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Brain's Base's Endride Anime Reveals Luna Sea Song, April 2 Debut in Video

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Rurouni Kenshin & Bastard!! creators design alternate world fantasy

The official website for the Endride television anime announced on Thursday that the rock band Luna Sea is performing the theme song "Limit." It is the first new song from the band since "A Will" in 2013, and also the band's first television anime tie-in. The website began streaming a promotional video to preview the song and to reveal the anime's April 2 premiere:

The first episode will premiere on April 2 at 26:30 (effectively, April 3 at 2:30 a.m.), and then later episodes will run on Saturdays at 25:55 (Sundays at 1:55 a.m.)

The story is set on Endra, an unknown world beneath the surface of Earth itself. It is another world, where the giant Adamas shines above and seven-colored bands drift across the skies. One day, Shun Asanaga — an ordinary yet positive and bright 15-year-old middle school boy who lived in the "Land Above" — lands in this place. He had discovered a mysterious crystal at his scientific businessman father's company, and the moment he touched the crystal, he was transported to Endra.

He meets Prince Emilio, who strongly despises the current King Deruzain and had just turned 16 at Endra's castle. He became of age to ascend to the throne, and he wields a weapon to seek his vengeance at last, but the difference in strength proves to be insurmountable. Captured and imprisoned by Deruzain, Emilio is heartbroken. But then, the walls of the prison suddenly become distorted, and Shun appears within them.

The cast includes:

Kenshō Ono as Shun Asanaga (designed by Nobuhiro Watsuki)

Toshiki Masuda as Emilio Ranguhaimu (designed by Kazushi Hagiwara)

Karen Miyama as Alicia (Hagiwara), Emilio's childhood friend who is often with Falarion in the castle town. She gets dragged into in Shun and Emilio's adventure, though her cheerfulness gets her through it.

Ayaka Ōhashi as Falarion (Hagiwara), a mysterious life form that appears to be a dragon and (might be) Alicia's pet. It can understand human speech.

Hiroki Takahashi as Demetrio (Watsuki), leader of the rebel group "Ignaz." He draws many people to his cause with his intelligence and strength in battle. As a revolutionary, he has a hostile relationship with Prince Emilio.

Shizuka Itou as Louise (Hagiwara), a member of Ignaz. She's a strong fighter who wields a giant sword.

Kōsuke Toriumi as Eljuia (Watsuki), a member of Ignaz who is no good in a battle but has a mysterious ability to predict the future.

Yūma Uchida as Felix (Hagiwara), a member of Ignaz who has a silent and cool personality, and adores Demetrio.

Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Sengoku Collection) is directing the anime at the studio Brains Base (Natsume's Book of Friends, RIN-NE). Touko Machida (Show By Rock!!, Lucky Star, The IDOLM@STER) is in charge of the series scripts. Each character was designed by either Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin, Buso Renkin) or Kazushi Hagiwara (Bastard!!).

The accompanying Endride ~X fragments~ smartphone game features Hagiwara and Watsuki on original character designs, the illustrator Hidari (Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk), and scenario writer Takumi Miyajima (Tales of the Abyss). The game will begin accepting pre-registration of users in April, and will formally launch this year.

Ono, Miyama, Ohashi, Takahashi, and Toriumi will appear at an "NTV April Season Anime Endride Pre-Broadcast! Special Stage event at the Anime Japan 2016 convention on March 26 at 12:20 p.m. The event will introduce the project, host a talk between the cast, run a promotional video, hold a segment on the game, and other elements.

Source: Comic Natalie

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