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Sunrise's Valvrave Mecha Anime's Promo 1.5, Singers, More Cast Revealed

posted on 2013-02-17 11:30 EST

The official website for Sunrise's Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) television anime series began streaming the anime's promotional video "1.5" on Sunday.

The website also revealed that T.M. Revolution and Nana Mizuki are performing the opening theme song "Preserved Roses" together. The duo Angela is performing the first ending theme song "Boku Janai," while the singer Elisa is performing the as-yet-untitled second ending theme song.

The website annnounced more of the cast, in addition to the four main cast members already revealed:

Ryota Ohsaka as second-year student Haruto Tokishima at Jiōru's Sakimori Academy

Ryohei Kimura as Dorushia Military Pact Federation special agent L-elf

Asami Seto as Haruto's close, if sometimes quarreling, childhood friend Shōko Sashinami

Haruka Tomatsu as Saki Rukino, a popular but aloof idol who has taken a break from her entertainment career

Yuuki Ono as Kyūma Inuzuka, a high school sempai to Haruto and the others

Ai Kayano as classmate Aina Sakurai

Misato Fukuen as Shōko's friend Marie Nobi

Hiroyuki Yoshino as boys' culture club leader Yūsuke Otamaya

Yūichi Nakamura as gang leader Raizō "Thunder" Yamada

Daisuke Namikawa as student council president Satomi Renbōkoji

Minako Kotobuki as girls' athletics leader Takahi Ninomiya

Aoi Yūki as Akira, who lives in a cardboard house on campus

Wataru Hatano as the teacher Takumi Kibukawa, even though he does not talk or act like a teacher

Yui Horie as Rion Nanami, the somewhat airheaded teacher popular among the male student body for her assets

The story is set the year Shinreki ("True Calendar") 71, 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 (Kure-nai, 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) of Nitroplus, 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.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

Images © Sunrise/VVV Committee, MBS

Update: The website also revealed Bandai's plastic model for the main character's Valvrave unit. It highlights the model's poseability, numerous weapons, and clear light-effect parts.


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