Absolute Duo Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Konomi Suzuki Song

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Anime based on Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi's light novels to premiere on January 4

Media Factory began streaming the first promotional video on Friday for the television anime of Takumi Hiiragi-Boshi's Absolute Duo light novel series. The trailer previews the show's opening theme, "Absolute Soul" by Konomi Suzuki.

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.

The cast includes:

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

The series will premiere on January 4 on AT-X.

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

Hiiragi-Boshi launched the light novel series with art by Yū Asaba in 2012, and Media Factory's MF Bunko published the sixth volume in July. 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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