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Manga, Anime Planned for Sega's World Destruction RPG

posted on by Egan Loo
Media tie-ins to start in July to promote latest game from Xenogears creators

The May 9 issue (released on April 25) of Weekly Famitsu magazine has announced that Sega is launching a World Destruction role-playing game for the Nintendo DS console, and the game developer is planning to start manga and anime spinoffs in July. The game staff features several staffers of the acclaimed Xenogears title, including scenario writer Masato Kato (Chono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII), character designer Kunihiko Tanaka (Xenosaga Episode I, Key the Metal Idol, Ruin Explorers manga), and sound supervisor Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Mario Party, Xenosaga). The game centers on a youth named Kirie Irunisu who secretly possesses the power to destroy the world. He is forced to join a party that aims not to save the world, but to eradicate it and start anew.

Production I.G will produce the anime version with director Shunsuke Tada (The Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament, Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations). Masahiro Yokotani (Reideen) will supervise and co-write the scripts, and Keita Matsumoto (Blood+, xxxHOLiC key animation) will adapt the Tanaka's character designs. Yoshihiro Ike (Blood: The Last Vampire, Karas, Flag) will compose the music. Maaya Sakamoto (Escaflowne, Tsubasa) will voice the main heroine Morute Āshera, and Mamoru Miyano (Death Note, Gundam 00) and Yū Kobayashi (Negima!, School Rumble) will play her party members Kirie and Ri A, respectively. (Morute will play a bigger role in the anime version.) Hiroyuki Yoshino (Blood+, Gundam 00) and Daisuke Ono (Air, Shina Dark) round out the cast as Agan Mādoru and Naja Gurefu, respectively. The voice for the mascot character Toppi Topuran has yet to be announced.

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