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Code Geass Director Taniguchi Makes Active Raid TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shokugeki no Sōma's Saeki designs January anti-crime robot anime

The November issue of Kadokawa's Newtype magazine is revealing on Saturday that Goro Taniguchi (Planetes, Code Geass, Maria the Virgin Witch) will serve as chief director on a new original television anime titled Active Raid: Kidō Kyōshūshitsu Dai-Hakkei (Active Raid: Mobile Assault Division, Unit 8). The anime is slated for a January 2016 premiere on Tokyo MX and other channels.

The magazine previews the anime's setting:

Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section's 3rd Mobile Assault Division — popularly called "The Eighth" — who don powered armor "Willware" exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.

Noriaki Akitaya (Bakuman., Persona 3 the Movie #1 Spring of Birth, Castle Town Dandelion) is directing the anime, and Naruhisa Arakawa (MAOYU, Spice and Wolf, Outbreak Company) is writing the scripts. Artist and manga creator Shun Saeki (Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Sōma) is drawing the original character designs, while Asako Nishida (Love Live!, Simoun, Vampire Knight) is designing the characters for animation. Kotaro Nakagawa (Planetes, Code Geass, Prison School) is composing the music.

Taniguchi's Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion robot action series premiered in Japan in 2006, and spawned a second season in 2008, as well as manga, drama CD, and original video anime spinoffs. He most recently directed the Maria the Virgin Witch television anime series.

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