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P.A. Works Reveals Kuromukuro TV Anime's Story, More of Cast & Staff, April Debut in New Video

posted on 2016-02-08 12:15 EST
"Mecha action" story follows samurai reawakened at modern U.N. robotics lab

Monday's live-streamed Niconico program for Kuromukuro, the 15th anniversary project of the studio P.A. Works, debuted a new character promotional video. The video reveals the anime's story and April premiere, as well as more of the characters, cast, and staff.


Text: P.A. Works' 15th Anniversary Work
Text: Director: Tensai Okamura
Text: Animation Production: P.A. Works
Text: 2016: Tateyama Kurobe Gorge
Text: Thanks to research on a mysterious "Artifact" relic accidentally discovered during the dam's construction,
Text: Robotic engineering took a great leap forward in development.
Text: Kuromukuro
Text: Yōhei Azakami as Kennosuke Tokisada Ōma, the samurai awakened in the present day
Text: M.A.O as Yukina Shirahane, the daughter of the United Nations laboratory head
Text: Reina Ueda as Sophie Noelle, an international student born in France
Text: Asami Seto as Mika Ogino, Yukina's classmate
Text: Kaito Ishikawa as Ryōto Akagi
Text: Yūsuke Kobayashi as Jundai Kayahara
Text: Shunsuke Takeuchi as José Carlos Takasuka
Text: Manami Sugihira as Marina Unami
Text: Momo Asakura as Koharu Shirahane
Text: Kanako Toujô as Hiromi Shirahane
Text: Ryohei Kimura as Tom Borden
Text: Hikaru Ueda as Liu Shen Mi
Text: Taiten Kusunoki as Sebastian

The show will star:

Yōhei Azakami (Gakkatsu!'s Hiroshi-kun) as Kennosuke Tokisada Ōma, the samurai awakened in the present day

M.A.O (School-Live!'s Yūri, Digimon Adventure tri.'s Hikari Yagami) as Yukina Shirahane, the daughter of the United Nations laboratory head

Reina Ueda (Dimension W's Mira Yurisaki, AntiMagic Academy "The 35th Test Platoon"'s Ōka Ōtori) as Sophie Noelle, an international student born in France

Asami Seto as Mika Ogino, Yukina's childhood friend and classmate

Kaito Ishikawa as Ryōto Akagi, Yukina's classmate whose father is the head of the laboratory's maintenance

Yūsuke Kobayashi as Jundai Kayahara, Yukina's classmate who is always walking around carrying a camera

Shunsuke Takeuchi as José Carlos Takasuka, Yukina's classmate who is half-Spanish, half-Japanese, but only speaks Japanese (with a Toyama accent)

Manami Sugihira as Marina Unami, a teacher at Yukina's high school

Momo Asakura as Koharu Shirahane, Yukina's little sister in third grade

Kanako Toujô as Hiromi Shirahane, Yukina's mother

Ryohei Kimura as Tom Borden, GAUS #1's pilot

Hikaru Ueda as Liu Shen Mi, GAUS #1's navigator

Taiten Kusunoki as Sebastian, GAUS #2's navigator

Snow Grouse is credited with the original work. Tensai Okamura (Darker than Black, Blue Exorcist, Wolf's Rain, The Seven Deadly Sins) is directing the "mecha action" anime at P.A. Works. Ryou Higaki (Another, Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit) is handling the series composition, and Yuriko Ishii (Another, A Lull in the Sea) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director with Ayumi Nishibata. Tomoaki Okada (Darker than Black, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Star Driver, Wolf's Rain) is credited with visual concepts and mecha designs.

Nobutaka Ike is directing the art, and Yu Wakabayashi is director of photography. Nobuko Mizuta is the color key artist. Kōsuke Haruta is directing the 3D with main 3D animator Motonari Ichikawa. Ayumu Takahashi is editing, and Kazuhiro Wakabayashi is directing the sound. Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music at Pony Canyon. Infinite is producing.

The series will premiere in April on Tokyo MX, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS11, and other channels.

Text: Awaken, Kuromukuro
Text: P.A. Works 15th Anniversary Work
Text: Director: Tensai Okamura
Text: Series Composition: Ryou Higaki / Character Designer: Yuriko Ishii
Text: The era again needs him.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video

[Via Otakomu]


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