Fafner Exodus Sequel's 2-Minute Promo Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Makoto Ishii, Kohei Kiyasu, Marika Matsumoto star in anime premiering next January

The official website for anime studio XEBEC zwei's upcoming Fafner sequel, Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Exodus, began streaming the second promotional video earlier this week. The anime will premiere next January.

The narrator in the video says that humanity lives in a peaceful era that was obtained through many sacrifices. He asks what exactly humanity was looking for as they continued to hold the possibility of losing everything. When asked what he plans to do for his career since everyone else has decided, Kazuki Makabe replies that he will learn something, and start to do something, but says that he would be unhappy if that meant he would have to leave something behind. He adds that since the place he lives is where his precious comrades used to be, so he wants to stay there. At the end of the video, the narrator says, “There are two hopes.”

The cast will star Makoto Ishii (Shangri-La's Kunihito, Tears to Tiara's Arthur) as Kazuki Makabe, Kohei Kiyasu (The Prince of Tennis' Kaoru, Hajime no Ippo: Rising's IPPO) as Sōshi Minashiro, and Marika Matsumoto (Final Fantasy X's Rikku, Sugar Sugar Rune's Chocolat) as Maya Tōmi.

The anime will also have advance screenings in theaters starting this December. The first series will re-run on Tokyo MX TV starting this April. The planned 26-episode television anime is set in the year 2151, two and a half years after the film Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth. The 10th-anniversary project will reunite the main staff from the first Fafner television series, including director Nobuyoshi Habara at XEBEC zwei and Xebec. Tow Ubukata is writing the project, and King Records' Gou Nakanishi is a producer.

The main staff list includes:

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