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Coppelion Anime Gets 'Reboot' With Previews at Anime Expo, Japan Expo

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Haruka Tomatsu, Kana Hanazawa, Satomi Akesaka to star in Fall TV anime

The wraparound jacket band on the 18th volume of Tomonori Inoue's Coppelion science-fiction military action manga is announcing on Friday that the television anime adaptation plans will get a "reboot." The anime will premiere this Fall on the BS-11 channel and other venues. The first episode will debut at Japan Expo in Paris and Anime Expo in Los Angeles this month.

The volume also announced the main voice cast:

  • Haruka Tomatsu as Ibara Naruse
  • Kana Hanazawa as Aoi Fukasaku
  • Satomi Akesaka as Taeko Nomura

The story is set in 2036, after radioactive contamination from a nuclear accident has put Tokyo under a blockade. Three high school girls have been sent to this dead city. Thanks to genetic engineering, the three girls have been impervious to radioactivity since birth. They form a special forces unit, codenamed "Coppelion," in the 3rd Division of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force.

The manga began in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine in 2008 and moved to Monthly Young Magazine last year. Weekly Young Magazine announced a Coppelion television anime in 2010, but the plans were put on hold after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

[Via IEEE802.11]


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