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Active Raid Anime's 2nd Video Previews Akino with bless4's Song

posted on by Egan Loo
New mecha also shown from Code Geass director's anime premiering on January 7

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 began streaming the second promotional video on Thursday. The video previews the opening theme song "Golden Life" by AKINO with Bless4.

The "Golden Life" single will go on sale on January 27 with the title song, "Overnight Revolution," "Dokidoki Suru Kara," and the instrumental versions of these songs. Yuka Aisaka's ending theme song "Tōmei na Yozora" (Clear Night Sky) will also go on sale on January 27 with the song "Impulse" and the instrumental version of both songs.

The story is set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire. It follows the Special Public Security Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit — popularly called "The Eighth" — who don powered armor "Willware" exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime. Assistant inspector Asami Kazari is assigned to The Eighth with the task of assessing the unit's status and reporting it to her superiors. But her true goal is to rehabilitate this sloppy, haphazard, justice-less group.

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 who uses the Fine Familiar Willware

Shizuka Ishigami as Haruka Hoshimiya, a sergeant

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)

Tōru Ohkawa as Yasuharu Funasaka, the captain of the Eighth Unit

Saori Ōnishi as Madoka Amano, an operator

Kōsuke Toriumi as "Kyōkai-san," a mechanic

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

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 on Tokyo MX on January 7 at 10:00 p.m., and it will run from January to March, and then July to September. It will also run on Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, and BS NTV.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video

[Via Ota-suke]

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