News 'From the New World' Sci-Fi Anime's 3rd Promo Streamed
posted on 2012-09-07 09:43 EDT by Egan Loo
On Friday, the Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi posted the third promotional video for the From the New World (Shin Sekai Yori) anime. Although it is shorter than the second three-minute video, it contains mostly new footage. The character Saki Watanabe (as voiced by Risa Taneda) sings the song in the video.
Yūsuke Kishi's original novel is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children — the protagonist Saki, Satoru (Kanako Toujô), Maria (Kana Hanazawa), Mamoru (Haruka Kudou), and Shun (Mai Toudou) — have been born and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foilage. The world is ruled by people who have the "cursed power" or the "gods' power" of telekinesis.
After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fighting to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.
Masashi Ishihama (Read or Die animation director) is helming this Fall anime at A-1 Pictures with head scriptwriter Masashi Sogo (Bleach, Fairy Tail, Gantz). The series will begin airing in Japan on October 2.
Update: The video also reveals the voice cast for the main characters is partly different for when the characters are 14 years old in the story:
- Risa Taneda as Saki Watanabe
- Yuuki Kaji as Satoru Asahina
- Kana Hanazawa as Maria Akitsuki
- Motoki Takagi as Mamoru Itō
- Ayumu Murase as Shun Aonuma
The story unfolds in three parts — when the main characters are 12, 14, and 26 years old. Other cast members include Daisuke Namikawa as Suquiira and Hiroaki Hirata as Kirōmaru. Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web
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