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Funimation to Stream Wit Studio's Rolling Girls Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series about girls on motocycles in futuristic Japan to stream this winter

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Monday that it will stream The Rolling Girls as it airs in Japan. The company will announce the streaming times at a later date.

The Rolling Girls is the first original television anime from Wit Studio (anime adaptations of Attack on Titan, Hōzuki no Reitetsu). Otomi Deai (second Silver Spoon season) is directing the anime, and Yasuyuki Mutō (Sengoku Basara - Samurai Kings franchise) is writing the scripts. Artist tanu (Tari Tari) is responsible for the original character designs concepts, and Katsuhiko Kitada (Hal) is responsible for the character designs. The four main voice actresses — Ari Ozawa, Rina Hidaka, Risa Taneda, and Yumiri Hanamori — sang a cover of THE BLUE HEARTS punk band's "Tsuki no Bakugekiki" (Lunar Bomber) song as The Rolling Girls for the anime's opening theme song.

Funimation describes the story:

Gun your engines and get ready for the full-throttle adventure of The Rolling Girls, the first original anime from the studio that brought you Attack on Titan! In the wake of the Great Tokyo War, Japan – as the world once knew it – no longer exists. What remains is a fragmented network of independent nations, each ruled by a prophet known as a Mosa. Every Mosa commands an army, or Mob, as they seek to conquer anyone in their path. Enter Nozomi, Yukina, Ai, and Chiaya. Together, these intrepid and adorable girls travel across battle-ravaged Japan, seeking to transform themselves – and their world!

The main cast includes:

Ari Ozawa as Nozomi Moritomo, a "normal girl" family runs the "Moritomo" restaurant in Tokorozawa. She's a new recruit in the vigilante group "Hiyoshi Town Propellers." She loves her neighbor Masami Utoku like an older sister. Her childhood nickname was "Nonsuke," and her favorite food is melonpan.

Rina Hidaka as Yukina Kosaka, a tone-deaf runaway girl who travels with Nozomi, but seems like she'd rather travel alone. When she knows she's being watched, she uses polite language. Her childhood nickname was "Yukippe," and her favorite food is sushi with sake.

Risa Taneda as Ai Hibiki, an upbeat girl traveling with Nozomi. She has a one-track mind and a big heart, and is quick to become comfortable in a situation. In any case, she wants to become strong. Her favorite foods are hamburgers, curry rice, and grilled meat. Her nickname when she was a kid was "Uu-tan."

Yumiri Hanamori as Chiaya Misono, a fanged girl travelling with Nozomi and the others. She's collecting mysterious "power stones." Her favorite thing is Moritomo Takoyaki. For some reason she knows Nozomi, Yukina, and Ai's childhood nicknames.

The anime's manga adaptation started in Mag Garden's Comic Garden magazine on October 4 and a four-panel manga started in Comic Blade on October 27.

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