News New Valvrave the Liberator Ad Previews Voice Cast
posted on 2013-02-07 12:41 EST
The official website for Sunrise's Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) television anime series began streaming the anime's third television commercial on Thursday. The new commercial previews the voices for the main cast.
Additionally, the website revealed on Thursday that Angela will be performing the ending theme song "Boku ja nai" (Not Me) for the series. This May will mark the 10th anniversary of Angela's debut. Angela previously sang theme songs for Fafner, K, Heroic Age, Seitokai Yakuindomo, and Asura Cryin', among others.
The website also added character designs, names, and descriptions for 10 additional characters and revealed that a web radio show will premiere on Niconico on February 17.
Ryota Ohsaka leads the cast as second-year student Haruto Tokishima at Jiōru's Sakimori Academy. Ryohei Kimura will play Dorushia Military Pact Federation special agent L-elf, while Asami Seto and Haruka Tomatsu will play Shōko Sashinami and Saki Rukino, respectively.
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 in April on MBS's "Animeism" late-night programming block.
Update: Angela's ending song title added.
[Via Vito Plahuta]
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