Junichi Suwabe, Shiro Saito Join Gatchaman Crowds insight Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Episode 0 premieres on Hulu; more G-Suit designs unveiled

The official Twitter account for the upcoming Gatchaman Crowds insight television anime series unveiled more cast members and character designs on Saturday. The new characters are:

Junichi Suwabe as Millio Toriyama, a popular host of the day show "Millione Shop." Millio is showy and speaks frankly.

Shiro Saito as Yu Misudachi, Tsubasa's 99-year-old great-grandfather and a legendary veteran pyrotechnician. Everyone calls him "Yuru-jii." He's a bit stubborn and also lively for his age.

Gorō Yamada as Kōzō Misudachi, Tsubasa's father. He kindly supports his daughter in her dream to be a pyrotechnician, and in her decision to go to Tokyo as a Gatchaman. Tsubasa's mother is also pictured but her voice actor and name have not yet been announced.

Hulu began streaming episode 0 "inbound" this Saturday. The episode is 15 minutes long.

The website also posted the main characters' G-Suit designs, including a G-Suit design for Berg Katze. [Please highlight the white space to read spoilers.]

The other 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.

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 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

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