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Code Geass Director Taniguchi's Active Raid Anime Posts Video, Cast

posted on 2015-10-22 12:17 EDT
Ari Ozawa, Shizuka Ishigami, Takahiro Sakurai star in anime about powered armor suits

The official website for the Active Raid: Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit (Active Raid: Kidō Kyōshūshitsu Dai-Hakkei) television anime formally opened on Thursday and unveiled the first promotional video, the cast, and the designs.

Text: Mobile Assault Division's Eighth Unit
Text: A.K.A. The Eighth
Text: Ari Ozawa as Asami Kazari
Text: Shizuka Ishigami as Haruka Hoshimiya
Text: Takahiro Sakurai as Sōichirō Sena
Text: Nobunaga Shimazaki as Takeru Kuroki
Text: Chief Director: Goro Taniguchi 
Text: Director: Noriaki Akitaya 
Text: Original Character Design: Shun Saeki 
Text: Animation Character Design: Asako Nishida 
Text: Series Script Supervisor: Naruhisa Arakawa 
Text: Music: Kotaro Nakagawa 
Text: Active Raid: Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit
Text: Starts airing on Tokyo MX & other channels in January 2016

The cast features:

Nobunaga Shimazaki as Takeru Kuroki, a lieutenant who uses the Strike Intercepter Willware

Takahiro Sakurai as Sōichirō Sena, a lieutenant who uses the Elf Sigma Willware

Ari Ozawa as Asami Kazari, a genius 19-year-old lieutenant

Shizuka Ishigami as Haruka Hoshimiya, a sergeant

The other characters include:

Yasuharu Funasaka, the captain of the Eighth Unit

Rin Yamabuki, the senior superintendent in charge of the Eighth Unit

Madoka Amano, an operator

"Kyōkai-san," a mechanic

Tomoki Hachijō, Kōki Training Academy's student council president

Hinata Yamabuki, Rin's little sister who lives with her, and Kōki Training Academy's student council member

Mythos, a handsome youth (true identity unknown)

Liko, a maid character who can be installed in every digital device from smartphones to PCs

The story is set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire. It follows the Eighth Unit of the Fifth Special Public Security Section's Third Mobile Assault Division — popularly called "The Eighth" — who don powered armor "Willware" exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime.

Goro Taniguchi (Planetes, Code Geass, Maria the Virgin Witch) is serving as chief director on this new original television anime at Production IMS. Orange is producing the 3D CG. 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 Soma) 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.

The anime will premiere next January on Tokyo MX and other channels.


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