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Aldnoah.Zero Robot Anime's 6th Ad Previews Kalafina's Song

posted on 2014-06-21 14:15 EDT
Traditional sci-fi show by Fate/Zero writer & director features "heavenly blue" theme

The official website for the Aldnoah.Zero television anime by writer Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) began streaming the sixth commercial on Sunday. The video features the opening theme song "heavenly blue" by Kalafina.

The website also debuted a new visual with the characters who were unveiled last week:

The fifth commercial debuted earlier this month with the following narration:

Asseylum: It truly is a beautiful planet.
Asseylum: Aldnoah.Zero

The first commercial outlined the premise of the story: In 1972, a hypergate was discovered on the surface of the moon, and humanity began migrating to Mars and settling there. However, eventually the seeds of war were sown.

The main cast for the July anime includes:

Natsuki Hanae as Inaho Kaizuka
He is anything but passionate, and he operates on logic, rather than emotions.

Kensho Ono as Slaine Troyard
His family were relative newcomers among those who migrated from Earth to Mars.

Sora Amamiya as Asseylum Vers Allushia
She is a pacifist who carries the aura of a princess.

Sachika Misawa as Rayet Areash
Rayet is a girl who lives in the city Shin-Ashihara.

Mikako Komatsu as Inko Amifumi
Inko is a high school student who lives on Earth. She is a student council member as well as classmate and childhood friend of Inaho.

Taishi Murata as Calm Craftman
Calm is a high school student who lives on Earth. He is also Inaho's classmate.

Ai Kakuma as Nina Klein
Nina is a high school student who lives on Earth. She is also Inaho's classmate and a close friend to Inko.

Yoshitaka Yamaya as Okisuke Mikuni
Okisuke is a high school student who lives on Earth. He is also Inaho's classmate, and his nickname is "Okojo" (ermine).

Sayaka Ohara as Yuki Kaiduka
Sayaka is a warrant officer for the Earth Federation Forces. She is Inaho's older sister.

Kazuya Nakai as Koichiro Marito
Koichiro is a captain in the Earth Federation Forces. He is a drill instructor at Ashihara High School, where Inaho and his friends are students.

Kousuke Toriumi as Soma Yagarai
Soma is a doctor who lives in Shin-Ashihara.

Ai Kayano as Darzana Magbaredge
Darzana is a colonel in the Earth Alliance Forces.

Yu Shimamura as Kaoru Mizusaki
Kaoru is a lieutenant colonel in the Earth Alliance Forces and Darzana's assistant.

Inori Minase as Eddelrittuo
A martian. She is Asseylum's maid, and devotedly serves her.

Sho Hayami as Cruhteo
A martian. His court rank is earl. He is friends with Saazbaum.

Toru Ohkawa as Saazbaum
A martian. His court rank is earl. He is friends with Cruhteo.

Fate/Zero director Ei Aoki (Ga-Rei: Zero, The Garden of Sinners, Wandering Son) is directing the project at A-1 Pictures and TROYCA. Katsuhiko Takayama is in charge of the series scripts. Manga artist Takako Shimura (Wandering Son, Sweet Blue Flowers) provided the original character designs, which Atsuko Matsumoto is adapting for the anime. I-IV and Kenji Teraoka are designing the mecha, and Hiroyuki Sawano is scoring the music.

Pop trio Kalafina will perform the opening theme song "Heavenly blue."

The series will premiere on July 5 on the Tokyo MX TV, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV stations, as well as on the niconico streaming service in Japan.

Thanks to Kagayaki for the embedded video

Images © Olympus Knights/Aniplex, Project AZ


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