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Z/X Ignition Anime's 1st Promo Streamed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Naruto's Kazuhiko Inoue, Love Live!'s Aya Uchida, more also join voice cast for anime of Nippon Ichi and Broccoli's cardgame

Pony Canyon began streaming the first promotional video for Z/X Ignition, the anime adaptation of Nippon Ichi Software's trading card game Z/X Zillions of enemy X (ZX is pronounced as Zex), on Thursday. The video introduces the images of the characters, and also informs viewers of the voice cast.

The official website for the anime also revealed four new cast members for the anime:

The new cast will be joining Hiro Shimono as Asuka Tennōji, Yui Ogura as Azumi Kagamihara, Miyuki Sawashiro as Ayase Kamiyugi, Maaya Uchida as Chitose Aoba, Yūichi Nakamura as Mikado Kurosaki, and Hisako Kanemoto as Sera Kurashiki.

The story is set in the not-so-distant future. Five "Black Points" suddenly appeared around the world as portals to parallel worlds. Immediately after, strange creatures began their invasion from these portals. These creatures are the inhabitants of five worlds — the same worlds in different timeframes. In order to ensure their own future timeframe survives, each of the five invasion forces battle to wipe the other future timeframes out. The key is one card-shaped device.

The game advertises itself as the "first free" trading card game system since a free deck is offered at meets held by card shops and events. A PDF file is even posted online so people can print them out themselves. The card game has also been adapted into a PlayStation 3 game and a manga series.

The anime will premiere on Japanese television in January.

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