Scared Rider Xechs TV Anime Adds Cast, Staff

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for the television anime of Rejet and Red Entertainment's Scared Rider Xechs romance adventure game announced more cast and staff members on Tuesday. The new cast includes:

Ayaka Shimizu as Akira Asagi, the main character

Satomi Akesaka as Salome Hako Sakura, a character original to the anime

The anime also cast Koji Yusa as Nōichirō Amakasu, Hitoshi Bifu as Hayato Ishidera, and Hiroki Yasumoto as Granbach.

Previously announced cast include:

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Christoph Yōsuke Komae

Eiji Takemoto as Fernandes

Mamoru Miyano as Takuto Kirisawa

Daisuke Namikawa as Les Paul

Takashi Kondo as Yūji Tsuga

Rikiya Koyama as Diviser

Hiro Shimono as Hiro Kurama

Naozumi Takahashi as Duesenberg

Hiroki Takahashi as Kazuki Suzuki

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rickenbacker

Kenn as Hijiri Mutsuki

Yuuki Fujiwara as Epiphone

The additional staff includes:

  • Assistant director: Yuujirou Moriyama
  • Sub Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Chikashi Kadekaru
  • Effect Concept, Effect Animation Director: Takashi Hashimoto
  • Mechanical Design: Takayuki Yanase
  • Scared Rider and Nightfly O'Note Design: Youichi Ueda
  • Color Design: Yuko Kobari
  • Sound Director: Hiroto Morishita
  • Music: Takeshi Abo, Nao Harada
  • Music Production: 5pb. Records

Hideto Komori is directing the anime at Satelight. StoryRiders' Naruki Nagakawa is supervising and writing the series scripts. Additionally, Jun Kumagai (Persona 3 The Movie series, Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū, Psycho-Pass 2) and Naohiro Fukushima (Eden of the East, Eureka Seven AO) are also writing the scripts. Koji Haneda is adapting the game's original character designs by pako, and is also credited as chief animation director.

Tatsuhisa Suzuki and Mamoru Miyano are performing the duet opening theme song "Ao to Kurenai no Forzato." Chiyomaru Shikura is writing the lyrics and composing the song. KENN is performing the ending theme song "old revelation." Jun Okamoto is writing the lyrics, and Urara Takai is composing the song.

The anime will debut this summer.

The website previously streamed a promotional video for the anime.

In the beginning of the video, Christoph says, "I've been waiting so long for this time to come. Thanks to you, I was able to become myself. I didn't save you; you saved me."

In the original otome game, a world of godless people was being menaced by Nightfly O'Note, a mysterious alien invader from a crimson world via the crimson barrier Scared. To counter the Nightfly O'Note's threat, the humans establish the LAG defense agency on the Ryūkyū Islands. The anti-Nightfly O'Note fighting unit Scared Rider valiantly stood against the threat, but was completely wiped out five times.

And so, the sixth and latest unit, Scared Rider Xechs, was assembled from five young men. However, at nearly the same time that SRX was formed, the Nightfly O'Note invasion stopped suddenly.

Without the enemy they were supposed to fight, the SRX members spend their restless days dealing with ordinary life. The SRX members establish the musical band Odd-l's to deal with their low spirits and restlessness. Meanwhile, a young woman is assigned to LAG as their instructor and commander. A new life begins for the young woman and the SRX. The tagline of the game is "That order, is it for love, or for death?"

The original game shipped for the PlayStation 2 in July 2010, followed by a Scared Rider Xechs: Stardust Lovers fan disc in 2011. The two releases shipped in a bundle for PSP in 2012. The original game received a PS Vita port last November.

[Via Ota-suke]

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