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Fate/Zero Creators' Aldnoah.Zero Previewed in 2nd Promo Video

posted on by Egan Loo
Space sci-fi robot anime from writer Gen Urobuchi & director Ei Aoki

The official Japanese website for the Aldnoah.Zero anime unveiled the second full promotional video and eighth visual on Saturday.

Asylum: What a beautiful planet... Earth. The origin of humankind.
Boy: 15 years since Heaven's Fall, huh? Those jerks from Mars really just do anything they want.
Yuki: I asked you to hold back on the alcohol, didn't I, captain?
Koichirō: Don't worry about it.
Girl: You idiot!
Inko: What's going on!?
Asylum: Someone must make the first step in order for Earth and Mars to be able to walk together.
Inaho: Even if that time comes, we won't even have the time to prepare for the regret to come. I can't bear to just sit and wait for that.
Man: We must show them the fist of justice!
Koichirō: You're telling me that brainwashing kids with these screwed-up musings is my job? Don't make me laugh.
Yuki: You are in fact a very proper soldier.
Man: Proud knights of Mars! The time has come! It is time to carry out our mission!
Slaine: Please... Deploy me!

The series will begin streaming on the Aniplex Channel, Hulu, Crunchyroll and Daisuki services this July.

Aniplex of America describes the story:

The story features inhabitants of Earth and Mars waging in an interplanetary war. The story touches upon the effects wars have on a country's government and its people.

War is coming...
The two powers will soon clash with one another and by military force, start killing each other.

Humanity has clearly split into two and currently there is no way these groups will once again unite. Humanity celebrates this transient time of peace as they slowly dismiss from their minds the scars their ancestors bore in the past. No one realized that with one little push their world canfall to its destruction.

Just one little spark will do.
Preparations are steadily on its way.
Then we shall see the end to this false peace.

But, there are men who realize the approach of this inevitable war. Most of them are close to the military. Though, of course these men are well aware that they have no power to remedy this situation. For that is why they are deep in despair. Among the soldiers that I have had contact with, there were even men who were depressed when they realized the impending war. Even then, as far as the people of Shinawara City, I did not feel that any of them had any sense of danger. While in their minds, they knew that war was unavoidable but they could not help but to continue living each day as if nothing was changed. That is all I can say about that. Humanity has grown too used to this false peace.

Humanity does not go to war because they know that they possess a clear sense of justice within their troops. Also, they do not declare war because they are confident of their own victories. The reason man goes to war is simple. War exists simply because there are men who wish to wage

We just need one simple reason.
For that reason, our plans are right on track.
There is no way of avoidance.
I will say it once more.
War is coming.

The main cast for the July anime includes:
Natsuki Hanae as Inaho Kaizuka
He is anything but passionate, and he operates on logic, rather than emotions.

Kensho Ono as Slaine Troyard
His family were relative newcomers among those who migrated from Earth to Mars.

Sora Amamiya as Asseylum Vers Allushia
She is a pacifist who carries the aura of a princess.

Sachika Misawa as Rayet Areash
Rayet is a girl who lives in the city Shin-Ashihara.

Mikako Komatsu as Inko Amifumi
Inko is a high school student who lives on Earth. She is a student council member as well as classmate and childhood friend of Inaho.

Taishi Murata as Calm Craftman
Calm is a high school student who lives on Earth. He is also Inaho's classmate.

Ai Kakuma as Nina Klein
Nina is a high school student who lives on Earth. She is also Inaho's classmate and a close friend to Inko.

Yoshitaka Yamaya as Okisuke Mikuni
Okisuke is a high school student who lives on Earth. He is also Inaho's classmate, and his nickname is "Okojo" (ermine).

Sayaka Ohara as Yuki Kaiduka
Sayaka is a warrant officer for the Earth Federation Forces. She is Inaho's older sister.

Kazuya Nakai as Koichiro Marito
Koichiro is a captain in the Earth Federation Forces. He is a drill instructor at Ashihara High School, where Inaho and his friends are students.

Kousuke Toriumi as Soma Yagarai
Soma is a doctor who lives in Shin-Ashihara.

Ai Kayano as Darzana Magbaredge
Darzana is a colonel in the Earth Alliance Forces.

Yu Shimamura as Kaoru Mizusaki
Kaoru is a lieutenant colonel in the Earth Alliance Forces and Darzana's assistant.

Inori Minase as Eddelrittuo
A martian. She is Asseylum's maid, and devotedly serves her.

Sho Hayami as Cruhteo
A martian. His court rank is earl. He is friends with Saazbaum.

Toru Ohkawa as Saazbaum
A martian. His court rank is earl. He is friends with Cruhteo.

Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) is writing the series with Fate/Zero director Ei Aoki at A-1 Pictures and TROYCA. Katsuhiko Takayama is in charge of the series scripts. Manga artist Takako Shimura (Wandering Son, Sweet Blue Flowers) provided the original character designs, which Atsuko Matsumoto is adapting for the anime. I-IV and Kenji Teraoka are designing the mecha, and Hiroyuki Sawano is scoring the music.

Pop trio Kalafina will perform the opening theme song "Heavenly blue."

The series will premiere on July 5 on the Tokyo MX TV, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV stations, as well as on the niconico streaming service in Japan.

Thanks to Dennis R and Kagayaki for the news tips

Images © Olympus Knights/Aniplex, Project AZ

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