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Aniplex USA to Stream Aldnoah.Zero, Persona 4 the Golden Animation

posted on 2014-06-25 22:40 EDT
Series to stream on Aniplex Channel, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Daisuki services

North American anime distributor Aniplex of America announced during its live streaming show on Wednesday that it will stream both the Aldnoah.Zero and Persona 4 the Golden Animation television anime series starting in July. The two series will stream on the Aniplex Channel, Hulu, Crunchyroll and Daisuki services, with schedules to be announced at a later date. The official English websites will open at 11:00 p.m. ET.

Aniplex of America describes the Aldnoah.Zero anime's story:

The story features inhabitants of Earth and Mars waging in an interplanetary war. The story touches upon the effects wars have on a country's government and its people.

War is coming...
The two powers will soon clash with one another and by military force, start killing each other.

Humanity has clearly split into two and currently there is no way these groups will once again unite. Humanity celebrates this transient time of peace as they slowly dismiss from their minds the scars their ancestors bore in the past. No one realized that with one little push their world canfall to its destruction.

Just one little spark will do.
Preparations are steadily on its way.
Then we shall see the end to this false peace.

But, there are men who realize the approach of this inevitable war. Most of them are close to the military. Though, of course these men are well aware that they have no power to remedy this situation. For that is why they are deep in despair. Among the soldiers that I have had contact with, there were even men who were depressed when they realized the impending war. Even then, as far as the people of Shinawara City, I did not feel that any of them had any sense of danger. While in their minds, they knew that war was unavoidable but they could not help but to continue living each day as if nothing was changed. That is all I can say about that. Humanity has grown too used to this false peace.

Humanity does not go to war because they know that they possess a clear sense of justice within their troops. Also, they do not declare war because they are confident of their own victories. The reason man goes to war is simple. War exists simply because there are men who wish to wage

We just need one simple reason.
For that reason, our plans are right on track.
There is no way of avoidance.
I will say it once more.
War is coming.

The series stars Natsuki Hanae as Inaho Kaizuka, Kensho Ono as Slaine Troyard, Sora Amamiya as Asseylum Vers Allushia, Sachika Misawa as Rayet Areash, Mikako Komatsu as Inko Amifumi, Taishi Murata as Calm Craftman, Ai Kakuma as Nina Klein, Yoshitaka Yamaya as Okisuke Mikuni, Sayaka Ohara as Yuki Kaiduka, Kazuya Nakai as Koichiro Marito, Kousuke Toriumi as Soma Yagarai, Ai Kayano as Darzana Magbaredge, Yu Shimamura as Kaoru Mizusaki, Inori Minase as Eddelrittuo, Sho Hayami as Cruhteo, and Toru Ohkawa as Saazbaum.

Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) is writing the series with Fate/Zero director Ei Aoki 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.

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.

Aniplex USA also describes Persona 4 the Golden Animation's story:

Spring. Far from the city, time flows peacefully in this rural town.
As the cherry blossoms scatter in the wind, a young man named Yu Narukami steps off the train at Yasoinaba Station. Yu has come to this town, where his uncle lives, for family reasons; he will be transferring into the local high school, Yasogami High.

And so begins his school life...
The shopping mall after school. A series of murders taking place in town. The Midnight Channel, airing late at night...

What lies in store for Yu and his friends "this time around?"

The cast will star Daisuke Namikawa as Yū Narukami, Showtaro Morikubo as Yōsuke Hanamura, Yui Horie as Chie Satonaka, Ami Koshimizu as Yukiko Amagi, Kappei Yamaguchi as Kuma (Teddie), and Kana Hanazawa as Marie.

Before directing this new anime series, Tomohisa Taguchi worked on the opening and the important parts of specific episodes in the first Persona 4 The Animation series.The first anime's Seiji Kishi will serve as chief director of the new anime.

Shoji Meguro is returning from the game series and the first anime to compose the music of the new series alongside Tetsuya Kobayashi, a collaborator of his since Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream. Series script supervisor Jun Kumagai worked on the scenario of every episode of the first series. Character designer Yuu Shindou worked as a key animator on episodes of the first series.

The anime will premiere in Japan on July 10.


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