Sentai Filmworks Licenses Comet Lucifer Anime
posted on by Karen Ressler
North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it has licensed 8-bit's original anime series Comet Lucifer. The company plans to release the series digitally and on home video.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on October 4 at 10:30 p.m.
The story takes place on the planet Gift, where precious crystals called Giftjium are buried in the earth. A young man named Sōgo lives in Garden Indigo, a prosperous mining town. Sōgo's hobby is to collect rare crystals. One day, he gets wrapped up in a riot caused by his classmates Kaon, Roman, and Otto, and he loses his way until he finds a lake deep under the ground's mining ruins. There, he meets a mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes that gaze straight ahead. The story follows the adventure of what happens after this meeting.
Project Felia is credited with the original work. Yasuhito Kikuchi (Infinite Stratos, Macross Frontier) is directing the series at studio 8 Bit. Yuuichi Nomura (Eureka Seven, Lagrange - The Flower of Rinne, Gundam Seed) is in charge of the original plan, series composition, and script. Atsushi Nakayama (Absolute Duo) is the series director, Yûichi Takahashi (Gatchaman Crowds, Macross Frontier) is the character designer and chief animation director, Takayuki Yanase (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Valvrave the Liberator) is the mechanical designer, and Tatsuya Katou (Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Medaka Box, Gingitsune) is composing the music.
The group fhana will perform the opening theme song, and voice actress Ayaka Ohashi will perform the ending theme song. fhana and TRUE (Buddy Complex, Sound! Euphonium) are both performing image songs: "Cosmos no yō ni" and "Story of Lucifer," respectively.