News Nobuhiko Okamoto, Takuya Eguchi Join Hamatora Anime's Cast
posted on 2013-12-04 13:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the Hamatora "super-powered mystery x battle entertainment" mixed-media project revealed additional cast members, theme song performers, the premiere date, a new key visual (pictured above) for the television anime series part on Wednesday.
The new cast members include:
Atsushi Ono as Master, the owner of the "Nowhere" café where the Hamatora agency meets.
Yousuke Akimoto as Gasuke, a cop and Art's subordinate.
Takuya Eguchi as Mao, an underworld information broker who lives in Chinatown.
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Seo, a high school student who takes a certain request to Hamatora.
Ayaka Ohashi as Rei, a high school student and Seo's childhood friend.
Livetune featuring Yuuki Ozaki (from the rock band Galileo Galilei) will perform the opening theme song "FLAT." Vocaloid composer livetune previously provided the theme song for Devil Survivor 2, and Galileo Galilei performed theme songs for anohana, Gundam AGE, and Ookiku Furikabutte ~Natsu no Taikai-hen~.
The series will premiere on TV Tokyo on January 7 at 25:40 (effectively January 8 at 1:40 a.m.). The show will also air on TV Osaka, TV Aichi, and AT-X.
The story revolves around "Minimum" or "minor miracle"— special hereditary powers discovered only in an extremely limited number of humans. Those who possess such powers are known as "Minimum Holders."
Partners Nice and Murasaki form a detective agency called "Hamatora" in Yokohama in 2014 — but their "office" is a table at Cafe Nowhere where they and their friends wait for clients. An old acquaintance of theirs, a cop named Art, hires them for a serial murder case he is investigating, and they discover that the murder victims are all "Minimum Holders." As Minimum Holders themselves, Nice and Murasaki are drawn into this case, whether they like it or not.
The previously-announced cast members include:
The project is a collaboration between chief director Seiji Kishi (Danganronpa, Persona 4: The Animation, Angel Beats!), project composition writer Yukinori Kitajima (428 ~Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de~, Senran Kagura, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney) and original character designer Yuki Kodama (Blood Lad manga). Touko Machida (The [email protected]) and Jun Kumagai (Persona 4 scripts) are in charge of the anime series scripts, while Fantasista Utamaro is in charge of color art direction. Makoto Yoshimori (Durarara!!) is scoring the music at DIVE II entertainment. Yuu Wazu is adapting Kodama's designs at the relatively new anime studio NAZ (Take Your Way, assistance on Danganronpa and Devil Survivor 2). Hiroshi Kimura (Haitai Nanafa, Recorder and Randsell) is directing.
In addition to the anime, Kitajima and Kodama launched the manga in the 51st issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine on November 21. A video game "and more" will then follow.