Norn 9 TV Anime Reveals Staff, Returning Cast
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Idea Factory opened a website and an official Twitter account on Saturday for the TV anime adaptation of Otomate's Norn9 - Norn + Nonette PSP otome game for female players. The new website reveals the show's main staff and cast.
Takao Abo (episode director for Eureka Seven, Macross Frontier, assistant director for Lunar Legend Tsukihime) is making his directorial debut at Kinema Citrus and Orange. Tetsuo Ichimura (Ane Log, episode director for Bleach, Penguindrum) is serving as assistant director, Natsuko Takahashi (My Love Story!!, 07-Ghost) is handling the series composition, and Yukari Takeuchi (animation director for Bleach, Uta no Prince-sama - Maji Love 1000%) is adapting Teita's original character designs for anime and is also serving as chief animation director.
Additional staff members are as follows:
Art Director: Akira Suzuki (Studio Uni)
Screen Design: Toshiki Nishi
Future Design: skirakaba
Mechanical Prop Design: Takeshi Takakura
Layout: Masatsugu Arakawa
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa (Magic Capsule)
Director of Photography: Yukiyo Kajiwara (T2 studio)
3DCG Director: Yuushi Koshida (Orange)
Editing: Hitomi Sudo (REAL-T)
Producer: Mitsutoshi Ogura
Animation Producer: Muneki Ogasawara
The cast, which are reprising their roles from the game, include:
Hiro Shimono as Senri Ichinose
Takuya Satō as Masamune Tōya
Mitsuki Saiga as Sakuya Nijō
Koji Yusa as Itsuki Kagami
Tomokazu Sugita as Ron Muroboshi
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Heishi Otomaru
Idea Factory screened a promotional video for the anime at the "Otomate Party 2015" event on Saturday, and it is also screening the video at the NBC Universal booth at Comiket 88 on Sunday.
In the game, the player can choose between three different girls as the heroine, each with their own three male characters to romance. A certain song transports a boy named Sorata Suzuhara to a different era and place.
When Sorata regains consciousness, he finds himself standing in an unfamiliar place — an old town, awash with sepia tones. The scene is exactly like the Meiji and Taishō-era pictures he had seen in textbooks. He encounters three girls and nine young men in this world, and embarks on a journey in the skies with them and the giant Norn airship.
Otomate and Idea Factory released the game for PSP in May 2013. The PlayStation Vita port, Norn9: Var Commons, shipped in Japan in December 2014. Aksys Games is releasing Norn9: Var Commons in North America and Europe this fall.