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Triage X Anime's Ads Promote Premiere, Tease Censorship Removal

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Blu-ray/DVD release of anime of Shōji Satō's manga to "Triage" away broadcast version's "light & steam"

Kadokawa began streaming two commercials promoting the television anime of Shoji Sato's Triage X manga on Tuesday. The first ad promotes the anime's broadcast, while the second promotes the anime's home video release. Both ads feature the series opening theme song, "triage" by Saeko Zōgō ft. Nagareda Project.

Text: The label color is the symbol of death.
Narrator: Triage X.
Sayo: The DVD and Blu-ray release of Triage X has been green-lit!
Text: The Blu-rays and DVDs "Triage" away the light and steam!
Mikoto: Big sister! I heard that the Blu-rays and DVDs get rid of the light and steam!
Sayo: Mikoto, we have nothing to hide.
Mikoto: Let's properly Triage the bad guys!!
Sayo: All right! Then let's just open-fire on all of them!!

The "light and steam" lines in the second ad are a nod to the censorship of nudity seen in television anime.

Yen Press publishes Soji Sato's original 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.

The anime will premiere in Japan on April 8. Crunchyroll will stream the anime outside of Japan as it airs.

Akio Takami and Takao Kato will direct the anime at animation studio XEBEC with series composition by Katsuhiko Takayama. Akio Takami will design the characters. 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 series will be 10 episodes long.

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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