Anime Spotlight - Libra of Nil Admirari

by ANN Staff,

Broadcast starts April 1st, 2018 (JST)




Introduction

Libra of Nil Admirari is the hit game published by otome game-maker Otomate in April 2016. It has sold over 25 thousand copies since its release, and was ranked #4 on the sales chart of best-selling otome games of 2016 (source: Comshop). This romance visual novel follows the basics of its genre, while also adding more elements for a refined adult audience.

This mature scenario is thanks to Yuma Katagiri, who wrote the game's highly-acclaimed story. With Katagiri's story and illustrator Satoi's delicate, beautiful art, this game has become a beloved work. The voice cast is also filled with some of Japan's most popular voice actors.

Story

This story takes place in the 25th year of the Taisho era in Japan's capital city: Tokyo.

Noblewoman Tsugumi Kuze has decided to marry in order to protect her family, which is on the verge of ruin. However, before she is able to do so, her younger brother Hitaki is caught up in an incident involving books called "Maremono" (Rare Objects) that affect the reader of the tome greatly.

It's thanks to this incident that Tsugumi becomes able to see "Aura," the will that exists within Maremono, but gaining this new ability throws her into a panic. Suddenly, a person in charge of the "Imperial Library Information Asset Administration Office," (also known as "Owl") which has the mission of protecting and managing Maremono. He requests that she use her newfound power to help with their search.

Despite her reservation, Tsugumi agrees to help Owl in their search for the Maremono...

This is the tale of a girl's fate that sways like Libra's scales.

Character Names & Descriptions & Seiyuu

Tsugumi Kuze

Voice: Juri Kimura

Birthdate: March 18
Height: 157 cm

The eldest daughter of the Kuze family, a noble clan on the brink of ruin. As a result of her brother's accident with a Maremono, she becomes able to see the Aura that eminates from the Maremono. As a result, she begins workin at the Imperial Library Information Asset Administration Office (a.k.a. Owl). She looks like she would be a quiet girl, but she's actually one to take action, and because she took care of her brother in her mother's place, she has a tendency to dote on others.

"A noblewoman with the ability to use a mysterious power."

Hayato Ozaki

Voice: Yuki Kaji

Birthdate: April 15
Height: 176 cm
Blood Type: A

With a naturally bright character and unwavering sense of justice, Hayato is the leader-like figure within Owl that pulls his comrades forward. He often makes a bad impression due to his habit to be very frank with people. However, he doesn't have any ill will, and many are drawn to him due to his earnest personality. Unfortunately, he also has a tendency to get worked-up over things and can sometimes be impatient.

"The investigation bureau leader with a passionate personality."

Akira Kougami

Voice: Nobuhiko Okamoto

Birthdate: December 23
Height: 180 cm
Blood Type: B

A member of Owl's investivation bureau. He's very dedicated to his work, but is always alone and doesn't make an effort to get along with others. With his curt attitude and lack of desire to talk about himelf, he draws a line between himself and others. People often think he's cold because of bis lack of sbowing emotions, he is in fact quite kind, and will never leave a friend in need.

"An anti-social lone wolf who doesn't get along with others."

Hisui Hoshikawa

Voice: Ryota Osaka

Birthdate: September 19
Height: 166 cm
Blood Type: O

A man with superpowers who is part of the investigation bureau. Hisui is a hard-working, serious young man who balances out Hayato's rashness. He's the youngest in Owl, but he has the air of an adult to him. He hates having his appearance touched upon because he is mixed race, and also holds a great dislike for matters concerning women and romance.

"A polite, half-Japanese handsome man."

Shogo Ukai

Voice: Ryohei Kimura

Birthdate: May 5
Height: 173 cm
Blood Type: A

A student from the law school at the imperial college, he's also the son of Shozo Ukai, the country's prime minister. He begins living at the Owl apartments due to his suicide attempt that was brought on by the effects of a Maremono. However, because this is first time living with someone else, he always seems to be in a bad mood, and constantly makes selfish demands of others. Thanks to this, he's not exactly getting along with anyone else in the complex. Though he can be honest and admit his faults, he struggles to put these feelings into words.

"A spoiled son of a noble family who struggles with expressing himself."

Shiduru Migiwa

Voice: Kenichi Suzumura

Birthdate: October 18
Height: 178 cm
Blood Type: B

An author with a plethora of popular romance novels under his belt. He began living in an Owl apartment arranged for him by his friend Shiori Tokimiya after his lodging was torn down. He's a bit of a playboy, and enjoys spouting off romantic pick-up lines. He holds great passion toward his work, but that barely ever shows.

"A bestselling author with a mature allure."

Rui Sagisawa

Voice: Takahiro Sakurai

Birthdate: January 21
Height: 175 cm
Blood Type: AB

A medical student at the imperial academy who the protagonist came to know by chance. He became a scholarship student after losing his parents in an accident three years ago, and supports himself through a variety of part-time jobs. Always gentle and calm, he can often be found reading a book at a cafe or the library. He respects his late father --the town's doctor-- from the bottom of his heart, and hopes to one day help people like he once did.

"A peaceful honor student aiming to become a doctor."

Cast

Tsugumi Kuze
Juri Kimura
Hayato Ozaki
Yuki Kaji
Akira Kougami
Nobuhiko Okamoto
Hisui Hoshikawa
Ryota Osaka
Shogo Ukai
Ryohei Kimura
Shiduru Migiwa
Kenichi Suzumura
Rui Sagisawa
Takahiro Sakurai
Hitaki Kuze
Ayumu Murase
Shiori Tokimiya
Rio Natsuki
Keizaburo Ouchi
Norio Kobayashi
Yutaka Nabari
Hikaru Midorikawa
Kuina
Eiji Miyashita
Motofumi Mashiko
Kazuyuki Okitsu
Tarō Tsubameno
Junya Enoki
Takashi Shiginuma
Daichi Endō
Shoko Shiginuma
Akane Sanada
Koruri Masaki
Minami Takahashi
Takuma Yoshikiri
Kentaro Tone
Touichiro Sasagoi
Makoto Ishii
Arata Kijitani
Masakazu Nishida
Shiro Mozuyama
Seirou Ogino
Hideki Owase
Akito Sakuragi
Narration
Hiro Shimono

Staff

Orignal
"Libra of Nil Admirari Teitogenwakukitan" (IDEA FACTORY)
Director
Masahiro Takata
Series Composition
Tomoko Komparu
Character Design / Total Drawing Supervisor
Yukie Sakō
Total Drawing Supervisor
Kiyotaka Nakahara, Yumiko Hara
Main Animator
Yoshitaka Yasuda
Properties Design
Hiroshi Ogawa
Color Design
Atsushi Furukawa
Art Director
Yuya Kusumoto (art team convoy)
Composite Director
Motohiro Kunishige
Editing
Masaki Utsunomiya
Music Director
Tomoki Hasegawa
Music Production
PONY CANYON
Sound Director
Masahiro Taka
Sound Production
Saber Links
Animation Production
ZERO-G
Theme Song Performance
"Indulging Miragism" by kradness (OP)
"Black Thunder" by Hiro Shimono (ED)

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