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Production IMS, Orange to Produce Active Raid TV Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

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 series revealed on Saturday that Production IMS is animating the series and Orange is producing the 3D CG. The website also revealed a teaser visual (pictured at right) with the tagline, "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 Sōma) 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.

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