News Qualidea Code TV Anime Project Announced With Promo Video
posted on 2015-12-19 02:10 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Speakeasy, Marvelous, and the "Qualidea Production Committee" opened a website to reveal the Qualidea Code TV anime project after revealing the project at the Jump Festa event in Tokyo on Saturday. The website is streaming the show's first promotional video.
Qualidea Code is part of an overall multimedia project by five publishers: Shueisha's Dash X Bunko imprint, Kadokawa's Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint, Kadokawa's MF Bunko J imprint, Shogakukan's Gagaga Bunko imprint, and Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine.
Speakeasy — the author unit made up of Sou Sagara (HENNEKO/The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.), Koushi Tachibana (Date A Live), and Wataru Watari (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) — is in charge of the original concept for the project alongside Marvelous. The three authors are also writing the anime's scripts.
Kenichi Kawamura (Rozen Maiden, SoniAni: Super Sonico the Animation) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures. Matsuryū (Queen's Blade 2: The Evil Eye, Shōjo-tachi wa Kōya o Mezasu) drew the original character designs, and Hisayuki Tabata (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Yuyushiki) is adapting those designs for animation. Taku Iwasaki (Gurren Lagann, Noragami, Soul Eater) is composing the music.
The official website has also revealed a main visual.
The show's official website includes the following English tagline:
In order to protect the country from the [UNKNOWN] emerging from Tokyo Bay Gate, the boys and girls wage battles in the defense cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa and Chiba.
The anime takes place in a world where humans are continuing to fight a war against an enemy called UNKNOWN. UNKNOWN invaded several decades ago, and children entered a cold sleep to escape the invasion. When the children awoke, they found themselves with supernatural powers. The children set up defense cities in Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba in order to protect the country from the UNKNOWN, who appear through the Tokyo Bay Gate.
Inside the world of the multimedia project, Sou Sagara is in charge of the Tokyo story, Koushi Tachibana is in charge of the Kanagawa story, and Wataru Watari is in charge of the Chiba story.
The project's characters include:
Ichiya Suzaku, the head of Tokyo City. He is cool and has a large amount of pride, and he despises inefficiency. He secretly longs to be a hero. He hates Kasumi. His power is that he can manipulate gravity with a gauntlet.
Canaria Utara, the subhead of Tokyo City. Her self-professed title is "The Botherer to Suzaku." She is weak, and tries hard at everything she does. Her catchphrase is "When you're in trouble, smile." She activates her power by singing.
(Note: While the English description of Canaria on the website says she's the subhead of Kanagawa City, the Japanese description and the promotional video's description both state that she's the subhead of Tokyo City.)
Asuha Chigusa, the head of Chiba City. She is Kasumi's younger sister, and she's usually pretty listless, but can become trigger happy with her gun in the blink of an eye. She wields two guns, and her power is controlling the movements of material objects.
Kasumi Chigusa, the subhead of Chiba City. He is cynical and a realist. He often boasts of his own failures, and he is only sympathetic to his younger sister Asuha. His weapon is a sniper rifle, and his power is that he can use echolocation to search for things.
Maihime Tenkawa, the head of Kanagawa City. Nickname: Hime. She is the "strongest princess" who has reigned at the top of Kanagawa for a long time. She is idealistic and has a one-track mind, and her blunt behavior makes her stand out. She is proud of her incredible physical strength, and she uses a huge gun to blast away her opponents in one hit.
Hotaru Rindo, the subhead of Kanagawa City. She has a calm and composed disposition, and is only nice to Hime. Her eyes are so uncommonly observant that she can read her opponents' actions. Her other strong point is her observation of Hime. Her weapon is a katana, and her power is that she can make contact through her eyes.
The website notes that it will announce the cast in a few days.
Jump SQ. will launch a manga for the project in 2016. Three novels for the project are already on sale (see gallery below). Authors Sagara and Watari and illustrator Saboten released the Kuzu to Kinka no Qualidea (Qualidea of Scum And A Gold Coin) light novel in the Dash X Bunko imprint on January 23, author Tachibana and illustrator Kiyotaka Haimura released the first Itsuka Sekai wo Sukuu Tameni -Qualidea Code- (In Order to Save the World One Day -Qualidea Code-) light novel volume in the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint on July 18, and author Sagara and illustrator Kantoku released the Sonna Sekai wa Kowashite Shimae -Qualidea Code- (Completely Break That World -Qualidea Code-) light novel in the MF Bunko J imprint on October 23. The second volume of Itsuka Sekai wo Sukuu Tameni -Qualidea Code- will ship on January 20. Additionally, Watari will write a new "Chiba Volume" novel for the Gagaga Bunko imprint.
The February issue of Kadokawa's Newtype magazine will feature an interview with Speakeasy when it ships on January 9. The multimedia project will also have a stage program at this year's Anime Japan 2016 event in March.
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