Anime Spotlight - AOHARU x MACHINEGUN

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins July 2, 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Hideaki Nakano
(Golden Time Episode Director (Eps.7), Yatterman Night Episode Director (Eps.2) )
Series Composition: Kenji Konuta
(Library War, Ace of Diamond)
Character Design: Junko Yamanaka
(Kamisama Kiss, Case Closed)






Introduction

Now, let's start deathmatches where we don't die.

Story

Due to a certain incident, a high school student named Hotaru Tachibana is half-forced to play a survival game. Surrounded by highly characteristic comrades such as Masamune Matsuoka, a host from a host club, and Toru Yukimura, an erotic manga artist, Hotaru initially plays only because she has to, but as time passes she gradually becomes fascinated by the game......

Characters

Hotaru Tachibana
VA:Mikako Komatsu

A high school student that started playing a survival game after being invited by Matsuoka. Has a strong sense of justice and high athletic skills.

Masamune Matsuoka
VA:Tomoaki Maeno

The host that dragged Hotaru into the world of survival games. Fights using the kinetic vision skills he nurtured through work as his weapon.

Toru Yukimura
VA:Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

An erotic manga artist specializing in SM that has familiarized himself with Matsuoka. He is a walking embodiment of sexual harassment, but his skills as a sniper are genuine.

Nagamasa Midori
VA:Kazuyuki Okitsu

A survival gamer that has some kind of grudge against Matsuoka and Yukimura. His normal job is that of a pediatrician.

Takatora Fujimoto
VA:Ryohei Kimura

A doctor that loves and respects Midori. He has a scary face, and his patients fear him for it.

Ichi Akabane
VA:Eri Kitamura

A sniper for "Hoshishiro", a group that has Midori as its leader. She is normally a nurse.

Cast

Hotaru Tachibana
Mikako Komatsu
Masamune Matsuoka
Tomoaki Maeno
Toru Yukimura
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Nagamasa Midori
Kazuyuki Okitsu
Takatora Fujimoto
Ryohei Kimura
Ichi Akabane
Eri Kitamura
Kanae Yajima
Yui Horie

Staff

Original Story
NAOE (Serialized in Monthly G-Fantasy by Square Enix)
Director
Hideaki Nakano
Series Composition/Screenplay
Kenji Konuta
Character Design/Chief Animation Director
Junko Yamanaka
Sub Character Design
Toshimitsu Kobayashi
Prop Design
Tomokazu Sugimura
Art Director
Masaki Mayuzumi
Color Coordinator
Rie Kato
Action Animation Director
Yasuhiro Saiki
Supervisor
Itto Sara
Filming Director
Shigeki Asakawa
Editor
Kaoko Kimura
Sound Director
Toru Nakano
Music
Asami Tachibana
Animation Production
Brains・Base
Opening Theme
"The Bravest Destiny" sung by Toy☆Gungun
Ending Theme
"Gunjou Survival" sung by Mikako Komatsu






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