ARMS Animates Brynhildr in the Darkness for April Premiere
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The first 2014 issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing on Thursday that studio ARMS (MAOYU, Queen's Blade) will animate the anime adaptation of Lynn Okamoto's (Elfen Lied, Nononono) Gokukoku no Brynhildr (Brynhildr in the Darkness) science fiction manga. The series will premiere in April.
The original manga revolves around high school boy Ryōta Murakami, who cannot forget his female childhood friend whom he let die in an accident. Feeling that he must fulfill their promise of proving the existence of aliens, he has continuously looked up at the sky as a member of the astronomy club. One day, a girl named Neko Kuroha who looks exactly like his childhood friend appears as a transfer student. It turns out that she is a magic-user that has run away from a research lab.
Kenichi Imaizumi (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Student Council's Discretion Level 2) is directing the anime off scripts by Yukinori Kitajima (428 ~Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de~, Senran Kagura, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Hamatora). Hiroaki Karasu (episode animation director on Gatchaman Crowds, Kimikiss pure rouge) is serving as character designer and chief animation director.
Okamoto began the manga in Young Jump in 2011. Shueisha released the sixth compiled volume of the manga on September 19.
Erratum: Spelling of the name of animation director Hiroaki Karasu has been corrected.
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