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Gatchaman Crowds Season 2 Unveils Color Character Designs

posted on by Karen Ressler
Also: New G-Suit unveiled

The official website for the upcoming Gatchaman Crowds insight television anime series revealed the color character designs on Wednesday.

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 Gelsadra, 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 originally appeared in the 1978 anime, Gatchaman II.

In addition, the Facebook page unveiled the G-Suit for Rui Ninomiya. The suit will appear in episode 0. The character page has also listed G-Suits for Tsubasa Misudachi and Berg Katze. [Please highlight the white space to read spoilers.]

Hulu will exclusively stream an "#0 inbound" episode on June 20.

The new season will reunite the main staff:

The cast from the first season will also return to reprise their roles.

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).

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 on July 5.

Images © Tatsunoko Pro / Gatchaman Crowds insight Production Committee

Update: Image links fixed. Thanks, DmonHiro.

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