Anime Spotlight - il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion

by Justin Sevakis,

il sole penetra le illusioni ~ Day Break Illusion

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July, 2013 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director: Keizou Kusakawa
    (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Asura Cryin', Inukami!!)
Series Composition/Script: Michiko Itou
    (HENNEKO, Okami-san & Her Seven Companions, Girls' High)
Character Design: Shinpei Tomooka
Animation Production


Recollections wavering and swaying
Glowing dimly with the color of the sun
Sinking all alone into the indigo world
You see an illusion, and smile.

Looming pretenses
Spreading ennui
Such emphemerality,

And the shimmering allure to rend it all alone
I see a sand castle, and journey forth.

     -Michiko Itou


Since ancient times long past, this world has been ruled by two tarot cards.

Diablos Tarot—The tarot of the devil that feasts on the souls of living humans and uses that nourishment to bring countless pain and suffering.

Elemental Tarot—The tarot that draws its energy from the power of nature in order to oppose the Diablos Tarot.

Girls chosen from 22 different bloodlines become the wielders of the Elemental Tarot, plunging themselves into this secret battle.

To maintain the balance of this world,

While carrying unbearable guilt…

Are they executioners? Or saviors?

This is the story of the long, long battle fought by girls who cannot escape the fate they bear.


Akari Taiyo
VA: Mai Kadowaki
Birthday: August 19th, Leo
Age: 12
Blood Type: 0
Tarot Card: The Sun

Seira Hoshikawa
VA: Eri Kitamura
Birthday: May 17th, Taurus
Age: 13
Blood Type: A
Tarot Card: The Star

Luna Tsukuyomi
VA: Sora Tokui
Birthday: November 18th, Scorpio
Age: 12
Blood Type: AB
Tarot Card: The Moon

Ginka Shirokane
VA: Yuiko Tatsumi
Birthday: January 14th, Capricorn
Age: 13
Blood Type: B
Tarot Card: Temperance


Akari Taiyo
Mai Kadowaki
Seira Hoshikawa
Eri Kitamura
Luna Tsukuyomi
Sora Tokui
Ginka Shirokane
Yuiko Tatsumi


Keizou Kusakawa
Original Creator
sole; viola
Original Concept
Haruyasu Akagi
Hidenori Tanaka
Series Composition
Michiko Itou
Original Character Design
Gomoku Akatsuki
Character Design
Chief Animation Director
Shinpei Tomooka
Creature Design
Hiroyasu Oda
Assistant Director
Harume Kosaka
Art Director
Norika Kinoshita
Toshihiro Kohama
Art Design
Kaoru Aoki
Color Design
Aiko Matsuyama
Composite Director
Hideki Imaizumi
Takashi Sakurai
Tatsuya Katou
Sound Director
Yoshikazu Iwanami
Animation Production
Progetto Geneitaiyo

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