Classicaloid TV Anime Slated to Premiere on October 8
posted on by Jordain Haley-Banez
The official Twitter account for the television anime Classicaloid announced that episodes will begin airing October 8, 5:30 p.m. JST (October 8, 4:30 a.m. EST) on the NHK E-Tele station.
Yoichi Fujita (Gintama anime franchise, Mr. Osomatsu) is directing the anime at Sunrise. Makoto Tsuchibayashi (Sengoku Basara franchise) is serving as original character designer. Seiichi Hashimoto (Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress) is adapting the character designs for animation. Chaika - The Coffin Princess and Outbreak Company original creator Ichiro Sakaki and Michihiro Tsuchiya (PriPara, Cross Game) are overseeing the series' scripts by Miya Asakawa (Polar Bear's Café, Noein - to your other self), Tsuyoshi Kida (Bleach), Kyo Kogure (Satomi-chan Chino 8 Danshi light novels author), and Shu Matsubara (Mr. Osomatsu).
Masashi Hamauzu (Good Luck Girl!, Taifū no Noruda) will be the main composer for the series, and Daisuke Asakura is joining the anime's staff as the producer for Liszt.
The series' is assigning "mujik" producers for composers within the series. Tomoyasu Hotei (Transformers live-action film) is producing for Beethoven, tofubeats is producing for Mozart, and Tsunku♂ (Hello! Project composer/lyricist) is producing for Bach.
The story follows high school students Kanae and Sōsuke, who live in a provincial town that is trying to revitalize itself with music. One day, suddenly "Classicaloid" versions of Beethoven and Mozart appear in front of Kanae and Sōsuke. When the suspicious-looking Classicaloids play music they call "mujik," it has a strange power: stars start to fall, and giant robots appear. Now every day is tumultuous. Eventually, more Classicaloids start to appear such as Bach, Chopin, and Schubert. What is the great power that the Classicaloids have? Are they friends or foe to humanity?
The show's music will include pop, rock, techno, and other arrangements of famous classical works, arranged by well-known Japanese musicians. The official website states that the show will also feature "battles, slapstick comedy, heartwarming stories, and light love(?)."