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Norn9 TV Anime's Comiket Video Previews Nagi Yanagi Song

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"Kazekiri" opening song from January 7 anime of otome game

The official website for the television anime of Otomate's Norn9: Norn + Nonette PSP otome game for female players began streaming the anime's Comiket 89 promotional video on Wednesday. The video previews the show's opening theme song "Kazekiri" by Nagi Yanagi.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime, and will stream the series and release it on home video. It describes the story:

Based on the visual novel of the same name, the story follows a 12-year-old boy named Sorata Suzuhara who finds himself transported to an alternate time, and possibly a different world. Aboard the Norn, a giant spherical ship that acts as a miniature city, Sorata joins three girls and nine young men on a journey toward an unknown destination...

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

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

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

Kaori Oda (Baccano! Pandora Hearts) will perform the ending theme song "Zero to Kei."

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.

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