Anime Spotlight - The Labyrinth of Grisaia / The Eden of Grisaia

by Anthony Foronda,

The Labyrinth of Grisaia (Grisaia no Meikyu - Le Labyrinthe de la Grisaia)/The Eden of Grisaia (Grisaia no Rakuen - Le Eden de la Grisaia)

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Broadcast Begins April 12, 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Tensho
(The Fruit of Grisaia, Kinmoza! Kiniro+Mosaic)
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
(Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Oreimo)

Introduction

Life is supposed to be cumbersome, right? Enjoy it.

Story

Yuji Kazami saved the hearts of five girls at Mihama Academy. However, the shadow of his heart was not cleared, and it was still heavy and ominous.

Yuji looks back on his personal history. What nurtured him, and what shapes him the way it does. And, among all the rendezvous along the way, what he has gained and what he has lost --

At the end of the journey that traverses through loathsome yet irreplaceable time, Yuji confronts the true identity of the shadows that he had shelved away in the deepest recesses of his own heart.

Characters

Yuji Kazami (young)
VA:Takahiro Sakurai

Son of Ryoji Kazami, an antiques vendor. Spends his childhood negleted in the shadows of his genius older sister Kazuki. However, he ends up traversing an even stranger destiny, starting at his sister's death.

Kazuki Kazami
VA:Akane Tomonaga

Yuji Kazami's older sister. She used to have brilliant brains and plentiful talents to fit the title of "genius", but has lost her life in the "Takizono Academy micro-bus falling accident". She has showed excessive affection to her younger brother Yuji.

Heath Oslo
VA:

A mysterious man that has many "faces" including that of an art vendor. He is the one that became Yuji's guardian once he lost his entire family, so he could be considered the foster father. Behind the facade, a truly ominous intent was hidden.

Asako Kusakabe
VA:Kei Mizusawa

A sniper with amazing skill, with her codename being the legendary number "9029". Became Yuji's guardian thanks to a certain incident and acts as foster parent, but passed away several years ago. For Yuji, she is a grand figure that is his master, his mother, and something like a lover.

Yuria Harudera (JB)
VA:Erica Narumi

Yuji's current boss and his "guardian". Childhood acquaintances with Asako from back when they were orphans, and had grown up as compatriots as those that help defend their homeland. Unfit for her flashy appearance, she has very calm decision-making skills.

Cast

Yuji Kazami
Takahiro Sakurai
Yumiko Sakaki
Ryoko Tanaka
Amane Suou
Hiroko Taguchi
Michiru Matsushima
Kaori Mizuhashi
Makina Irisu
Tomoe Tamiyasu
Sachi Komine
Ai Shimizu
Yuria Harudera
Erica Narumi
Kazuki Kazami
Akane Tomonaga
Asako Kusakabe
Kei Mizusawa

Staff

Original Story
Front Wing
Director
Tensho
Series Composition
Hideyuki Kurata
Character Design / Chief Animation Director
Akio Watanabe
Chief Animation Director
Kenichiro Katsura
Mika Takazawa
Yuu Yonezawa
Color Coordinator
Tomomi Murakami
Filming Director
Yuya Kumazawa
Art Director
Kazuhiro Inoue
Art Settings
Yoshinori Shiozawa
CGI Director
Masato Takahashi
Editing
Mutsumi Takemiya
Sound Director
Jin Aketagawa
Music
Elements Garden
Animation Production
8-Bit

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