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Monster Strike Web Anime's 2nd Trailer Profiles Characters

posted on by Egan Loo
Yūsuke Kobayashi, Jun Fukushima, Lynn star in October 10 anime of mobile RPG

The official website for the anime of mixi's Monster Strike mobile action role-playing game began streaming "Ver. 2" of the anime's English-subtitled trailer on Tuesday. The new version doubles the length of the trailer with character profiles.

The company mixi describes the game:

Slingshot monsters and watch as they bounce around like pinballs, destroying enemies in their wake. Play with up to three other friends in this co-op action RPG. Become a master and collect over 1,000 unique and powerful monsters — staking your claim as the best Striker around!

The anime's voice cast includes:

Yūsuke Kobayashi (The Heroic Legend of Arslan's Arslan, Yona of the Dawn's Su-Won) as Ren Homura

Lynn (Hero Company's Saki Tsurugi, Survival Game Club!'s Maya Kyōdō) as Aoi Mizusawa

Kengo Kawanishi (Aldnoah.Zero's Kisaki Matsuribi, A Lull in the Sea's Gaku Egawa) as Akira Kagetsuki

Juri Kimura (School-Live!'s Kei Shidō, Shirobako's Aoi Miyamori) as Minami Wakaba

Jun Fukushima (Yowamushi Pedal's Naruko, No Game, No Life's Former King) as Oragon, the franchise's mascot character

The anime will premiere worldwide in the anime's official YouTube channel on October 10. The anime will stream a new episode every Saturday after that. The first episode will have a length of around seven minutes. The anime will be available in multiple languages, including Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.

Kōki Kimura serves as the project's chief director at XFlag Studios, while Youhei Suzuki is credited as the project manager. Relatively new director Kazuya Ichikawa is helming the anime, while Jirō Ishii (CANAAN) is handling the story and project composition. Yoichi Kato (Yōkai Watch, Aikatsu!) is supervising and writing the scripts. Tatsurō Iwamoto (Ace Attorney games) drew the original character designs, while Masayuki Kondō drew the monster designs. Nao Hirasawa is credited as producer. Hiroshi Miyazaki is credited for animation production. Studio Hibari and Ultra Super Pictures are producing the anime.

The company mixi released Monster Strike on iOS and Android devices in Japan in 2013, and has since launched an English version on iTunes and Google Play. A Nintendo 3DS version of the game is in development for release this year.

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