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Arata-naru Sekai Anime's Cast, Character Designs Revealed

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for Hitoma Iruma's mixed-media project Arata-naru Sekai revealed the anime's main cast and character designs on Wednesday. The Studio Madhouse, production company Aniplex, and musical composer Naoki Chiba ("naotyu-") are using Iruma's script to create the anime about the future part of the project's story. Marina Kawano (A-Channel, Natsume's Book of Friends) is contributing a theme song.

The main cast members are:

Risa Taneda as Yakusa

Yuka Iguchi as Hoshigaoka

Rumi Ookubo as Hongō

Yumi Uchiyama as Itsushiya

Yoriko Nagata as Arata

The story follows a "time researcher" and a group of children in a depopulated world that finds itself stuck in time. In order to save humanity, some of the characters are chosen to travel to the future (depicted in the anime), and others to the past (depicted in the manga), while those who are deemed unsuitable for the technology stay in the present (depicted in the novel.)

For the manga about the story's past, Iruma is collaborating with artist Kendi Oiwa (Goth, Tsukumo Happy Soul, Welcome to the N.H.K.). For the novel about the story's present day, he is collaborating with illustrator Kurehito Misaki.

[Via 0takomu]

Images © Hitoma Iruma/ASCII Media Works/Arata-naru Sekai Project

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