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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Nozomi Yamamoto Lead Absolute Duo Anime's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Atsushi Nakayama directs series with series composition by Takamitsu Kouno at 8-Bit for TV anime adapting action light novels

The December issue of Media Factory's Comic Alive magazine is announcing on Monday the cast and staff of the television anime adaptation of Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi's Absolute Duo light novel series.

The cast is as follows:

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tōru Kokonoe

Nozomi Yamamoto as Yurie Sigtuna

Ayaka Suwa as Tomoe Tachibana

Ayaka Imamura as Miyabi Hotaka

Haruka Yamazaki as Lilith Bristol

Atsushi Nakayama (A Dark Rabbit Has Seven Lives, Is This a Zombie? episode director) will direct the anime at 8-Bit (Infinite Stratos, Grisaia no Kajitsu) with series composition by Takamitsu Kouno (Minami-ke Tadaima, Kyo no Gononi). Keiichi Sano (Heaven's Memo Pad, Strike the Blood) will design the characters for the series, and will also serve as animation director along with Norie Tanaka (M3 the dark metal chief animation director, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic episode animation director).

The cast is formally scheduled to be announced during a Nico Nico live broadcast on Saturday, along with other "surprise" information.

The story begins with Blaze — a weapon that is the manifestation of a human's soul. Tōru Kokonoe happens to be qualified for this, but for some reason his Blaze is not a weapon, but a shield. Moreover, he enrolled in a school that teaches combat skills, and thanks to the school's Duo partner system, he ends up living with a beautiful silver-haired girl named Yurie Sigtuna (a reference to the Sweden town, Sigtuna), a study-abroad student from Gimlé (a location in Norse mythology) within the Nordic countries.

Hiiragi-Boshi launched the light novel series with art by Yū Asaba in 2012, and Media Factory's MF Bunko published the fifth volume in June. Shinichirō Nariie launched a manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine last July, and another spinoff manga series is serializing in Monthly Comic Alive.

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