forbidden" humanoid weapon Valvrave when the Dorushia army invades.

Kou Matsuo (Kurenai, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Rozen Maiden) is directing the series at Sunrise. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Negima!, Guilty Crown) is handling the series composition. Manga creator Katsura Hoshino (D.Gray-man) is handling the original character designs for the series, and Tatsuya Suzuki (Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record: Avant-Title) is adapting Hoshino's designs for animation. Makoto Ishiwata (Robotics;Notes, Blassreiter), Naohiro Washio (Bodacious Space Pirates, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Fafner), and Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Armored Trooper Votoms, Yatterman) are handling mechanical design.

The anime will premiere next April on MBS' "Animeism" late-night programming block. The show's website also revealed a new key visual image on Friday.


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