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Emon Unveils Evil or Live Animated Series for October Premiere

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series about teenagers in rehab facility for net addiction stars Shinichiro Ueda, Kouki Uchiyama, Chika Anzai

Emon Animation Company announced on Thursday that it is producing Evil or Live, an animated adaptation of a Tencent webcomic by Li Xiaonan that will premiere on Tokyo MX-1 on October 10. The show will have 12 episodes, with each episode being 25 minutes long.

Emon describes the show:

In this modern society, a new kind of "illness" is striking young boys and girls; Loneliness, disbelief and outrage push this generation to get more or more attached to Internet and technologies. The experts called those symptom "Net Addiction." To prevent that, a certain Rehabilitation Facility has been set up to "Lead the young man back to the right path." Enrolled to treat is addiction, Hibiki had no idea that this Rehabilition Facility is nothing more than a prison. In this place where it's not permitted to escape, how will Hibiki challenge despair in this hell?

The cast, and Emon's description of the characters, are as follows:

Shinichirō Ueda as Hibiki. The protagonist of the story, he used to be the ace of the track and field club in Junior High School. However, due to a certain circumstance, he got a severe Net Addiction and had to be transferred to the "Elite Retraining School."

Kōki Uchiyama as Shin, a mysterious student who receives special treatment at the "Elite Retraining School." The son of a rich family, he approached Hibiki as he was about to jump off the rooftop of the school right after enrolling. He needs Hibiki to carry out his plan.

Chika Anzai as Shiori, the student council president at the Elite Retraining School. She used to be in the same junior high school as Hibiki. She was very gentle and calm but now her personality has become ruthless.

Dong Yi is directing the anime at Emon, and Zhang Yuan and Chen Weiwen are the animation producers. Ling Zhengzhe is the art director. Shantian Gaifan and Mi Chong are the executive producers. Noemcore is performing the opening theme song "Soredemo Boku wa Ikite Iru" (I'm Still Alive).

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