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Crunchyroll to Stream Fafner: Exodus TV Anime

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Kohei Kiyasu, Makoto Ishii, Marika Matsumoto star in sequel series

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Sōkyū no Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Exodus sequel anime as it airs in Japan. The first episode will premiered on Thursday and Crunchyroll will stream it "shortly," followed by episode two on January 15 at 2:30 p.m. EST for members and one week later for free users.

The stream will be available in the U.S. and its territories, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, South Africa, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Netherlands, Turkey, Latin America (Central and South America including Caribbean), Middle East and North Africa.

The previously announced cast includes 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, Ryotaro Okiayu (Toriko, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2) as Walter Bargest, Yūichi Nakamura (Fairy Tail, Valvrave the Liberator) as Dustin Morgan, and Aki Unone (Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar) as Keith Water. Kensho Ono, Masahiko Tanaka, Minoru Shiraishi, Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Free! Eternal Summer, My Little Monster) as Mitsugu Jinnai, Azumi Asakura (The Idolm@ster, A Certain Scientific Railgun S) as Saki Masaoka, and Saori Seto (Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox, Fairy Tail) as Mai Dōma. Nobunaga Shimazaki, Satomi Arai, Yui Ishikawa, Megumi Han, and Masakazu Morita will also star.

The staff will reprise their roles with Kenichi Suzuki overseeing series direction with director Naokatsu Tsuda. Yasuko Kobayashi is in charge of series composition and Masahiko Komino is designing the characters.

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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