Code Geass Director Taniguchi's Active Raid Anime Posts Visual

posted on by Egan Loo

A teaser website for the Active Raid: Kidō Kyōshūshitsu Dai-Hakkei (Active Raid: Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit) television anime opened on Saturday and posted a teaser visual. The tagline on the website reads, "Jōshiki Bye-Bye!" (Bye-Bye, Common Sense!).

The story is set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire. It follows the Eighth Unit of the Fifth Special Public Security Section's Third Mobile Assault Division — popularly called "The Eighth" — who don powered armor "Willware" exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.

Goro Taniguchi (Planetes, Code Geass, Maria the Virgin Witch) will serve as chief director on this new original television anime. Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman., Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth, Castle Town Dandelion) is directing the anime, and Naruhisa Arakawa (MAOYU, Spice and Wolf, Outbreak Company) is writing the scripts. Artist and manga creator Shun Saeki (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma) is drawing the original character designs, while Asako Nishida (Love Live, Simoun, Vampire Knight) is designing the characters for animation. Kotaro Nakagawa (Planetes, Code Geass, Prison School) is composing the music.

The anime will premiere next January on Tokyo MX and other channels. The full website for the anime will formally open on October 22.

Taniguchi's Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion robot action series premiered in Japan in 2006, and spawned a second season in 2008, as well as manga, drama CD, and original video anime spinoffs. He most recently directed the Maria the Virgin Witch television anime series.

Update: Production IMS is animating the series, and Orange is producing the 3D CG. Thanks, Pariston_Hill

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