Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road's 1st TV Ad Introduces Main Cast

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
KENN, Megumi Han star in 3-hour special airing on December 31

The official website for began for Bushiroad's revived Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road anime project began streaming the special's first commercial on Thursday. The commercial previews Yasuharu Takanashi's (Naruto Shippūden, Gantz, Shiki) background music, and introduces the main cast.

KENN stars in the show as Yagyū Suō, Megumi Han will play Ame, Kousuke Toriumi will play Kazusa Shin, Akio Ohtsuka will play Sanda, Shūta Morishima will play Tsukiyomi, Tomo Saeki will play Hashiba Hinata, and Chihiro Suzuki will play Maeda Kagato. Additionally, Izumi Kitta will play the maid Hana, Sora Tokui will play the maid Yuzu, Mikoi Sasaki will play the maid Eri, Suzuko Mimori will play the maid Rin, and Miki Itou will play Ame's mother.

The story takes place in a time when the world is in the pits of despair after being ravaged by a poison called "shinobi" that came to earth via an asteroid. The people run away to the place called "Kairiku," a place that used to be the bottom of the ocean. Here, the people try and protect themselves against the effects of the poison. In such a world, there was a single light of hope. The "Holy Weapon Giga Road" and the legendary warrior "Yagyū" are needed in order to counter the effects of the poison. In order to save the world, Ame, a princess of a fallen nation, stands up in order to save the world.

Masayuki Sakoi (Princess Resurrection, Needless) is helming the project with assistant director and special skills director Satoshi Mori (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers). Nitroplus writers Norimitsu Kaihō (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet episodes, Guilty Gear games) and Ukyō Kodachi (Macross Frontier novels, Mobile Suit Gundam Age novels) are scripting the project in collaboration with Sayaka Harada (Library War, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan). Mai Toda (Holy Knight) is designing the characters based on the original art of Shinov Mimori of Nitroplus. Niθ (Nitroplus), Makoto Ishiwata (Nitroplus), and Takeshi Takakura are designing the mecha. Chuuouhigashiguchi (Nitroplus) and Takeshi Takakura are designing the creatures. Masatoshi Ono (Hunter × Hunter, Mama wa Poyopoyo-Saurus ga Osuki) is contributing the titular ending theme song. Bushiroad President Takaaki Kidani is credited as the original concept creator and executive producer, while the late novelist Sunao Yoshida (Trinity Blood) is credited as the original story creator alongside Nitroplus and Bushiroad itself.

The anime will air as a three-hour special on Tokyo MX and BS11 on December 31 starting at 7:00 p.m.

The anime is a collaboration between Bushiroad, video distributor Bandai Visual, software company Nitroplus, and anime studio Kinema Citrus. The mecha mixed-media project was originally announced in 2003 as a collaboration between Gainax, Takara, and Broccoli, and its television anime movie would have aired in 2005.

Jun Sasameyuki (Hanasaku Iroha: Green Girls Graffiti) and Kinema Citrus are currently serializing a manga side story titled Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road Side: Suou in the Monthly Bushiroad magazine.

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