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Gangsta. Animation Project is Summer TV Anime From Manglobe

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kenjiro Tsuda, Junichi Suwabe, Mamiko Noto, more star in anime scheduled for July 2015 premiere

The official Twitter account for the drama CD and anime project adapting Kohske's Gangsta. manga announced on Sunday that the anime project previously announced will be a TV anime series with animation by Manglobe (The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke, Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties). The announcement was made at a Gangsta. drama CD event earlier on Sunday.

Shukou Murase (Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic, Genocidal Organ) will direct the anime with series composition by Shinichi Inotsume (Hayate the Combat Butler, The Pilot's Love Song), and Koichi Hatsumi (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King, Deadman Wonderland) is credited as series director. Yōichi Ueda will design the characters for the anime, and Tsutchie (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) will compose the music for the soundtrack. The series is scheduled to premiere in July 2015.

As previously announced, the cast will star:

Kenjiro Tsuda as Nicolas Brown
Junichi Suwabe as Worick Arcangelo
Mamiko Noto as Alex Benedetto
Ami Koshimizu as Constance Raveau
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Doug
Kana Ueda as Loretta Cristiano Amodio
Katsuhisa Houki as Daniel Monroe
Mikako Komatsu as Ginger
Takahiro Sakurai as Marco Adriano
Takuya Kirimoto as Ivan Grazef
Tetsu Inada as Galahad Woeho
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Miles Meyer
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Gina Paulklee
Satoshi Mikami as Theo
Aoi Yūki as Mina
Tomoaki Maeno as Yang
Tomohisa Hashizume as Delico
Tetsuo Kaneo as Chad Adkins
Kaito Ishikawa as Cody Balfour

The animation project was announced in July, but the announcement did not specify if the anime was a series, OVA, film, or other work.

The manga revolves around Nick and Worick, two men who take on jobs from both the mafia and the police in the town of Ergastulum, a rotten town filled with mafia, hoodlums, prostitutes, and dirty cops.

Kohske launched the original manga in Shinchosha's Monthly Comic @Bunch magazine in 2010, and Shinchosha published the sixth compiled volume on July 9. Viz has licensed the series for North American release, and the company shipped the third compiled volume in English on August 19.

Update: Article updated to reflect newly-opened website. Thanks, sugarwater.

[Via 0takomu]

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