News Aniplex USA to Release Superhero Anime Samurai Flamenco
posted on 2013-09-16 18:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Aniplex of America announced on Monday that it will release the Fall television anime Samurai Flamenco. The anime will begin streaming as it airs this October, and the company is "planning a home release version of Samurai Flamenco on disc."
Aniplex of America describes the anime's story:
Masayoshi Hazama: a man who has become a superhero “by himself” with no superhuman powers or any sort of high-tech conversions, NONE!! Hidenori Goto: a cop who found out the true identity of “the superhero” by a strange twist of fate and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to Hazama, the superhero. This is the story of the birth of a true hero featuring these two young men with a touch of comedy and serious drama, while they come face to face with hardships as they search for the true meaning of becoming a hero of justice in this world!
The cast includes:
Toshiki Masuda as Masayoshi Hazama: 19 years old. A model for a male fashion magazine. His grandfather loved tokusatsu (special effects) hero shows, and that love rubbed off onto him, and he has longed to be a hero since he was a child. At long last due to his grandfather's invention he debuts as the new hero "Samurai Flamenco." Will he be the one to bring down the hammer of justice on the evil of the world?
Tomokazu Sugita as Hidenori Goto: 24 years old. Currently serving as a policeman. He's very diligent in his work as a policeman, but privately he doesn't particularly have a strong sense of justice. He is a very normal young man. One day by chance, he encounters Samurai Flamenco, and afterward his days become busy.
Haruka Tomatsu as Mari Maya: 18 years old. Central member of the "Mineral Miracle Muse" idol group. A talented young woman who composes and writes lyrics. A bright and energetic mood-maker who is able to connect with anyone without discrimination.
M.A.O as Mizuki Misawa: 19 years old. Leader of "Mineral Miracle Muse." From Kansai. Takes care of people and holds the group together.
Erii Yamazaki as Moe Morita: 17 years old. Member of "Mineral Miracle Muse." A high school student with a reserved and carefree personality. A native English speaker.
Juurouta Kosugi as Joji Kaname: 43 years old. An action star who used to star in the hero TV series "Red Axe." It seems he likes to travel to every corner of the world.
Toru Ohkawa as Jun Harazuka: 48 years old. A man in the prime of his life who works in the development division of the major stationary company Monsters Stationary.
Chie Nakamura as Sumi Ishihara: 28 years old. A competent manager for the entertainment production company Caesar Pro. She struggles hard every day in order to market justice in today's society.
Satoshi Mikami as Akira Konno: 32 years old. Manages the web news site "High Rollers Hi!" He has taken an interest in Samurai Flamenco and schemes to find out his true identity.
Fuji TV previously revealed that Takahiro Omori (Durarara, Natsume's Book of Friends, Baccano!, Princess Jellyfish) is directing Samurai Flamenco, while Chinatsu Kurahana (Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%, Aquarion Evol original character designs) is designing the characters. Hideyuki Kurata (Oreimo, Now and Then, Here and There, The World God Only Knows) will handle the series composition, and Yoshimitsu Yamashita (Mushibugyō, Blade of the Immortal, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~) will adapt Kurahana's character designs for animation. Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Karneval, Deadman Wonderland) is producing the series.
Spyair is performing the opening theme song "Just One Life," and Tomatsu, M.A.O, and Yamasaki will perform the ending theme song "Date TIME" as their idol group Mineral Miracle Muse.
The anime's tagline reads, "To those 'adults' who don't want to become adults..." and "Hero will never give up, never hide, never be defeated, never accept evil." The series will air for half a year.
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