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Crunchyroll to Stream Vividred Operation Anime (Update)

posted on 2013-01-08 11:52 EST
Streams to begin on Sunday for anime from Strike Witches director

Media service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will begin streaming the Vividred Operation television anime series on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. EST. The streams will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa.

The story is set in a peaceful time on a dreamlike world entirely made possible by science. Five years ago, the world's energy crisis was solved with the creation of the "Manifestation Engine." Akane is a 14-year-old girl who lives an impoverished but happy life with her little sister and grandfather. However the tranquil daily life that Akane enjoys is shattered by a threat, and she vows to face it in the red battle suit that wields immense power.

As previously revealed, Kazuhiro Takamura (Strike Witches) will be handling the direction and character designs for the series. Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, Guilty Crown) will be responsible for its scripts, and A-1 Pictures (The IDOLM@STER, anohana) will be handling the animation production. Hidari (Fractale, Natsu-iro Kiseki, Sasami-san@Ganbaranai) and supercell member redjuice (Guilty Crown) are contributing to the concept designs.

The main cast includes Ayane Sakura as Akane Isshiki, Rie Murakawa as Aoi Futaba, Aya Uchida as Himawari! Shinomiya, Maaya Uchida as Rei Kuroki, and Asuka Ōgame as Momo Isshiki.

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Update: Aniplex of America confirmed it is the publisher of the anime.


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