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Mekaku City Actors Anime's 4th Ad Highlights Mamoru Miyano's Konoha

posted on 2014-02-15 10:15 EST
Jin's Kagerō Project inspires April TV anime with Yuko Kaida, Kana Asumi, Kana Hanazawa

The fourth commercial for Mekaku City Actors, the television anime of the Kagerō Project (Heat Mirage Project) by Vocaloid musical composer and writer Jin (Shizen no Teki-P), aired on Saturday:

The commercial introduces Mamoru Miyano as Konoha, the ninth member of the Mekakushi Group. He is a young man who has amnesia, and a foster child at Hiyori's older sister's house. He is quite naive and does things at his own pace. He has an extraordinary amount of stamina, and likes to play baseball with the other children in his neighborhood. He is also is full of curiosity.

The cast also includes:

Yuko Kaida as Kido, the first member of the Mekakushi Group. The girl serves as the leader of the group. She is always listening to music on earphones. She is basically good-natured, but she is struggling to assemble the idiosyncratic members of the group. Thanks to her ability to "conceal eyes," she can erase awareness of herself and her surroundings within a fixed distance.

Kana Asumi as Ene, the sixth member of the Mekakushi Group. She is an innocent cyber girl who resides inside Shintaro's computer, and is able to invade other electronics. Ene used to be human, but due to a certain experiment, she lost her body. She has the "Awakening" ability that grants her immortality.

Kana Hanazawa as Marry, the fourth member of the Mekakushi Group. She is a quarter Medusa, and three-fourths human. Mary makes and sells artificial flowers as her side job, but her income from it is very low. She has the "Eye Contact" ability, which allows her to stop the movement for a few minutes of those who look her directly in the eyes.

The official website for the series also opened last month, revealing character descriptions and shadowed outlines for the character designs. Starting last month on Tokyo MX TV, BS11, and Niconico, the show's staff is debuting a new commercial each week that unveils a new anime character visual and cast announcement.

Tower Records reported in August that Akiyuki Shinbo (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Bakemonogatari) will direct the series at studio SHAFT. JIN will be writing the show's scripts, and Shizu and Wannyanpu are handling the original character designs. Shizu will handle the storyboards for the opening theme, and will also create the ending theme animation as well.

The series will premiere in April on Tokyo MX TV, BS11, and Niconico. The show will air for one cour or one quarter of a year.

Thanks to Maxim Firsov for the embedded video


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