Last Gargantia OVA's Trailer Teases Ledo's Story Finale
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet anime unveiled the theatrical teaser trailer and visual for the second and final volume of the original video animation (OVA) Suisei no Gargantia: Meguru Kōro, Haruka on Saturday. The trailer features the new character Reema, voiced by Inori Minase. It also notes that Kousuke Toriumi and Takahiro Sakurai are joining the cast, but their characters have not been revealed yet.
Reema: Now. It's time to move onto the next phase.
Text: Ledo's story comes to a close...
Ledo: This techology is close to Chamber's. It's probably made for combat.
Ledo: Wait, she can control it!?
Ledo: You mean it's unmanned!?
Text: The messenger of the verduous planet reaches the moment of reckoning.
Participating theaters will begin offering advance tickets in a bundle with a Ledo rubber mobile strap on February 7.
Note: the following one-paragraph story outline refers to spoilers that happened at the end of the television series.
[Highlight white text to read spoilers] It has been a half a year since Chamber's heroic sacrifice. Ledo is living his new life with his companions aboard the Gargantia fleet, and he works diligently as a member of the salvage team working to recover bits and pieces of the previous age of human civilization. Reema, a girl who used to be a part of Cugel's fleet, then appears. Reema now studies under Amy as a messenger. After Ledo and Reema meet, Ledo reflects on his former life in the military and how the life he lives now aboard the Gargantia is completely different. Ledo is also awaiting the difficulties and crises that he knows the future will bring. With his bond with Chamber engraved on his heart, Ledo faces his future in the sky and in the sea.
The returning cast includes:
Kaito Ishikawa as Ledo
Hisako Kanemoto as Amy
Ai Kayano as Saaya
Kana Asumi as Melty
Shizuka Itou as Bellows
Sayaka Ohara as Ridget
Katsuyuki Konishi as Pinion
Ayumi Tsunematsu as Lacage
Tomokazu Sugita as Chamber
The returning staff for the OVA project includes Kazuya Murata, who is directing at Production I.G. Nitroplus' Gen Urobuchi is supervising the story, and Daishiro Tanimura is handling the script. Hanaharu Naruko is designing the characters, and Masako Tashiro is adapting Naruko's designs for animation and also serving as chief animation director. Makoto Ishiwata is handling the mechanical designs, and Taro Iwashiro composes the music. Tomoaki Okada handles the Gargantia design.
The first part of the new OVA screened in 10 Japanese theaters on September 27. The second volume will then open in theaters on April 4.
The Blu-ray Disc with the first episode shipped on November 21, and the second Blu-ray Disc will ship on May 27. Each Blu-ray Disc retails for 7,500 yen (about US$75), and both releases are including English subtitles.