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NEWS: Trigger, XFlag's Promare Anime Film Reveals Main Cast, May Debut, New Trailer


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Samiamiam



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:00 pm Reply with quote
Light green/blond boy is cute. (At least I assume boy given male voice actor and adam apple) Lots of belts!
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wolf10



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:18 pm Reply with quote
I had to see the actor credit to confirm that he's a boy at all. Considering his design and how close they are to kissing on the poster, I thought there might be some kind of "actually a girl" twist or something.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:20 pm Reply with quote
I'm not hyped, YOU'RE hyped!
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Samiamiam



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:24 pm Reply with quote
wolf10 wrote:
I had to see the actor credit to confirm that he's a boy at all. Considering his design and how close they are to kissing on the poster, I thought there might be some kind of "actually a girl" twist or something.


I would suspect that too if there wasn't an adam apple.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:32 pm Reply with quote
The main character's design is giving me some Gurren Laggen vibes.
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Maciste



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:51 pm Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
The main character's design is giving me some Gurren Laggen vibes.


Just a vibe??? He looks and acts exactly like Kamina. The whole style (especially the BURNISH) is very very similiar to TTGL. And that blonde uniform guy looks straight outta Kill La Kill.
What the hell, Trigger...
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Scion Drake



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:04 pm Reply with quote
It is amusing how this is coming out in the same year as Fire Force. It’s like a mech movie version of it.

Also I thought blondie was a chick when I first saw the visual in the thumbnail. Honestly I’m kinda disappointed that he’s male instead.
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Wyvern



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:08 pm Reply with quote
wolf10 wrote:
I had to see the actor credit to confirm that he's a boy at all.


Nah, there have been plenty of anime characters over the years who are played by actors of a different gender.
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wolf10



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:44 pm Reply with quote
Wyvern wrote:
wolf10 wrote:
I had to see the actor credit to confirm that he's a boy at all.

Nah, there have been plenty of anime characters over the years who are played by actors of a different gender.

Well, yes. It's especially common for young/effeminate boys (and the occasionally woefully miscast high school boy), and has been since the dawn of anime. But if the actor is female, it's easy to play a "actually HE is a SHE" reveal for the sake of no homo, etc. Much harder when the VA is an adult male, with an adult male voice. I appreciate the disconnect, honestly.

(Although, props to Shouta Aoi and Tsubasa Yonaga for their roles as female characters in recent years.)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:00 pm Reply with quote
Given that this is a Studio Trigger anime, I’ma let it slide that even though the character’s outfits are kind of strange see as they’re supposed to be some kind of firefighters, their designs are freaking awesome. Cool
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Break Xerxes



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:13 pm Reply with quote
Can't wait to see this. I love Lio's design and would love to cosplay him.
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Kicksville



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Quote:
Masato Sakai as Kray Foresight, the administrator of the Independent Republic of Promepolis and chief director of the Foresight Foundation. He used to research fireproof building materials, but successfully developed an instant-freeze bullet that can put out a Burnish fire. Galo looks up to him.

So what's the over-under on him turning out to be evil
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ballinamon



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OMG, a femboy rival and Koyama as MR. GAR
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BaronViolet



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:23 am Reply with quote
Kamina has been reincarnated into a firefighter. Brilliant.
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CardamonPastel



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:26 am Reply with quote
Wyvern wrote:
wolf10 wrote:
I had to see the actor credit to confirm that he's a boy at all.


Nah, there have been plenty of anime characters over the years who are played by actors of a different gender.


That’s true but it’s very rare that female characters are played by men. VERY rare. And even when its happens, if a female character is voiced by a guy it’s usually as a joke. It’s mainly male characters being played by females voice actors.

This character is either a guy or gender non-conforming, since they didn’t use pronouns when describing “him”. In fact it looks like they avoided the usage of pronouns altogether.

Edit: Could also be that the characters gender is irrelevant because he isn’t human and likely only refers to himself in the first person, hence the lack of pronoun usage. Curious either way
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