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Code Geass Director Taniguchi's Active Raid Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, More of Cast

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AKINO with Bless4, Yuka Aisaka perform songs & Masayo Kurata, Taishi Murata, Aisaka, Natsuki Hanae join cast

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 unveiled the performers of the anime's theme songs and more of the cast on Thursday.

AKINO with Bless4 are performing the opening theme song "Golden Life," and Yuka Aisaka is performing the ending theme song "Tōmei na Yozora" (Clear Night Sky).


The newly announced cast members are:

Masayo Kurata as Rin Yamabuki, the senior superintendent in charge of the Eighth Unit

Taishi Murata as Tomoki Hachijō, Kōki Training Academy's student council president

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

Natsuki Hanae as Mythos, a handsome youth (true identity unknown)

The cast also 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

Madoka Amano, an operator

"Kyōkai-san," a mechanic

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.

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

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 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.

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

[Via Ota-Suke]

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