News Sunrise's Valvrave Mecha Anime's Promo 1.5, Singers, More Cast Revealed
posted on 2013-02-17 11:30 EST
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.
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
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
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.
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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