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Coppelion Anime's 2nd Promo Confirms Staff, Premiere

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
GoHands to animate sci-fi military show premiering October 2

The official website for the the anime adaptation of Tomonori Inoue's Coppelion science-fiction military action manga updated with a second promotional video, additional staff listings, and release information on Thursday. Musical duo angela will perform the series' opening and ending theme songs.

The following are joining the cast:

Tomohiro Satō as Ibuse

Koutarou Nakamura as Kurobee-Oyakata

Hiroshi Naka as Gennai Ishikawa

Masahiko Tanaka as Gojirō Kajii

Mamiko Noto as Ibuki Kajii

The series also stars:

Haruka Tomatsu as Ibara Naruse

Kana Hanazawa as Aoi Fukasaku

Satomi Akesaka as Taeko Nomura

Kenichi Suzumura as Haruto Kurosawa

Yui Horie as Kanon Ozu

Maaya Sakamoto as Shion Ozu

Rikiya Koyama as Onihei Mishima

Shingo Suzuki (K, Mardock Scramble films) is directing the series and handling the character designs. Makoto Nakamura (Princess Lover!, Cuticle Detective Inaba) is in charge of series composition and Hiroshi Okubo (K, Mardock Scramble films) is handling mechanical designs. The animation is being produced at studio GoHands (K, Mardock Scramble films) with series directors Susumu Kudo and Hiromitsu Kanazawa. Mikio Endo is scoring the soundtrack, and Hiroshi Okubo is handling the mechanical designs.

The anime will premiere on October 2 on the AT-X channel.

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.

Thanks to Woun Thisworld for the news tip.

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