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Active Raid Anime Gets Digital Manga in Shonen Jump+

posted on by Kyle Hallmark
Original TV anime debuts on January 7 with manga

The combined fifth and sixth 2016 issues of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (cover pictured right) announced on Monday that the Active Raid: Kidō Kyōshūshitsu Dai-Hachi Gakari (Active Raid: Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit) original television anime will receive a digital manga adaptation in the Shonen Jump+ app. Kōhei Ueda's manga will launch on January 7, the same day that the first episode of the anime will premiere.

The anime will be split into two seasons and run from January to March, and then from July to September.

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

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)

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

Saori Ōnishi as Madoka Amano, an operator

Kousuke 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.

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

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