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Gatchaman Crowds Season 2's Song Performers, Episode 0 Info Unveiled

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WHITE ASH, Angry Rock Rebirth perform; Hulu to stream "#0 inbound" on June 20

The staff of the upcoming Gatchaman Crowds insight television anime series revealed on Friday that the rock band White Ash will return from the first season to perform the new series' opening theme song "insight." The rock band Angry Rock Rebirth will perform the ending theme song "60 Oku no Tsubasa" (6 Billion Wings).

Additionally, the official website for the series revealed on Friday that Hulu will exclusively stream an "#0 inbound" episode on June 20.

The staff describes the "0 inbound" episode as follows:

Summer of 2015. The incident that occurred in Tachikawa, Tokyo called the "Tachikawa Incident."

It's been one year since then... CROWDS- the system that turns the mentality of humans into physical form that Berg Katze gave to Rui Ninomiya after extracting his NOTE- has spread among the public as a thing that anyone can use. The man who approved and pushed along this plan was none other than Prime Minister Seitaro Sugayama.

However, people who do not think well of CROWDS are now living with anxiety and dissatisfaction. Among this unease, one day, a mysterious organization attacks Sugayama as he was riding in a ministry vessel.

The next battle for the warriors with wings begins anew.

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. New characters include:

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 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.

Source: Famitsu


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