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Triage X Anime's Video, More Cast, Staff, Premiere Date, Song Unveiled

posted on by Richard Winters
Takaya Kuroda, Aya Hisakawa, Naomi Ōzora, Izumi Kitta join anime debuting April 8

The official website for the television anime of Shoji Sato's Triage X manga began streaming a promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video introduces the show's characters and outlines the premise.

Text: There is a secret organization that lives in darkness, who triage the malignant tumors that are the evils of this world.
Text: Its name is "Black Label."
Arashi: You are a nidus, with numerous crimes to your name. You will die today.
Mikoto: Go, Arashi! Hurry and finish this!
Oriha: I've nabbed all the good parts today!
Yūko: I'm your surgeon, and you can thank me in hell.
Masumi: First aid complete. Looks like you'll avoid shock through blood loss.
Sayo: I'm sorry. This is the only medicine I have that works on idiots.
Text: 17-year old high school student Arashi Mikami joins Black Label to stand against evil.
Voice: His ability to feel pain as a human won't last long. Begin the operation. Open fire!
Text: This story is the record of the choices, determination, and battles of an executioner who lives as a high school student.
Text: Takaya Kuroda as Masamune Mochizuki
Text: Aya Hisakawa as Fiona Ran Winchester
Voice: This is your grave.
Text: Naomi Ōzora as Hinako Kominato
Text: Izumi Kitta as Yuu Momokino

The additional cast members announced in the trailer include Takaya Kuroda as Masamune Mochizuki, Aya Hisakawa as Fiona Ran Winchester, Naomi Ōzora as Hinako Kominato, and Izumi Kitta as Yuu Momokino. Other cast members include Misa Kayama as Kaoru Murasaki, Kiyono Yasuno as Kaori Murasaki, Setsuji Satoh as D, Takanori Hoshino as Mr. Astro, Sayaka Nakaya as Kaname Makiishi, Kenji Nojima as Kyōji Tobishiro, Sachi Kokuryu as Goryū, Shinichiro Miki as Shinichirō Inunaki,  Hideaki Tezuka as Isoroku Tatara, Misato as Konomi Suzue, Iori Nomizu as Haron Mikazuki, Yumeha Kōda as Sumire Mikazuki. 

The previously announced main cast members include:

Kenji Akabane as Arashi Mikami

Yui Kondou as Mikoto Kiba

Amina Satō (former AKB48 member) as Oriha Nashida

Fuyuka Oura as Yūko Sagiri

Masumi Asano as Miki Tsurugi

Ryoko Shiraishi as Sayo Hitsugi

Saeko Zōgō (Isuca, Maken-Ki! Battling Venus, Chaika - The Coffin Princess, Dai - Shogun - Great Revolution ending themes) featuring Nagareda Project (Dragon Collection, Saint Seiya Omega) will provide the show's opening theme, titled "triage." Kazutomi Yamamoto (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! opening theme) will perform the show's ending theme, titled "Soleil More."

The website also revealed the full staff list of the anime.

  • Planning: Takeshi Yasuda
  • Director: Akio Takami and Takao Kato
  • Series Composition: Katsuhiko Takayama
  • Character Design: Akio Takami
  • Prop Design: Natsuko Fujiwara and Yasuyoshi Uezu
  • Art Director: Yoshio Tanioka
  • Director of Photography: Hayao Arimura
  • Color Design: Ayumi Ikeda
  • Editing: Jin Nogawa
  • Sound Director: Takatoshi Hamano
  • Sound Effects: Yuji Furuya
  • Sound Production: Dax Production
  • Music Production: Nippon Columbia
  • Music Producer: Shunichi Uemura
  • Animation Production: XEBEC

The show will premiere on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, and TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu on April 8, and on TV Saitama, Chiba TV, TVK, Gifu Broadcasting, and Mie TV on April 9. BS 11 will run the show on April 10. The cast will host a preview screening on March 29 in Tokyo, and the performers of the opening song "triage" and Amina Satō will perform songs at the event.

Yen Press publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

Mochizuki General Hospital boasts some of the most well-trained (and well-endowed) nurses in town. But though these ladies spend much of their day battling disease, their after-hours are spent fighting a very different sort of sickness... Under the leadership of the hospital chairman, a handful of staff members and local teenagers form a group of mercenary assassins, targeting the "cancers" of society and excising those individuals before their wickedness spreads.

Sato launched the manga in Kadokawa's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in 2009, and Kadokawa's Fujimi Shobo imprint will publish the 10th compiled volume on Friday, March 6. Yen Press published the seventh volume on August 26. Sato also drew the art for High School of the Dead, another manga that inspired an anime.

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