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Lost in Translation
The BS11 television channel began running a television commercial for the television anime adaptation of Reiji Kaitō's Unbreakable Machine-Doll (Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai) light novel series in Japan. The ad features the opening theme song "Anicca" by Hitomi Harada (voice of heroine Yaya).
Reprising their roles from the drama CD, Hiro Shimono will play Raishin Akabane, a boy puppeteer who travels from Japan to study at the highest institution for "Machinart" (the craft of making automatons). Hitomi Harada will play Yaya, Raishin's female automaton who accompanies him on his trip. Also reprising their roles are Megumi Takamoto as Charlotte Blue, Jouji Nakata as Sigmund, Kana Asumi as Frey, and Nobuhiko Okamoto as Loki.
Kinji Yoshimoto (Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Genshiken 2) is directing the "academy battle entertainment" anime at animation studio Lerche from scripts by Yuuko Kakihara (Persona 4 The Animation, Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmon-Bu). Atsuko Watanabe (The Everyday Tales of a Cat God, Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmon-Bu) is handling the character designs, and GENCO is producing the anime.
The anime will premiere in Japan on October 7, although it will not debut on BS11 until October 10.
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