News Sunrise Robot Anime Valvrave the Liberator's 2nd Promo Streamed
posted on 2013-03-09 16:20 EST by Sarah Nelkin
The second full promotional video for Sunrise's Valvrave the Liberator (Kakumeiki Valvrave) television anime series began airing in Japan early Friday morning. The promo features "Boku Janai," (It's Not Me) the anime's first ending theme song as performed by the duo Angela (Seitokai Yakuindomo, K, Asura Cryin')
The story is set the year Shinreki ("True Calendar") 71, when 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of space cities. Between two major powers — the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — there is a small neutral nation called Jiōru that has prospered economically. The protagonist Haruto (voiced by Ryota Ohsaka), a high school student who lives in Jiōru, encounters the mysterious "forbidden" humanoid weapon Valvrave when the Dorushia army invades.
Kou Matsuo (Kurenai, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Rozen Maiden) is directing the series at Sunrise. Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Negima!, Guilty Crown) is handling the series composition. Manga creator Katsura Hoshino (D. Gray-Man) is handling the original character designs for the series, and Tatsuya Suzuki (Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record: Avant-Title) is adapting Hoshino's designs for animation. Makoto Ishiwata (Robotics;Notes, Blassreiter) of Nitroplus, Naohiro Washio (Bodacious Space Pirates, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Fafner), and Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, Armored Trooper Votoms, Yatterman) are handling mechanical design.
The anime will premiere on April 11 on MBS's "Animeism" late-night programming block. T.M. Revolution and Nana Mizuki are performing the opening theme song "Preserved Roses" together. The singer elisa is performing the second ending theme song.
Images © Sunrise/VVV Committee, MBS