New Samurai Flamenco TV Ad Previews Manglobe's Animation
posted on 2013-10-08 13:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Samurai Flamenco television anime series began streaming a 15-second commercial on Tuesday to commemorate two more days before the show premieres on Fuji TV's late-night noitamina programming block. Toshiki Masuda as Masayoshi Hazama narrates the ad, which also features animated footage.
Takahiro Omori (Natsume's Book of Friends, Baccano!, Princess Jellyfish) is directing the series, 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 "Just One Life," and cast members Haruka Tomatsu, M.A.O, and Erii Yamazaki as their fictional idol group Mineral Miracle Muse will perform the ending song "Date TIME."
The story follows Masayoshi Hazama (Toshiki Masuda), a man who becomes a superhero "by himself" without superpowers or technology, and Hidenori Goto (Tomokazu Sugita), a cop who finds out Hazama's true identity and thus constantly gets in trouble thanks to "the superhero." 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 show also stars Chie Nakamura as Sumi Ishihara, Juurouta Kosugi as Joji Kaname, Satoshi Mikami as Akira Konno, and Toru Ohkawa as Jun Harazuka.
The series will air for half a year, beginning on October 10. Aniplex of America has licensed the show for streaming and home video release in North America, and Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs.