Sentai Filmworks Adds Sunday Without God/Kamisama no Inai Nichiyōbi Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Fantasy anime based on Kimihito Irie's light novels premiered on Saturday

North American licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced at Anime Expo on Sunday that it has licensed the Kamisama no Inai Nichiyōbi television anime series under the title Sunday Without God. The 12-episode series is slated for release on home video in 2014.

Yuuji Kumazawa (Oda Nobuna no Yabō) is directing off scripts supervised by Tomoko Konparu (Kimi ni Todoke - From Me to You, NANA, Nodame Cantabile). Shinichi Miyamae designed the characters, while Studio Easter is producing the backgrounds. Satoshi Motoyama is serving as sound director, and Hiromi Mizutani (Hell Girl, Toriko, The Wallflower) is scoring the music courtesy of Starchild Records.

Cast members include:

  • Aki Toyosaki as Ai
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Hanpunii Hanbaato
  • Yuko Goto as Hana
  • Mamiko Noto as Scar
  • Keiji Fujiwara as Yurii Sakuma Domiitoriebicchi
  • Tetsuya Kakihara as Kiriko Zuburesuka
  • Mikako Komatsu as Urra Eureusu Hekumatika
  • Eri Kitamura as Dii Enjii Sutoratomittosu

The fantasy, which is based on a series of light novels by Kimihito Irie, is set 15 years after humans stopped being born and the dead stopped dying, since the world was abandoned by God. That left "Gravekeepers" with the unique task of giving the would-be dead peace. A girl named Ai is the only Gravekeeper in her village; she was born from a Gravekeeper mother and a human father 12 years ago. One day, a boy named Hanpunii Hanbaato appears and begins firing his pistol indiscriminately and setting the village on fire. Hanpunii confronts Ai with the shocking truth.

The anime series premiered in Japan on Saturday, and Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

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