Viz Media to Stream Coppelion Sci-Fi Military Action Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media began streaming a trailer on Monday to announce that it will simulcast Coppelion, the television anime adaptation of Tomonori Inoue's science-fiction military action manga. Viz will stream the series starting on October 2 on its VizAnime.com website and Hulu.
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 anime will premiere in Japan on October 2 on the AT-X channel.
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. Angela is performing both the opening and ending theme songs. The series stars Haruka Tomatsu, Kana Hanazawa, and Satomi Akesaka.
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.