Anime Spotlight - Vividred Operation

by Justin Sevakis,

Vividred Operation

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January, 2013 (Japanese Premiere)

Key Staff

Director, Character Designer, and Series Composition - Kazuhiro Takamura
    (Strike Witches)
Series Composition - Hiroyuki Yoshino
    (My-HiME, Macross F, Guilty Crown)
Animation Production - A-1 Pictures
     (anohana, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, THE [email protected], Wagnaria!!)


Aniplex X G's Magazine X A-1 Pictures

The beginning of an Original Animation Project.

Aniplex is teaming up with Dengeki G's Magazine along with the spirited team from studio A-1 Pictures in this brand new Original Animation Project. The director is Kazuhiro Takamura, a man who has continuously animated cute girls, and packed his films with their charm in Strike Witches. The Series Composition is handled by Hiroyuki Yoshino, a man who has given birth to several original animation hit series, and he'll be composing the script together with Director Takamura. Animation Production will be handled by Studio A-1 Pictures, a studio renowned for their constant quality. This ultimate team will be leading this brand new project!


Friendship is the key to protecting the world.

That is everyone's wish. Here in a world where science has solved all questions.

This story is set in Oshima. The happy, carefree 14 year old Isshiki Akane lived a poor, but well loved life together with her reliable little sister, Momo, who does all the housework, and her grandfather, Kenjirou, a genius inventor who only created useless devices. When the weather is clear, they can see the artificial island, Blue Island, across the sea. In the center of that island rises the revolutionary Manifestation Engine, a discovery that solved the world's energy problems.

It is a peaceful future, just like everyone dreamed of. One where everyone can smile and be happy…

But suddenly, the world is visited by danger. An unknown enemy, the Alone, appear, targeting the Manifestation Engine. As none of their weapons worked and they fell into despair, a lone girl takes a stand wearing a red “Pallet Suit” which wields a great, hidden power. Before long, allies gather around her to fight.

And their friendship becomes the only hope for saving the world!


Isshiki Akane
VA: Ayane Sakura
A middle school sophomore living together with her little sister and grandfather in Izu Oshima. She works many part-time jobs to support her family in place of her mother. She's always bright, energetic, and honest. She's very athletic, but she's afraid of heights. She loves mayonnaise.

Futaba Aoi
VA: Rie Murakawa
Akane's classmate and best friend. She comes to Oshima from Blue Island for medical treatment. She's the daughter of a wealthy family, and her parents are often too busy to visit Oshima.

Saegusa Wakaba
VA: Yuka Otsubo
She's the captain of New Oshima Academy's Female Kendo Club, and president of her class. She's competitive and hates to lose, but she also loves cute things. She's a bit awkward because of her earnestness, and she often draws the short straw.

Shinomiya Himawari
VA: Aya Uchida
She's one of Akane's classmates, but she withdrew to her room after a certain incident, and hasn't come to school since. She has a case of anthrophobia, and doesn't pay any attention to fashion or her appearance. She's a super hacker who favorites PCs and machines. She's loves factoryscapes.

Kuroki Rei
VA: Maaya Uchida
She's one of Akane's classmates, but she doesn't speak to others except for class, and she's always alone.
Isshiki Momo
VA: Asuka Ogame
Akane's little sister. She's a 5th grader, and the one in charge of the Isshiki family finances. She's a reliable girl who's great at cooking, and always backs up her sister, Akane.

Isshiki Kenjirou
VA: Masaki Terasoma
He's Akane's grandfather, and one of the developers of the Manifestation Engine, but now he keeps a research lab in Izu Oshima and focuses on his inventions. He pours most of his money into his research, which is one reason why the Isshiki family is poor.

Pallet Suit
A powered suit invented by Kenjirou in order to fight the Alone. It possesses a variety of powers, and it even has different kinds of weapons for each wearer.


Isshiki Akane
Ayane Sakura
Futaba Aoi
Rie Murakawa
Saegusa Wakaba
Yuka Otsubo
Shinomiya Himawari
Aya Uchida
Kuroki Rei
Maaya Uchida
Isshiki Momo
Asuka Ogame
Isshiki Kenjirou
Masaki Terasoma


Character Designer
Series Composition
Kazuhiro Takamura
Series Composition
Hiroyuki Yoshino
A-1 Pictures
Conceptual Design

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