Preview Yoko Kanno's Terror in Resonance Soundtrack

posted on 2014-06-19 15:45 EDT by Karen Ressler
OST to ship July 9; anime to premiere July 5 at Anime Expo

The official website for the upcoming anime Terror in Resonance is now hosting several preview tracks of Yoko Kanno's (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) original soundtrack here. Icelandic artist Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir is in charge of the soundtrack design.

The soundtrack will ship on July 9 for 3,000 yen (US$29). Several retailers, including Aniplex+, Animate, Gamers, Tower Record, HMV, Tsutaya, and Sony Music Shop, will offer a Terror in Resonance shopper bag as a gift with purchase. Aniplex+ will also offer a special LP jacket by character designer Kazuto Nakazawa, Tower Record will offer a jacket photograph sticker, HMV will offer a postcard-size illustration, and Noitamina shop will offer a bromide.

Funimation will stream the anime series as it airs, and describes the "suspense-filled intellectual thriller":

In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.

While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children – children who shouldn't even exist – masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber – and pull the trigger on this world.

The cast includes:

Kaito Ishikawa as Nine
Nine is a calm young man with a bright mind who attends high school with Twelve. However, his true motive is wrapped in mystery.

Atsumi Tanezaki as Risa Mishima
Risa Mishima attends the high school Nine and Twelve transfer into. She is bullied in her class, and had problems at home as well. By meeting Twelve, her fate changes into something unbelievable.

Sōma Saitō as Twelve
Twelve is a young man who with a childlike innocence. He treats Nine like a big brother, and goes to the same high school with him. He also works alongside him.

Shunsuke Sakuya as Shibasaki
Shibasaki is a detective in the metropolitan police department. He used to work in the investigations division but now works in the records division. He's a contemporary of the head of the terror incident investigation.

Megumi Han as Five
Five is a nuclear scientist for NEST, an organization that works with the FBI.

The website also unveiled a new key visual:

Anime Expo will host the world premiere of the anime in Los Angeles on July 5 at 1:30 p.m. The anime will also premiere that same weekend at Japan Expo in Paris. A preview event with a cast talkshow will be held in Japan on June 28 and 29.

Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) will direct the series at the anime studio MAPPA. Kazuto Nakazawa (Samurai Champloo) is designing the characters. Other staff members include:

Assistant Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa
Color key: Kunio Tsujita
Art director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
CG Director: Yuushi Koshida
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Tamura
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose

In Japan, the anime will premiere on Noitamina block on July 10.

Images © Zankyō no Terror Production Committee

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