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Kana Asumi, Nobuhiko Okamoto Join Unbreakable Machine-Doll Anime

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Queen's Blade's Kinji Yoshimoto to direct the anime at animation studio Lerche

The official website for the Unbreakable Machine-Doll (Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai) anime revealed 4 new additional cast members and staff for the television adaptation of Reiji Kaitō's light novels. The cast remains the same as the 2010 drama CDs:

Shizuka Itou, Yui Ogura, Yūki Ono, Yūki Kaji, Ai Kayano, Takahiro Sakurai, Risa Taneda, Asuka Nishi, Mamiko Noto, Kana Hanazawa, and Yukana have also been announced to be in the cast, although the names of their characters have not been revealed as of yet.

In addition, the website announced that Kinji Yoshimoto (Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin, Genshiken 2) will be directing the anime at animation studio Lerche from scripts by Yuuko Kakihara (Persona 4 The Animation, Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmon-Bu). Atsuko Watanabe (The Everyday Tales of a Cat God, Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmon-Bu) will be handling the character designs, and GENCO will be producing the anime. The website also posted the first piece of key visual art featuring main heroine Yaya (seen at right).

Also reprising their roles, Hiro Shimono will play Raishin Akabane, a boy puppeteer who travels from Japan to study at the highest institution for "Machinart" (the craft of making automatons). Hitomi Harada will play Yaya, Raishin's female automaton who accompanies him on his trip.

Kaito launched the light novel series with illustrations by LLO (Mushi-Uta, Oreshura) in 2009, and the 10th volume shipped in January. Hakaru Takagi launched a manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine in 2010.

The anime will premiere in Japan this autumn.

[Via 0takomu]

Image © Reiji Kaitō, Media Factory/Unbreakable Machine-Doll Production Committee

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