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God Eater Anime's TV Ad Previews Oldcodex Song

posted on by Egan Loo
TV series inspired by game franchise to premiere on July 5

Bandai Visual began streaming a television commercial in 30- and 15-second lengths for ufotable's television anime of the God Eater game series on Wednesday. The commercial previews the opening theme song "Feed A" by OLDCODEX.

The series will star Ryūichi Kijima (Beast Saga's Argyllo, Beyblade: Shogun Steel's Torimaki B) as the protagonist Lenka Utsugi. Lenka, who is an original character, is a new "God Arc" (Jin-ki) weapon user. The staff chose Kijima for the role after auditioning more than 100 people.

Returning cast members from the game series include (with name spellings from the anime's website):

Hiroaki Hirata as Rindou Amamiya

Kazuya Nakai as Soma Schicksal

Sayaka Ohara as Sakuya Tachibana

Daisuke Sakaguchi as Kouta Fujiki

Maaya Sakamoto as Alisa Ilynichna Omela

Takayuki Hirao will direct the anime at ufotable with character designs by Keita Shimizu (Tales of Phantasia, ToHeart2 key animation) and music by Gō Shiina (Kyousogiga, God Eater games). Hirao also was the director for the anime promotional video for the first game in 2010. ufotable will use hand-drawn animation to animate the God Arc weapons instead of CG.

Additional staff members are as follows:

Sound Director: Takayuki Hirao
Art Director: Masaru Yanaka (Captain Earth)
Color Key: Emi Chiba (Fate/Zero)
Director of Photography: Kentarō Waki (Valvrave the Liberator), Seiji Matsuda (The Garden of Sinners)
CG Director: Masato Takizawa (Fate/Zero, Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Uchū Kaitakushi)
Editing: Tsuyoshi Imai (Kino's Journey, Ghost in the Shell)

OLDCODEX (Free!, Kuroko's Basketball) will perform the opening theme song.

The series will premiere in Japan on July 5, and it will run on Tokyo MX TV, BS 11, and other stations. Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the anime adaptation during the Tokyo Game Show 2014 event last September.

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