Updated key visual previews July anime
The official website for Gatchaman Crowds insight unveiled profiles for the new main characters on Friday, along with an updated key visual. The new cast members are:
Kaori Ishihara (Cross Ange, The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.) as Tsubasa Misudachi, a 16-year-old second year high school student from Nagaoka in Niigata Prefecture. She is also a new Gatchaman, and as a Gatchaman she is Hajime's new partner. She has an impulsive personality. When she's angry she slips into her home city's dialect.
Yuichiro Umehara (Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!, Orenchi no Furo Jijō) as Rizumu Suzuki, a 19-year-old medical student at a famous university. A realist, he regards Crowds and Rui as dangerous, and starts a mysterious organization.
Kana Hanazawa (Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) as Gelsadora, an alien who makes an emergency landing in a space ship in front of Tsubasa's house, and so becomes attached to Tsubasa. Gelsadora is a pacifist, and so is under the protection of the Gatchaman. A character named Gel Sadra (spelled the same way) originally appeared in the 1978 anime, Gatchaman II.
The new season will reunite the main staff:
- Director: Kenji Nakamura
- Series Composition: Toshiya Ono
- Original Character Design: Kinako
- Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Yûichi Takahashi
- G Suit Design: Koji Nakakita, Kenji Andou
- Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production
The cast from the first season will also return to reprise their roles.
The new season will depict what comes next for Hajime Ichinose (the first season's lead) and the others. It will also feature the blue NOTE that did not appear in the first season.
The website posted a teaser blurb in January:
We want to know about ourselves
About the fact there is no "society" in our "country"
About "society" and "people" living in different worlds
Feeling and reason
What is crucial is "thinking," not "worrying"
Modern people are too "fast" — we breath shallow and quick
"We" are terrible at being slow and deep
The anime will premiere on Japanese television in July.