Taboo-Tattoo Anime's Promo Video Previews May'n's Theme Song

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Tomokazu Sugita joins cast as Tom for series premiering on July 4

The official website for the television anime of Shinjirō's Taboo Tattoo manga began streaming the show's first promotional video on Monday. The video previews May'n's opening theme song "Belief."

The official website has additionally revealed that Tomokazu Sugita is joining the cast as the character Tom Shredfield (pictured below). Tom is an otaku who loves moe characters, and he works with Easy.

The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on July 4, and will also air on BS Japan and AT-X.

The show will star:

Makoto Furukawa as Justice Akatsuka (nickname Seigi), a boy who had a strange rune engraved on his hand after saving a mysterious man. A user of Akatsuka-style Jujitsu, he is trained by his vigorous grandfather. His nickname is the Japanese word for Justice.

Chika Anzai as Tōko Ichinose, Justice's childhood friend and classmate.

Mikako Komatsu as Bluesy Fluesy (nickname Easy). A girl who suddenly appeared in front of Justice. She has the physical strength to overpower him.

Akari Kito as Aryabahta (Ariya), the princess of the Kingdom of Celistan. She strikes a beautiful figure, and comports herself with dignity, but her love of games is unequaled.

Shiori Izawa as Iltutmish, a girl who has pledged her allegiance to Ari ya.

Kenjiro Tsuda as R.R. Lurker, a man who works under Ariya. A sadistic whip-wielder.

Hitomi Nabatame as Kar Shekar, a loyal servant to her sovereign, and a close aide to the princess Ariya.

Eri Kitamura as Lisa Lovelock, the commander of the Curse Unit of the U.S. Army, and good friends with Easy.

Toshiyuki Morikawa as Brad Blackstone (BB), a highly skilled combatant whose motives are unclear.

Yen Press is publishing the manga in North America, and it describes the story:

By all accounts, middle schooler Seigi is pretty unremarkable except for his martial arts prowess and a desire to protect the weak. But when his good intentions are put to the test by saving an old homeless man from some street thugs, the mysterious man shows his gratitude by...burning a tattoo onto Seigi's palm?!

It turns out, the tattoo is a powerful secret weapon that everyone--including a formidable girl with a tattoo of her own--is after. With his life on the line and his martial arts skills alone no match against super-powered foes, will Seigi be able to unlock the latent potential of his tattoo and live to fight another day?!

Takashi Watanabe (The Slayers, Shakugan no Shana, Freezing, Heavy Object) is directing the "stylish action epic" series at the anime studio J.C. Staff. Shinya Hasegawa (Golden Time, Revolutionary Girl Utena) is designing the characters, and Mayori Sekijima (Skip Beat!, Pandora Hearts) and Masateru Ohtake are handling the series composition and scripts. Shinji Hosoe is composing the music. TRIGGER, a unit composed of Furukawa, Anzai, and Komatsu as their respective characters, are performing the anime's ending theme song "Egoistic Emotion."

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