Yumi Hara, Yuuka Nanri Join Accel World Film's Cast
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The stage event for the Accel World: Infinite Burst film at the Dengeki Bunko Haru no Saiten 2016 event on Sunday announced that Yumi Hara (The [email protected], Log Horizon) and Yuuka Nanri (Wandering Son, Blood Lad) will join the cast of the film.
Hara will reprise her role as Utai Shinomiya/Ardor Maiden from the Accel World -Kasoku no Chōten- PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable game, while Nanri will play Rin Kusakabe from the same game.
Additionally, KOTOKO × ALTIMA will perform the film's theme song "Plasmic Fire."
The film will open in 24 theaters around Japan on July 23, but the staff hinted that more theaters might be added if the film does well enough.
Original light novel series author Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online) is writing the story for the original new anime, and it will add new characters.
The returning staff and cast include:
Original Creator: Reki Kawahara
Original Novel Illustrations: HIMA
Director: Masakazu Obara
Character Design/Animation Director: Yukiko Aikei
Duel Avatar Design/Action Director: Yousuke Kabashima
Animation Production: Sunrise
Sachika Misawa as Kuroyukihime
Yuuki Kaji as Haruyuki
Aki Toyosaki as Chiyuri
Shintarō Asanuma as Takumu
Kadokawa published the 19th volume of the light novel series last October. Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in English, and it will ship the sixth volume on March 22. Yen Press also publishes the manga adaptation by Hiroyuki Aigamo, and shipped the sixth volume in January. The 24-episode television anime adaptation premiered in 2012, and Viz Media streamed the series on Hulu as it aired in Japan. Viz Media released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2013.
Images via Dengeki Online