Vividred Operation Anime's Himawari, Rei TV Ads Aired

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Aya Uchida, Maaya Uchida narrate latest character videos for series premiering January 10

The seventh and eighth commercials for Vividred Operation, the upcoming "girl science-fiction action" anime from ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine and Aniplex, began airing on Thursday. Voice actress Aya Uchida narrates the seventh commercial as the character Himawari Shinomiya, and Maaya Uchida narrates the eighth commercial as Rei Kuroki. Both characters are two of the main character Akane's classmates. Both videos also feature the opening theme song "Energy" by Earthmind.

The story is set in a peaceful time on a dreamlike world entirely made possible by science. Five years ago, the world's energy crisis was solved with the creation of the "Expression Engine." Akane is a 14-year-old girl who lives an impoverished but happy life with her little sister and grandfather. However the tranquil daily life that Akane enjoys is shattered by a threat, and she vows to face it in the red battle suit that wields immense power.

As previously revealed, Kazuhiro Takamura will be handling the direction and character designs for the series. Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, Guilty Crown) will be responsible for its scripts, and A-1 Pictures (The [email protected], AnoHana) will be handling the animation production. Hidari (Fractale, Natsuiro Kiseki, [email protected]) and supercell member redjuice (Guilty Crown) are contributing to the concept designs.

The main cast includes Ayane Sakura as Akane Isshiki, Rie Murakawa as Aoi Futaba, Aya Uchida as Himawari Shinomiya, Maaya Uchida as Rei Kuroki, and Asuka Ōgame as Momo Isshiki.

The series is set to premiere on January 10.

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