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Active Raid Second's Promo Video Introduces New & Old Casts

posted on by Egan Loo
Yukari Tamura, Satomi Arai, Aimi Tanaka join cast in anime's 2nd half

The official website for the Active Raid television anime posted a promotional video for the anime's second half on Tuesday. The video introduces both the new characters and the returning characters in Active Raid Second (Active Raid: Kidō Kyōshūshitsu Dai-Hakkei 2nd).

The new cast includes:

As heard in the video, Yuka Aisaka performs the opening theme song "Cerulean Squash." The character Liko (voiced by Tomoyo Kurosawa) performs the ending theme song "Field Trip!!"

The story is set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, and 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.

Goro Taniguchi (Planetes, Code Geass, Maria the Virgin Witch) is serving as chief director on the 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 Soma) 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.

The second half of the anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 12 at 12:30 a.m., and also air on Sun TV , KBS Kyoto , TV Aichi , and BS NTV. The first 12-episode season premiered in Japan on January 7, and Crunchyroll is streaming both halves of the series as they air in Japan.

Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video

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