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Fafner: Exodus Anime's New Promo Features Narration by Heroine Maya

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Final Fantasy X, Sugar Sugar Rune actress Marika Matsumoto voices Maya for January anime

King Records began streaming a new promotional video for anime studio XEBEC zwei's upcoming Fafner sequel, Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Exodus, on Thursday. The video features narration by Marika Matsumoto (Final Fantasy X's Rikku, Sugar Sugar Rune's Chocolat) as her character, Maya Tōmi.

Text: How to celebrate the world
Text: No one is there anymore... The sense of touch remains... I probably won't be able to see the future that you make... Are you a person, or an enemy?
Text: We still can't understand each other, can we? You all and us... You let me ride the Fafner... A lot more people than this will be able to fight for a very long time... Even if we are destoryed, the island will survive.
Text: If only everyone would just disappear.
Maya: Hey... Kazuki. I'm sorry that I can't save anyone. The existence of despair... Humanity that opposes... The Last Hope... A choice in order to protect.
Text: Determination.
Text: Life
Text: Future
Maya: Sōkyū no Fafner Exodus. Are you over there?

The TV anime is scheduled to premiere in Japan in January. A preview screening of the series will be held in December at the Maihama Amphitheater.

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) as Sōshi Minashiro, and Marika Matsumoto (Final Fantasy X's Rikku, Sugar Sugar Rune's Chocolat) as Maya Tōmi. Kenshō Ono, Masahiko Tanaka, Minoru Shiraishi, Nobunaga Shimazaki, Satomi Arai, and Yui Ishikawa will also star.

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.

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