News Fūun Ishin Dai Shogun Robot Anime's 1st Promo Streamed
posted on 2014-03-19 09:10 EDT
Kadokawa began streaming the first promotional video for the Fūun Ishin Dai Shogun anime on Wednesday. The promo features the anime's opening theme, “Tamashii RISES” (Soul Rises) by Kyoco. Tetsuya Kakihara narrates the video as his character Keiichirō Tokugawa, who tells viwers that “a man who aims to unite a Japan that never reformed sets his plans in motion.” At the end of the video, he yells, “This is the sunrise of Japan!!”
The video reveals that Yu Kobayashi, Yoko Hikasa, and Takehito Koyasu will join the cast. The official website also lists that Saeko Zogo (Maken-Ki! Battling Venus) will perform the ending theme song.
The newly-announced members will join:
Premiering on April 9th, this action romance anime will featuregiant robots in a parallel-world Japan in which the Meiji Restoration never happened. ILCA's Kazuya Sasahara (Cat Shit One: The Animated Series) planned the project, and Takashi Watanabe (Shakugan no Shana, Slayers) is directing it at J.C. Staff and A.C.G.T.
In the late Edo period, Japan faced an unprecedented crisis with the arrival of black ships from overseas. However, Japan drove away the black ships thanks to Onigami, giant robots that have existed in Japan since the ancient times. The country has remained in self-imposed seclusion from foreigners ever since. The story begins in this Japan that never experienced the Meiji Restoration.
Project-D is credited with the original story, and Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Freedom, episodes of Cowboy Bebop) is in charge of the series scripts. Hiroya Iijima is adapting Shunya Yamashita's original character designs for animation. Makoto Ishiwata of Nitroplus is handling mecha designs.
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