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Norn 9 TV Anime's Additional Cast, January Premiere Revealed (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Nagi Yanagi voices Aion, performs opening theme song for adaptation of otome game

The official Twitter account for the TV anime adaptation of Otomate's Norn9: Norn + Nonette PSP otome game for female players announced on Saturday that the series will premiere in January. The account also revealed more cast members for the series, who are reprising their roles from the game:

Atsushi Abe as Sorata Suzuhara
Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Setsu Takishima
Kenji Hamada as Shiro Yuiga
Nagi Yanagi as Aion

Yanagi additionally revealed on Saturday that she will perform the show's opening theme song. Kaori Oda (Baccano! Pandora Hearts) also announced on her website on Saturday that she will perform the ending theme song.

The main cast, who are reprising their roles from the game, includes:

Ayumu Fujimura as Koharu

Yūki Kaji as Kakeru Yuiga
Hiro Shimono as Senri Ichinose
Takuya Satō as Masamune Tōya

Ayahi Takagaki as Mikoto Kuga

Daisuke Ono as Natsuhiko Azuma
Mitsuki Saiga as Sakuya Nijō
Kōji Yusa as Itsuki Kagami

Asami Seto as Nanami Shiranui

Noriaki Sugiyama as Akito Shukuri
Tomokazu Sugita as Ron Muroboshi
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Heishi Otomaru

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 Sudō (REAL-T)
Producer: Mitsutoshi Ogura
Animation Producer: Muneki Ogasawara

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. Otomate and Idea Factory will release a new game in the franchise titled Norn + Nonette Act Tune on the PS Vita in 2016.

Aksys Games released Norn9: Var Commons in North America and Europe on November 3.

Update: Kaori Oda (Baccano! Pandora Hearts) announced on her website on Saturday that she will perform the ending theme song. Thanks, omiya.

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